Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The Milwaukee Brewers are ready to take on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. This NL matchup will begin at 8:10 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports Net Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Vegas has listed Colorado (-130) as the favorite over Milwaukee (+120). Bettors can gamble on the games total with odds listed at -120 for over 11.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 11.5. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -175 for the Brewers +1.5 runs and +155 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Brewers have gone 23-16 SU this year and are 21-17 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.3 units for moneyline gamblers through the early portions of the season and 3.2 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 21-18 SU and 21-17 ATS. The teams gained 5.7 units for moneyline bettors and 4.8 units ATS.

Rockies games have an over/under record of 14-22-2 so far in 2018. Milwaukee has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 13-23-2.

The right-handed Chase Anderson is getting the start for the visiting Brewers. Anderson is 3-3 with a 3.97 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He has yet to face Colorado this year, but he made two starts against the team in 2017, posting a 1-0 record with a 1.64 ERA and eight strikeouts.

The Rockies will turn to lefty Kyle Freeland (2-4, 3.95 ERA), who has 38 strikeouts and 13 walks as well as a 1.17 WHIP. Freeland only made one start against the Brewers in 2017 (0-1, 3.18 ERA and seven strikeouts across 5.2 innings).

Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.28 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 6.67 K/9. The bullpen has logged an outstanding ERA of just 2.61, along with a K-per-9 of 10.30.

Brewers hitters have slashed .242/.313/.389 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game this year, including 4.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Milwaukee’s hitters have been led by Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar. Cain is hitting .293/.399/.474 with five home runs, 13 RBIs, 24 runs and eight stolen bases, while Aguilar has a .348 average with two homers, 11 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Cain seemed to enjoy hitting left-handed pitchers on the road in 2017. Over 75 such plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .318/.400/.621 (compared to his overall season line of .300/.363/.440).

For the home team, Colorado’s pitching staff has yielded 4.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.13, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 4.93 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Colorado hitters are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .260/.349/.444 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Outfielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado have led the Rockies’ hitters this year. Blackmon is hitting .285/.388/.585 with 11 home runs, 21 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Arenado’s line sits at .309/.407/.577 with eight homers, 22 RBIs and 20 runs.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .331/.399/.601, Blackmon enjoyed hitting against righties at home last season, slashing .381/.462/.787 over 234 such plate appearances.

The Brewers have gained 1.0 units and are 4-5 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in four of those games, compared to five that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 8.8 units and are 12-10 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 10 of those games, compared to 12 that went under the total.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
  • Colorado has posted 21.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Brewers have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 15 over their last 10.