MLB Spread Game Picks: Reds vs Colorado Rockies 7/9

MLB Spread Game Picks: Reds vs Colorado Rockies 7/9

MLB Spread Game Picks: Cincinnati Reds vs Colorado Rockies 7/9

 

Game Summary

The Cincinnati Reds will host the Colorado Rockies at the Great American Ball Park in what promises to be an intriguing matchup on July 9. The Reds come into this game with a 43-48 record, looking to build on their recent win against the Rockies, whereas the Rockies, holding a 32-59 record, aim to turn around their fortunes. Both teams have had their struggles this season, but this game offers a unique opportunity for either team to gain some momentum.

Frankie Montas will be taking the mound for the Reds, boasting a 4-6 record with an ERA of 4.19. On the other side, Cal Quantrill will pitch for the Rockies, holding a 6-6 record and an ERA of 3.77. The Reds have shown some resilience at home with a 21-26 record, while the Rockies have struggled mightily on the road with a 12-32 record.

In terms of batting, the Reds are led by Jonathan India with a batting average of .270, and Elly De La Cruz, who has hit 15 home runs this season. The Rockies, meanwhile, rely on Brendan Rodgers, who has a .282 batting average, and Ryan McMahon, who has contributed 14 home runs.

Overall, this game presents an interesting clash between two teams eager to make a statement. With the Reds looking slightly stronger in recent performances, they might have the upper hand in this encounter.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 9.5
Spread (Cincinnati Reds -1.5) +128
Spread (Colorado Rockies +1.5) -154
Cincinnati Reds Moneyline -145
Colorado Rockies Moneyline +125

 

Pitching Probables

Player W-L ERA Strikeouts Walks HR
Cal Quantrill (COL) 6-6 3.77 74 38 12
Frankie Montas (CIN) 4-6 4.19 62 33 10

 

Team Previews

Cincinnati Reds

Hitting: The Reds have posted 660 hits this season, ranking 29th in the league. With a team batting average of .225, they have room for improvement. Jonathan India leads the team with a .270 average, while Elly De La Cruz adds power with 15 home runs.

Relief Pitching: The Reds' bullpen has recorded 21 saves, ranking tied-17th. Their team ERA sits at 3.84, which is 11th in the league. The bullpen has been fairly reliable, but consistency remains key.

Fielding: With 54 errors, the Reds are tied for 6th most in the league. Fielding has been an issue, and they need to tighten up their defense to support their pitching staff.

Starting Pitchers: Frankie Montas brings a 4-6 record with a 4.19 ERA. His consistency on the mound will be crucial for the Reds to secure a win against the Rockies.

Colorado Rockies

Hitting: The Rockies have accumulated 746 hits, ranking 14th in the league. With a team batting average of .244, Brendan Rodgers leads the charge with a .282 average, while Ryan McMahon provides power with 14 home runs.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has struggled, with only 18 saves, ranking tied-25th. The team's ERA is 5.47, the highest in the league, indicating significant issues in their pitching staff.

Fielding: The Rockies have committed 42 errors, tied for 23rd in the league. Defensive lapses have cost them games, and improving their fielding will be critical.

Starting Pitchers: Cal Quantrill has been one of the few bright spots with a 6-6 record and a 3.77 ERA. His ability to control the game from the mound will be vital for the Rockies.

 

Team Injuries

Cincinnati Reds

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Stuart Fairchild CF Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
TJ Friedl CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

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 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • The Rockies are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
  • Reds are 21-26 at home this season.
  • Rockies are 12-32 on the road this season.
  • The total has gone under in 4 of Reds' last 6 games.
  • The total has gone over in 6 of Rockies' last 9 games.
  • Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Rockies.
  • Rockies have lost 4 straight road games.
  • Reds are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
  • Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 games.

 

Recent Games

Cincinnati Reds

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

Colorado Rockies

Opponent Score W/L
vs Kansas City L 10-1 L
vs Kansas City W 3-1 W
vs Kansas City W 4-2 W
@ Cincinnati L 6-0 L
@ Houston L 7-1 L

 

Team Rankings

Category Cincinnati Reds Colorado Rockies
Hitting 29th 14th
Starting Pitching 11th 30th
Relief Pitching 17th 25th
Fielding 6th 23rd

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Reds are 21-26 at home this season.
  • The Rockies are 12-32 on the road this season.
  • The Reds have won 4 of their last 5 games against the Rockies.
  • The Rockies have lost 4 straight road games.
  • The total has gone under in 4 of the Reds' last 6 games.
  • The total has gone over in 6 of the Rockies' last 9 games.
  • The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
  • The Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
  • The Rockies have the highest team ERA in the league at 5.47.
  • The Reds have a team ERA of 3.84, ranking 11th in the league.

 

Weather

The weather for the game is expected to be partly sunny with a high temperature of 86°F. Conditions are favorable for a great evening of baseball at the Great American Ball Park.

 

Prediction

Pick: Cincinnati Reds to cover -1.5

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The Cincinnati Reds have shown better form recently and have a stronger home record compared to the Rockies' poor performance on the road. With Frankie Montas on the mound and the Reds' recent success against the Rockies, Cincinnati is well-positioned to cover the -1.5 spread. Additionally, the Rockies' struggling bullpen and defensive issues make it more likely that the Reds will secure a decisive win.

 

Cincinnati Reds

Winnings $95,870
last 30 days winnings $27,710
Yesterday winnings $30
Top Sport MLB
W-L-D 1506 - 1295 - 105
Winnings % 51%
Winnings $92,795
last 30 days winnings $9,150
Yesterday winnings $280
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