Cincinnati Reds vs Colorado Rockies Odds & Free Pick

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April 30, 7:10 PM EDT
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Betting Odds

Moneyline: 
CIN +134/COL -145
Total: 
11ov -112

The Colorado Rockies host the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, April 30th at Coors Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 7:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Colorado as the favorite (-150), with an OU line set at 11.

STARTING PITCHING

Cincinnati: Connor Overton (TBA, TBA)
Colorado: Chad Kuhl (0-0, 2.08)

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Cincinnati Reds: 3-17-0 SU / OU 11-8-1 / Run Line W/L 5-15-0
Colorado Rockies: 11-9-0 SU / OU 10-9-1 / Run Line W/L 10-10-0

Recent Form

The Reds will look to bounce back from a tough loss to Colorado by the score of 10-4. The loss came as Cincinnati was the betting underdogs, getting 155.0. Through 16 games as the underdog, the team has a win percentage of 19.0%. On their way to giving up 10 runs, the Cincinnati pitching staff allowed a total of 14 hits. Offensively, the team generated a total of 12 hits of their own. Together, the Reds and Colorado combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 8.5 runs. This result being part of a larger trend, as Cincinnati as the over has hit in more than half of their games (11-8-1).

The Reds will be hoping to pick up a win in today's matchup, as they have gone just 1-4 over their last 5 games. In this rough stretch of games, the team's run differential comes in at -11. However, the team's offense isn't to blame, as they are averaging 4.8 runs per game compared to their season average at 3.15. Cincinnati's overall series record is just 0-6-1.

The Colorado Rockies are hoping for a repeat of their last game, as they took down Cincinnati by a score of 10-4. Offensively, Colorado came up with 14 hits, while the team's pitching staff allowed 12 hits, leading to 4 runs. In terms of the over-under, the Rockies and Cincinnati combined to surpass the line of 11.5 runs. Overall, the team has gone over the betting line in over half of their games, going (10-9-1).

The Rockies come into today's game looking to turn things around, as they are just 1-4 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -17. With their recent struggles, the offense has been averaging 3.8 runs per game, below their season average of 4.50. On the season, Colorado has won more than half of their series, going 5-1-1.

Pitching Matchup

If Connor Overton struggles in his first career start, they will turn things over to a bullpen with a WAR of 0.1. The relief staff's ERA sits at (4.38). If the game gets turned over to the bullpen, the team will hope that the bullpen can come through with runners on base, as their current LOB% of 73.5% is high compared to other team's relief units. So far, the unit is averaging 0.83 home runs per 9 innings.

For the Rockies, Chad Kuhl gets the start. So far, he has yet to factor into a decision. Heading into his matchup vs Cincinnati, Kuhl has a strong ERA, sitting at just 2.08. On the season, opposing team's have put together a batting average of 0.25 against Kuhl. Heading into today's action, Chad Kuhl is averaging 3.0 K's per 9 innings and has yet to walk a batter.

Cincinnati vs Colorado History

So far, the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds have met up 1 time, with Colorado winning the season series 1-0. Through 1 game, the series' over-under record is 1-0. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 6.0 runs. Going back to last year, Cincinnati won the season series, 5 games to 1. In these 6 meetings, they combined for an over-under record of 5-1. Last year, the two teams averaged 13.86 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.86 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • Reds are 15-37 in their last 52 overall.
  • Reds are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series.
  • Rockies are 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
  • Rockies are 86-37 in their last 123 games as a home favorite.

Reds vs Rockies Predictions 4/30/22

Look for the Rockies to take care of business against the Reds, as Connor Overton is making his first appearance. This will be a tough task for Overton, as the Rockies are the top-hitting team in the league in terms of batting average. In addition, they have the 3rd best slugging percentage against right-handed pitching. I like the Rockies to pick up the win.  

Free Pick: 
Take Colorado -150