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New York Yankees vs Colorado Rockies Odds
Colorado's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Thursday when the New York Yankees pay a visit to Coors Field.
Colorado hands the ball to starter Jeff Francis in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. New York counters with CC Sabathia, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rockies bats at the same time.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rockies as +115 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rockies at No. 4 in the National League and the Yankees at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Colorado owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.8 per game. By contrast, the Yankees are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Colorado owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 5-rated defense.
New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Rockies on May 8. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Wednesday, with David Phelps throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Coors Field.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 2-8
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
A few Yankees at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Colorado is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Kansas City, Friday, May 10
Colorado at St. Louis, Friday, May 10