Rockies at Reds 5/19/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
May. 19, 2017
Latest Odds : CIN -110 Total 8.5
On Friday, Colorado takes its National League West lead into Cincinnati for a three-game set with the Reds. The Rockies rank eighth in baseball in runs scored and ninth in OPS.
Taking the mound for the series opener will be Tyler Anderson (2-4, 6.43 ERA), who may be finally getting into a groove on the mound. He allowed at least four earned runs in each of his first six starts, but he has since allowed four total in back-to-back outings. He has also combined for 18 strikeouts in those two games, over 11.2 innings.
Charlie Blackmon is hitting .319 with nine home runs and 30 RBI. He's starting to put together an excellent career in Colorado. Blackmon has a career batting average of .299 and has scored more than 80 runs in three-straight seasons.
Cincinnati's Lisalverto Bonilla (0-1, 4.85 ERA) will make his second start of 2017 and the fifth of his career on Friday against the potent Rockies. His last start came on May 13, and he went eight innings and allowed three earned runs in a losing effort against San Francisco. Lisalverto, 26, has been part of three organizations and is looking to stick in a big league rotation.
Veteran shortstop Zack Cozart is in the best hitting stretch of his career, with a .350 batting average and 24 runs scored through 120 at-bats. In his last 10 games, Cozart has recorded multiple hits six times. He's also scored at least one run in eight of his last 10 games.
Recent Betting Trends:
Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Reds are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
Over is 4-1 in Rockies last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
Over is 4-1 in Reds last 5 Friday games.
Free Betting Pick: Colorado Rockies -110
These two teams headed in opposite directions and we continue to bet against the struggling Reds. The Rockies continue to show this hot start is no fluke as the Rockies offense stays hot tonight. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Rockies win 6-4.