Colorado Rockies (25-39) vs. Cincinnati Reds (30-31)
June 12, 2021 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -135 / Colorado Rockies +125; Over/Under: +9
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The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds meet Saturday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park. The Rockies look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Reds look for a win after winning six of their last eight games.
The Colorado Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Rockies have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Raimel Tapia leads the Rockies with 66 hits and 31 RBI while Ryan McMahon and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 111 hits and 67 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 3.91 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 3-0 with a 3.15 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Reds have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 81 hits and 35 RBI while Jesse Winker and Tyler Naquin have combined for 128 hits and 76 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 2.96 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Miley is 8-3 with a 4.37 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 13-39 in their last 52 road games and 27-57 in their last 84 games as an underdog. The Reds are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 3-9 in their last 12 home games. The under is 14-6 in Rockies last 20 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Reds last 6 home games. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
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German Marquez has been respectable this season, but it’s tough getting behind the Rockies with confidence, especially on the road. The Reds offense has heated up and Miley has given them a chance to win every game he’s pitched. The Reds and the reasonable price has to be the play here.