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Struggling Colorado Rockies to Start Kyle Freeland as Pitcher Against Cincinnati Reds Favored to Win

The Colorado Rockies, currently last in the NL West with a 32-59 record, will have Kyle Freeland (0-3, 6.62 ERA) as their starting pitcher. Freeland is coming off a strong performance against the Kansas City Royals. On the other hand, the Cincinnati Reds, sitting fourth in the NL Central at 43-48, will have Frankie Montas (4-6, 4.19 ERA) on the mound. Montas is coming off a victory over the New York Yankees. The Reds are favored to win with a betting line opening at -181, currently at -174.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Rockies +154 | Reds -174
  • Spread: Rockies +1.5 (-132) | Reds -1.5 (+115)
  • Total: Over/Under 9.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Cincinnati will win straight-up is 64%.

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Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies are currently performing decently as a team at the plate, ranking 17th in the majors with a .692 team OPS and averaging 4.1 runs per game. However, they need to improve on aggressiveness on the bases, ranking 20th in stolen bases while being caught 15 times. Third baseman Ryan McMahon has been a standout player, posting impressive stats at the plate. Pitcher Kyle Freeland has been struggling this season, ranking poorly in various key statistics. The team is also facing several injuries, with multiple key players sidelined. Overall, the Rockies are currently ranked 22nd in offense and 30th in defense with a power ranking of 30 and a record of 32-60 this season.

Cincinnati Reds Analysis

The Cincinnati Reds have been struggling offensively, ranking 23rd in baseball with a .678 team OPS and averaging 4.26 runs per game. Second baseman Jonathan India has been a standout performer, with a .774 OPS, six homers, 35 RBI, 43 runs scored, and eight stolen bases. Pitcher Frankie Montas has been underperforming based on his statistics, but his slider has been his most effective pitch. The team has several key players on the injury report, including right fielder Jake Fraley and pitcher Tejay Antone. Despite a power ranking of 10, the Reds are currently 44-48 and have recently lost three matchups against the Colorado Rockies.

Cincinnati Reds Favored to Win Against Struggling Colorado Rockies Based on Pitching Discrepancy

Based on the pitching performance of both starters so far this season, there is a noticeable discrepancy. Kyle Freeland has struggled with an 0-3 record, an 11.94 ERA, and a .407 opponent batting average in 17.1 innings over four road starts, whereas Frankie Montas holds a 1-4 record, a 4.14 ERA, and a .265 opponent batting average in 37.0 innings over eight home starts. Additionally, in terms of recent offensive output, the two teams are not on the same level, with Colorado scoring an average of two runs per game in their last six games, while Cincinnati is averaging 4.17 runs per game. Therefore, based on these factors, it is recommended to choose the Cincinnati Reds as the favored team to win this game at home.

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