Reds vs Rockies Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/21

Reds vs Rockies Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/21

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Reds vs Rockies Preview and Prediction

Welcome to our in-depth MLB predictions for the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ball Park on June 21, 2023. Delve into expert analysis for your MLB picks today.

 

Cincinnati Reds: A Phenomenal Home Game Performance Awaited

Pitching Analysis

Andrew Abbott, the left-handed pitcher, will be starting for the Reds. His performance has been nothing short of phenomenal. With a record of 3-0, a 0.00 ERA, and a 1.08 WHIP over 17.2 innings, Abbott hasn’t allowed a single run yet and has registered 12 strikeouts.

Hitting Analysis

The Reds have been decent on the offensive side with a team batting average of .255. Jake Fraley has been notable, contributing 42 RBIs and 8 home runs, with a batting average of .265. Spencer Steer leads the team in batting average with .278 and an on-base percentage of .361.

Injuries

The Reds have Hunter Greene and Graham Ashcraft on the injured list. Their absence might be felt but with Abbott's dominant pitching, they still have a strong lineup.

 

Colorado Rockies: A Challenging Away Game

Pitching Analysis

Connor Seabold is set to take the mound for the Rockies. With a 1-3 record, a 5.88 ERA, and a 1.48 WHIP over 56.2 innings, Seabold has been struggling. He has allowed 65 hits, 11 home runs, and has 43 strikeouts.

Hitting Analysis

The Rockies have a team batting average of .255. Ryan McMahon is leading the team with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs, batting at an average of .273. Elias Diaz has the highest batting average in the team with .286.

Injuries

Kris Bryant, Charlie Blackmon, Brendan Rodgers, and Ezequiel Tovar are all on the injury list for the Rockies. Their absence could significantly affect the Rockies’ performance.

 

Prediction

The Cincinnati Reds are highly likely to win this game and cover the -1.5 run line. This prediction is anchored by Andrew Abbott's awe-inspiring performance; he has not allowed a single run this season and has maintained an ERA of 0.00. On the contrary, the Rockies’ starting pitcher, Connor Seabold, has struggled this season, with an ERA of 5.88. The Rockies’ recent record also does not bode well as they have lost their last five games. Additionally, the Reds’ offense, led by Jake Fraley and Spencer Steer, could easily capitalize on Seabold’s struggling pitching.

 

Pick: Cincinnati Reds -1.5

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