MLB Game Preview - Reds underdogs vs Rockies at Colorado
Cincinnati Reds vs Colorado Rockies Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Colorado and Cincinnati on Saturday, with the host Rockies trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Colorado sends Juan Nicasio out against Greg Reynolds for the Reds in this game. Nicasio is 8-6 with a 4.57 ERA on the season, while Reynolds is 0-2 on the year and has a 5.73 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rockies as -111 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 10.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockies rated this week at No. 11 and the Reds sitting at No. 4.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Reds average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.
Colorado owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 4-rated defense.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 9-6 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Reds were saddled with a loss last time out in Bronson Arroyo's start, as they lost 9-6 against Colorado on Friday at Coors Field.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Reds at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing Colorado
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati at Colorado, Sunday, September 1