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Colorado Rockies vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 4-6-24 Picks

Tampa Bay Rays (3-5) vs. Colorado Rockies (2-6)
April 6, 2024 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies +142 / Tampa Bay Rays -155; Over/Under: +12.5
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Rays vs Rockies prediction.

Rays Betting Preview

The Rays have lost 4 of their last 5 games after losses to the Rangers and Blue Jays. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their first 8 games. The Rays are 0-4 this season when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Yandy Diaz leads the Rays with 9 hits and 7 RBI, while Randy Arozarena and Jose Caballero have combined for 14 hits and 7 RBI. Tyler Alexander gets the ball for the Rays, and he is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. Alexander is 0-1 with a 14.40 ERA and 5 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

Rockies Betting Preview

The Rockies are 2-6 on the season after losses to the Diamondbacks and Cubs. The Rockies have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their first 8 games. The Rockies are 0-5 this season when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Ryan McMahon leads the Rockies with 12 hits and 6 RBI, while Charlie Blackmon and Ezequiel Tovar have combined for 17 hits and 10 RBI. Ryan Feltner gets the ball for the Rockies, and he is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. This will be Feltner’s first career game against the Rays.

Colorado Rockies Team Facts

  • The home team has won eight of the Rockies’ last nine games.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four games as home underdogs against AL East opponents following a win.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four games against American League opponents.
  • The Rockies have led after 7 innings in each of their last five home games against opponents that held a losing record.

Tampa Bay Rays Team Facts

  • The Rays have won each of their last nine night games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rays have covered the run line eight of their last nine night games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rays have led after 3 innings in each of their last four road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Rays’ last three road games.
  • The Rays have led after 5 innings in each of their last five night games against the Rockies.

Rays vs Rockies prediction

I considered the under because both the Rays and Rockies have been struggling offensively out of the gate. However, this is Coors and that total is quite high. Also, Alexander and Feltner struggled in their season debut, so there’s that. With that said, the Rays are the better team no matter how you slice it and despite the season just being 8 games long, the Rockies look like they’re going to suck again. The Rays need to take advantage of games like this if they’re going to avoid falling behind in a competitive AL East. Give me the Rays and the reasonable price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -155

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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