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Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals 5/15/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kansas City Royals (11-19) vs. Colorado Rockies (16-16)
May 15, 2022 3:10 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies -141 / Kansas City Royals +120; Over/Under: -10.5
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The Kansas City Royals and the Colorado Rockies meet in MLB action from Coors Field on Sunday.

The Kansas City Royals will look to bounce back from a 10-4 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Saturday. Andrew Benintendi leads the Royals with 36 hits along with a .316 batting average and a team-high 15 RBIs while Salvador Perez has a team-high 6 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. Daniel Lynch will start here and is 2-2 with a 4.01 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season.

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The Colorado Rockies will look to build on their win over the Royals from Saturday’s matchup. Connor Joe has 34 hits and a .283 batting average with 5 doubles, 4 home runs and 2 triples. C.J. Cron has 39 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 25 hits with 5 home runs and 15 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 and a .313 batting average on the year. Austin Gomber will start this one and is 2-3 with a 4.36 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season.

Kansas City is 6-14 in their last 20 games overall and 10-25 in their last 35 games as an underdog while the under is 25-9 in their last 34 road games against a team with a left-handed starter. Colorado is 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 36-17 in their last 53 games as a favorite while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.

I get the reasoning for backing the Royals as the Rockies haven’t been providing a ton of value in certain spots as of late. However, the Royals haven’t been either and while Austin Gomber hasn’t been a lockdown pitcher, he’s the better and more consistent arm here and had a lot of success in Colorado last season. I think the Royals could be in a bit of trouble here so give me the Rockies.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Colorado -141

Chris Ruffolo

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