2017 MLB Free Picks Cleveland At Colorado
To say that the opening couple of months of the major league baseball have been odd is putting things rather mildly. Teams that we expected to soar have failed to take flight, allowing several surprise teams to shoot to the top of their respective divisions. While things tend to have a way of straightening themselves out over the course of a 162-game season, there are some teams who look as though they are set to stay their current course. One of those teams, and one of the more pleasant surprises this season, is the Colorado Rockies.
They were considered a potential dark horse in the National League, but they are now considered a legitimate contender after a very solid start. The Cleveland Indians came within a game of winning the World Series last season, and after strengthening their team in the offseason, they were considered to be a lock in the AL Central. Things have not gone according to plan just yet, and they will be in for another stern test when they head to Colorado for some interleague action on Wednesday afternoon.
Here’s A Closer Look At The 2017 MLB Free Picks Cleveland Indians At Colorado Rockies
When: Wednesday, June 7 at 3:10 PM EST
Where: Coors Field, Denver
Starting Pitchers: Trevor Bauer Vs Kyle Freeland
TV: SportsTime Ohio, ROOTRM
Radio: Indians Radio Network, WTAM 1100, KOA 850 AM / 94.1 FM
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians Moneyline -125
Why bet on the Cleveland Indians
The Indians (29-26) have gotten off to an inconsistent start this season, yet still find themselves only a game back of the lead in the AL Central. The problem here is that they are just not doing enough to wrestle away control from the Minnesota Twins, and are just 5-5 in their last 10 games. The good news is that the rest of the division does not look particularly strong, and given the amount of talent on this Indians team, you get the feeling that it’s only a matter of time before they start to pull away from the pack. Their pitching has been solid so far, and they should be able to hold them in there until the bats start to heat up. Trevor Bauer (5-4, 5.83 ERA) will start for the Indians on Wednesday.
Why bet on the Colorado Rockies
There is a little game of leap frog going on in the NL West at the moment, as the Colorado Rockies (36-23) and the LA Dodgers take turns in first place. It is the Rockies who are in the top spot right now, holding a slender 1-game lead over the Dodgers, with the Diamondbacks also sitting close. While a home stand may be nice for most teams, it has been the road that has been much kinder to Colorado. They are 21-10 away from home compared to 15-13 in their won ball park. If they can become as efficient at home as they are on the road, this team could be a legitimate World Series contender. Kyle Freeland (6-3, 3.53 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rockies.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Neither team has performed well in interleague play this season, with the Indians at 1-5, while the Rockies are at 3-4. Slight edge for Colorado in this one, so I am taking them to win.