There are a couple of different ways to look at a slow start to the season in the MLB. On the one hand, teams who stumble coming out of the gate still have plenty of time to make up any lost ground. The 162-game game season is certainly very forgiving in that regard. On the flipside, though, it is never easy to constantly be playing catch-up, as any type of slip-up or losing skid later in the season can quickly erase all the good work that a team has done to dig out of an early hole. That is where the Colorado Rockies are right now, as they have had to haul themselves out of the cellar in the NL West after a brutal start. They are slowly but surely doing that, but they still have a tone of ground to make up if they want to get back into the division race. They will be at home this weekend for an interleague series against the struggling Toronto Blue Jays. The surging Rockies will like their chances here and will start the Friday game favored by 1 ½. The run total here is set at a whopping 11 ½.
How To Bet Blue Jays vs Rockies MLB Lines & Game Preview
- When: Friday, May 31 at 8:40 PM EST
- Where: Coors Field, Denver
- TV: ATRM
- Radio: Toronto / Colorado
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Starting Pitchers: Jackson Vs Marquez
- MLB Odds: Rockies -1.5 (-160)
Why bet on the Toronto Blue Jays?
It was always going to be a long season for the rebuilding Blue Jays, especially in a division that they share with the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays. It has turned out to be just that, with the Jays picking up just 21 wins through their first 56 games. They have had a particularly difficult time on the road, although at 11-17, they actually have won more win there than they do at home.
The Blue Jays head into this series on a 3-game losing skid that now means they are just 2-8 in their last 10 games. They have had little joy in interleague play this season, going 2-5 in 7 games versus teams from the NL. Toronto are 15-11 ATS as a road dog this season and will send Edwin Jackson (0-2, 9.00 ERA) to the mound.
- Runs: 3.79
- Hits: 7.30
- Walks: 2.88
- Strike Outs: 9.29
- Runs: 4.71
- Hits: 8.43
- Walks: 3.80
- Strike Outs: 8.54
Why bet on the Colorado Rockies?
As we mentioned at the start of this piece, the Colorado Rockies dug themselves into a nasty little hole in the early part of the season. They are doing a decent job of clawing themselves out of that bad spot and are now a game over .500 at 27-26 after going 8-2 in their last 10 outings.
The Rockies are on a particularly nice run of form heading into the weekend having won 5 in a row, a run that has them now sitting 3rd in the NL West, although still 9 games off the pace being set by the LA Dodgers in top spot. Colorado have also turned things around at home and are now 15-12 SU in their own ballpark. It will be German Marquez (5-2, 3.56 ERA) who starts for the Rockies.
- Runs: 5.36
- Hits: 9.18
- Walks: 3.16
- Strike Outs: 9.60
- Runs: 5.35
- Hits: 9.45
- Walks: 3.51
- Strike Outs: 8.18
Blue Jays vs Rockies MLB Betting Trends
- Toronto are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 10 games
- Colorado are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado’s last 9 games
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction for Blue Jays vs Rockies
I think we are looking at a lot of runs in this one, so even though the O/U is high, I am looking at the OVER. I also really like the Rockies to win and cover on Friday.
Toronto Blue Jays 4 Colorado Rockies 9