Rockies vs. Reds - 6/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (18-35) at Colorado Rockies (24-28)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
A Simon (1-5) (9.59) vs. E Butler (2-2) (4.13)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -172 / Cincinnati Reds +162 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies end their four-game late series Thursday night.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Reds have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Cincinnati Reds offense is starting to heat up, and they’ve lost five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Zack Cozart leads Cincinnati with 50 hits, Jay Bruce has 34 RBI and Adam Duvall has 13 home runs. Alfredo Simon gets the nod, and he’s 1-5 with a 9.60 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Simon is 0-2 with a 7.47 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies could also use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Rockies have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 5.13 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 62 hits, Nolan Arenado has 43 RBI and Trevor Story has 14 home runs. Eddie Butler takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.13 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Butler is 0-0 with a 5.25 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games and 2-7 in Simons last 9 starts. The Rockies are 4-9 in their last 13 games on grass and 2-7 in Butlers last 9 starts. The Reds are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Colorado.
The Reds have found some success as of late, but they haven't won back-to-back games since May 6-7. Uh, no thanks. Have to side with the Rockies on their home field.