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Rockies face Milwaukee Brewers: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 20, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Colorado Rockies vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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The visiting Rockies hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Miller Park against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers will rely on Zack Greinke to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Hammel will be his counterpart for the Rockies. Zack Greinke is 2-1 this season, and Jason Hammel is 3-3.

View Colorado vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rockies listed as underdogs of +-140 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Brewers sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockies sit at a National League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rockies hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 7-1 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at -130 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Colorado rolled to a 7-1 win against Philadelphia on Thursday, as Jhoulys Chacin and the Rockies' bats led the team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Padres. Bettors on San Diego at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Brewers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 1-0 to the Padres on Thursday at PETCO Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rockies at Brewers trends to consider:
Colorado is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Milwaukee, Saturday, May 21