MLB Moneyline Matchups: Reds vs Rockies 7/8

MLB Moneyline Matchups: Reds vs Rockies 7/8

MLB Moneyline Matchups: Cincinnati Reds vs Colorado Rockies 7/8

Game Summary

The Cincinnati Reds will host the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 8. This matchup features two teams with contrasting fortunes in the 2024 MLB season. The Reds, with a record of 42-48, are striving to climb up the standings, while the Rockies, at 32-58, are looking to turn around a challenging season.

The Reds have shown promise at home with a record of 20-26 and have been competitive on the road, standing at 22-22. The Rockies, on the other hand, have struggled both at home (20-27) and on the road (12-31), highlighting their season-long difficulties.

Andrew Abbott (CIN) will take the mound for the Reds. Abbott has been impressive with an 8-6 record, a 3.28 ERA, and 74 strikeouts over 96 innings pitched. For the Rockies, Dakota Hudson will be the starting pitcher. Hudson has had a tough season, posting a 2-12 record, a 5.84 ERA, and 48 strikeouts in 86.1 innings. This pitching matchup heavily favors the Reds.

Offensively, Cincinnati boasts some key players like Jonathan India, who leads the team with a .273 batting average, and Elly De La Cruz, who has hit 15 home runs. Spencer Steer has also been productive with 57 RBIs. Colorado’s offense is led by Brendan Rodgers, who has a .285 batting average, and Ryan McMahon, who leads with 14 home runs and 45 RBIs.

The Reds’ pitching staff ranks 11th in the league with a 3.87 ERA, while the Rockies rank at the bottom with a 5.42 ERA. Cincinnati's fielding has also been stronger, committing 53 errors compared to Colorado's 42.

With thunderstorms forecasted and a temperature of 85°F, weather conditions might play a role in this game. Both teams will need to be prepared for potential delays or changes in playing conditions.

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under Not specified
Cincinnati Reds Spread -190
Colorado Rockies Spread +160
Cincinnati Reds Moneyline -190
Colorado Rockies Moneyline +160

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Andrew Abbott (CIN) 8-6 3.28 74
Dakota Hudson (COL) 2-12 5.84 48

Team Previews

Cincinnati Reds

**Hitting:** The Reds rank 29th in hits with 656 but are 15th in runs scored with 381. Their batting average is a low .226, ranking them 27th in the league. Key players include Jonathan India (.273 BA), Elly De La Cruz (15 HR), and Spencer Steer (57 RBIs).

**Relief Pitching:** The Reds bullpen has 21 saves, ranking them tied for 17th. Their overall ERA is 3.87, which is 11th in the league.

**Fielding:** Cincinnati has committed 53 errors, placing them tied for 6th in the league for fewest errors.

**Starting Pitchers:** Andrew Abbott leads the rotation with an 8-6 record and a 3.28 ERA, making him a reliable starter for the Reds.

Colorado Rockies

**Hitting:** The Rockies are 13th in hits with 740 and 19th in runs scored with 372. Their batting average is .245, ranking them 14th. Key hitters include Brendan Rodgers (.285 BA), Ryan McMahon (14 HR, 45 RBIs).

**Relief Pitching:** The Colorado bullpen has struggled, with only 18 saves (tied for 25th) and an overall team ERA of 5.42, which is the worst in the league.

**Fielding:** The Rockies have committed 42 errors, tied for 23rd in the league.

**Starting Pitchers:** Dakota Hudson has been a weak link with a 2-12 record and a 5.84 ERA, struggling to provide quality starts for the Rockies.

Team Injuries

Cincinnati Reds

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Nick Martini DH Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
Nick Lodolo SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
Brandon Williamson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 29

Colorado Rockies

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Jacob Bird RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
Josh Rogers RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26

Betting Trends

  • The Reds are 42-48 overall this season.
  • The Rockies are 32-58 overall this season.
  • The Reds have a better home record (20-26) compared to the Rockies' road record (12-31).
  • The Reds have a stronger bullpen with 21 saves compared to the Rockies' 18 saves.
  • Cincinnati's starting pitcher, Andrew Abbott, has a better ERA (3.28) compared to Dakota Hudson's 5.84 ERA.
  • The Reds' offensive leaders include Jonathan India and Elly De La Cruz.
  • The Rockies have struggled with pitching, having the worst ERA in the league at 5.42.
  • Both teams have committed errors, but the Reds have committed more (53) compared to the Rockies (42).
  • Andrew Abbott has been a reliable starter for the Reds with an 8-6 record.
  • The Rockies have struggled on the road with a record of 12-31.

Recent Games

Cincinnati Reds

Opponent Score W/L
vs Detroit 1-5 L
vs Detroit 3-5 L
vs Detroit 4-5 L
@ New York 8-4 W
@ New York 3-2 W

Colorado Rockies

Opponent Score W/L
vs Kansas City 1-10 L
vs Kansas City 3-1 W
vs Kansas City 4-2 W
vs Milwaukee 4-3 W
vs Milwaukee 0-3 L

Team Rankings

Category Cincinnati Reds Colorado Rockies
Hitting 29th 13th
Starting Pitching 11th 30th
Relief Pitching 17th 25th
Fielding 6th 23rd

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Reds have a 42-48 record overall this season.
  • The Rockies have a 32-58 record overall this season.
  • The Reds have a 20-26 home record.
  • The Rockies have a 12-31 road record.
  • Andrew Abbott has a 3.28 ERA for the Reds.
  • Dakota Hudson has a 5.84 ERA for the Rockies.
  • The Reds' bullpen has 21 saves.
  • The Rockies' bullpen has 18 saves.
  • Cincinnati's offense is led by Jonathan India and Elly De La Cruz.
  • Colorado's offense is led by Brendan Rodgers and Ryan McMahon.


Thunderstorms are expected with a temperature of 85°F. Check the latest weather updates.


Pick: Cincinnati Reds Moneyline (-190)

The Cincinnati Reds have the edge in this matchup with a stronger starting pitcher, Andrew Abbott, who has been consistent throughout the season. The Rockies have struggled both offensively and defensively, with Dakota Hudson's poor form being a major concern. The Reds' home advantage and superior overall performance make them the clear favorites to win this game.

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