Kansas City Royals (10-19) vs. Colorado Rockies (16-15)
May 14, 2022 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies -162 / Kansas City Royals +135; Over/Under: -10.5
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The Kansas City Royals and the Colorado Rockies meet in MLB action from Coors Field on Saturday night.
The Kansas City Royals will look to build on their 14-10 win over the Royals in their series-opener from Friday. Andrew Benintendi leads the Royals with 36 hits along with a .324 batting average and a team-high 15 RBIs while Salvador Perez has a team-high 5 home runs. Perez has 8 doubles and Hunter Dozier has 6 doubles as well as a pair of triples and Bobby Witt Jr. has 6 doubles as well on the year. Witt Jr. and Benintendi each have a pair of triples as well on the year. Carlos Hernandez will start here and is 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season.
The Colorado Rockies will hope to bounce back after the beatdown loss at the hands of the Royals on Friday. Connor Joe has 34 hits and a .291 batting average with 5 doubles, 4 home runs and 2 triples. C.J. Cron has 38 hits with 8 doubles, a triple, a team-high 9 home runs and 24 RBIs while Kris Bryant has 16 hits with 4 doubles as well as a .281 batting average this season. Ryan McMahon has 7 doubles and Charlie Blackmon has 24 hits with 4 home runs and 13 RBIs of his own up to this point in the season for the Rockies. Randal Grichuk also has 4 home runs and 16 RBIs as well this season. Jose Iglesias also has 8 doubles of his own on the year. German Marquez will start here and is 0-3 with a 6.47 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season.
Kansas City is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 9-25 in their last 34 games as an underdog while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 36-16 in their last 52 games as a favorite while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against the AL Central.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I love the over in this spot. These two starters have been brutal for much of the year with Marquez getting torched in each of his last five starts and Carlos Hernandez getting beat up more often than not this season. I normally like fading high totals at Coors just because it’s at Coors Field, but the starting pitching matchup here justifies it. Give me the over in this one.