The Colorado Rockies and the Kansas City Royals meet in interleague action in an MLB matchup from Kauffman Stadium on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Kansas City is listed as a -140 home favorite while Colorado is listed as a +120 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 9.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Austin Gomber will start for Colorado and is 4-4 with a 7.00 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Daniel Lynch will start for the Royals and is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season.
Colorado’s 7-2 win on Friday made it six straight head-to-head meetings with Kansas City without back-to-back winners in this head-to-head matchup.
Colorado is 32-73 in their last 105 road games and 2-9 in their last 11 Saturday games while the under is 17-6-1 in their last 24 interleague road games. Kansas City is 19-46 in their last 65 games overall and 8-21 in their last 29 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games.
I’m backing the under here. I don’t love the pitching matchup of Gomber vs. Lynch, but Gomber has pitched better on the road this season and Lynch looked good in his debut, I just think this ends up being a matchup where the offense on both sides makes the pitching look a lot better than it is. Give me the under here.