Every MLB season, we see a few teams get off to unexpectedly good starts through the first couple of months. The big test for those teams come as we get deeper into the season, as it starts to become clear whether they are for real or just a team that rode their luck for a little while. The Colorado Rockies have been one of the more exciting offensive teams in baseball for a few seasons, but they never had the pitching to back that up. They made some offseason moves that appeared to strengthen their squad, and their positive start looks like one that could well be maintained throughout the year. The same may not be true in Cincinnati, as the good work that they put in early on appears to be coming undone with a losing streak that is beginning to grow. This weekend series should give us an idea of where each team is really at right now, and it would appear that the smart money would be riding firmly on the Rockies. Find the latest baseball betting run lines here.
In Depth Analysis On The 2017 MLB Winning Predictios For Rockies At Reds Game
When: Friday, May 19 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
Starting Pitchers: Tyler Anderson Vs Lisalverto Bonilla
TV: NBCSN, ROOTRM, FS-O
Radio: KOA 850 AM / 94.1 FM, WLW 700
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: Colorado Rockies Moneyline -110
Why bet on the Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies (25-15) are once again in the top 10 in runs scored through the opening couple of months of the season, and while they are not posting great defensive numbers, they are routinely finding ways to win. With a run differential of +11, the Rockies are the second worst in that stat among all the division leaders, yet they still have one of the best records in baseball. Consistency has always been an issue for this ball club, but the appear to have solved that, and are thoroughly deserving of their 2-game lead atop the NL West. Perhaps the biggest key to their success his season has been their performance on the road, where they are 12-5. Tyler Anderson (2-4, 6.43 ERA) will get the start on Friday.
Why bet on the Cincinnati Reds
The NL Central is proving to be a whole lot more competitive than most people thought it would be, mostly because the Chicago Cubs are off to a rather forgettable start. That team is too good to keep playing this poorly, which is why the other teams in the division, the Cincinnati reds included, need to keep piling up wins. The reds are not holding up their side of the bargain, as they have now lost 5 straight after a very positive start to the season. The offense, and Joey Votto in particular, has been solid, but the pitching is starting to fall apart, with the Reds giving up 24 runs in their last 3 games. Lisalverto Bonilla (0-1, 4.85 ERA) will start for the Reds.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Reds are on the slide right now and are bleeding runs, which is not a god place to be going against this potent Rockies offense.