John Lackey out to silence Rockies bats in MLB contest
Colorado Rockies vs Boston Red Sox Odds
The Red Sox will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Wednesday, as the Colorado Rockies visit in inter-league play at Fenway Park.
Roy Oswalt gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with John Lackey, who will be looking to improve on his 4-5 mark.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 2-rated Red Sox and the league No. 9-ranked Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.6 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Colorado lost its last outing, a 11-4 result against the Red Sox on June 25. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -187 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 11-4 on Tuesday behind a start from Ryan Dempster at Fenway Park.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Rockies at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Boston
Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Colorado
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
Colorado home to NY Mets, Thursday, June 27
Boston home to Toronto, Thursday, June 27