Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (59-64) at Milwaukee Brewers (52-70)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm (Miller Park)
C Bettis (10-6) (5.28) vs. J Nelson (6-13) (4.50)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -115 / Colorado Rockies +105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Colorado Rockies look to keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a road win versus the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Colorado Rockies still have hopes of making the postseason but they have to get to .500 first. The Rockies took a step in the right direction with an 11-4 win versus the visiting Cubs and have won four of five. Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa allowed two runs on solo homers through eight frames with Matthew Carasiti giving up two runs in the 9th. The Rockies pounded out 14 hits and walked three times with DJ LeMathieu going solo and scoring three while Nolan Arenado was 4-5 with a homer, six RBIs and two runs. Tony Wolters and De La Rose knocked in two runs apiece and every starter reached base. Chad Bettis is scheduled to be on the hill Monday to oppose the Brewers for the first time in 2016. Bettis did not get a decision in a 6-2 win versus Washington because he was pulled after three innings because of rain.
USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers are in a tough division and that has caught up to them as they look towards 2017. The tough times ended thanks to a four run 9th inning rally for a 7-6 win at Seattle on Sunday. Brew Crew starter Matt Garza was charged with all six runs (five earned) on nine hits over 3.2 frames with here relievers putting up zeros. Milwaukee totaled ten hits and walked twice with Chris Carter smacking a two run bomb with Keon Broxton going deep twice while Ryan Braun doubled in a pair. The Brewers send Jimmy Nelson to the mound to face the Rockies for the first time in his career. Nelson absorbed a 6-1 loss at the Cubs last time out with all six runs given up on six hits including a pair of homers in five frames.
Colorado are 4-9 in their last 13 overall and are 4-9 in their last 13 games on grass while going 7-1 in Bettis' last 8 starts. Milwaukee are 4-13 in their last 17 Monday games and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 overall while going 7-3 in their last 10 on grass. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee and is 33-15-4 in the last 52 meetings. I’ll go with the hotter squad here…