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Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (7-5) at Cincinnati Reds (6-6)

MLB Baseball: Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

J Lyles (0-1) (11.25) vs. A Simon (0-1) (12.14)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds -145 / Colorado Rockies +135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Ohio, ROOT-Rocky Mountain

The Colorado Rockies pay a visit to Great American Ball Park to take on the Cincinnati Reds.

The Colorado Rockies were given little chance of beating the Chicago Cubs on Sunday but a sure thing in this game doesn’t exist as Wrigley Field faithful found out in a 2-0 defeat. Starter Tyler Chatwood was at his very best with a two hit shutout and seven strikeouts over seven frames to up his record to 2-1. The potent Rockies attack was held to just five hits and a pair of base on balls but solo homers in the 4th and 9th off the bat of Nolan Arenado was more then enough support for Chatwood.The Colorado Rockies are hoping Jordan Lyles can right the ship when he toes the rubber at Cincinnati Monday. In two outings Lyles has allowed ten runs on 13 hits and five BB over eight frames.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Cincinnati Reds began 2016 playing well and looking like the early season surprise team but they have dramatically slowed since. The slowdown continued Sunday in a 4-3 loss at St. Louis where runs were difficult to come by. Starter Jon Moscot  kept his team in the game with three runs plated on six hits including a pair of homers through 5.2 frames for a no decision while Ross Ohlendorf allowed an 8th inning run to absorb the loss. The Reds totaled eight his and a walk with Joey Votto and Devin Mesoraco driving in runs. The Cincinnati Reds hand the ball to Alfredo Simon for the third time in 2016. Simon suffered a 9-2 loss to the Cubs last time out with five runs plated on four hits and a trio of walks in 2/3 of an inning.

The over is 11-3-1 in Colorado’s last 15 Monday games and Colorado  are 41-90 in their last 131 road games while the Rockies  are 11-23 in their last 34 Monday games. The over is 10-4 in Cincinnati’s last 14 home games and Cincinnati  are 19-41 in their last 60 overall while the Reds  are 19-41 in their last 60 games on grass. The over is 12-4-2 in the last 18 meetings and Colorado  are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. I don’t know what to expect from the pitching match up so I’m going over in a hitter’s park…

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