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Baseball odds preview - Colorado vs. Toronto

Colorado RockiesToronto Blue Jays
June 17, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Colorado Rockies vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Monday as the Rockies of Colorado swing away against the Blue Jays of Toronto.

Jorge De La Rosa, with a record of 7-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Rockies, while the Blue Jays trot Josh Johnson to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2013.

View Colorado vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Blue Jays as -135 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays - Rockies odds would favor the Rockies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 8 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 5 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Rockies average 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Colorado owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Colorado was a 5-2 winner at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Colorado at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rockies enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Phillies on Sunday, with Jhoulys Chacin throwing 8 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Coors Field.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +185 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Sunday, with Chien-Ming Wang throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Rockies at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 12 games on the road
Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Toronto, Tuesday, June 18