New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (33-36) at New York Yankees (34-35)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
C Bettis (5-5) (5.63) vs. I Nova (5-4) (4.77)
The Line: New York Yankees -163 / Colorado Rockies +153 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: WPIX, RTRM
On Tuesday, the Colorado Rockies will head to Yankee Stadium to kick off a quick two-game set against the New York Yankees.
The Rockies just finished up a four-game series in Miami. Colorado dropped the first three matchups, and in the Monday finale the Rockies scored three times in the second inning on the way to a sweep-preventing 5-3 win.
As for the Yankees, they’re coming off a series against the Twins. New York won the first three games before dropping Sunday’s finale 7-4.
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Colorado will be bringing out right-hander Chad Bettis for Tuesday’s game. In his 14 starts this year alongside a 5-5 record, Bettis has put up a 5.63 ERA with a 1.46 WHIP in 78.1 innings of work total. Back on Wednesday against these same Yankees, Bettis logged six innings of two-earned ball for a victory.
It’s not hard to find the big hitters in the Rockies’ batting order. Carlos Gonzalez leads the way on 82 hits with 46 runs, 15 homers and 37 RBI. Nolan Arenado has hit 76 times with 48 runs, a team-high 20 homers and 57 RBI. Trevor Story has 71 hits with 18 homers, 46 RBI and 40 runs. Story blasted a solo homer on Monday.
Over on the Yankees’ side, we’ll be getting a look at right-hander Ivan Nova on Tuesday. In his 14 games (eight starts) and 5-4 record, Nova has put up a 4.77 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP in 60.1 innings. On Wednesday against these Rockies, Nova took the loss on five innings with 10 hits and five earned.
The aging New York lineup boasts a pretty solid group of hitters overall. Carlos Beltran sits atop the heap with 68 hits, 38 runs, 18 homers and 48 RBI. Starlin Castro has 64 hits with 23 runs, nine homers and 27 RBI. Jacoby Ellsbury is also playing pretty well on 64 hits with 30 runs, 24 RBI and five triples.
The Rockies are 17-36 in their last 53 Tuesday games, and 5-12 in their last 17 against the American League East. Colorado is also 6-2 in Bettis’ last eight starts in game one of a series, and 2-5 in Bettis’ last seven interleague starts.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 5-2 in their last seven home games, and 7-3 in their last 10 game ones of a series. New York is also 1-4 in their last five interleague games and 7-1 in Nova’s last eight interleague starts.
I’m not too keen on Nova these days, but here I think the Yankees can get it done at home against a road-weary Rockies team.