Baseball is a sport that relies heavily on tradition, which means that potential changes are often viewed as against the spirit of the game. Changes need to be made for the sport to progress, though, and many of the changes that the MLB chooses to make end up being good for the game. The creation of the Wild Card is one of the changes that has been particularly good, as has the introduction of interleague play in the regular season.
The reality is that things can sometimes get a little dull over the course of a 162-game season, so pitting two teams together who seldom if ever meet is a fantastic way to spice things up. We have what looks to be a very good interleague series set to begin on Tuesday, with the Colorado Rockies heading into Boston for a couple of games. The Red Sox are springing back to life after a slow start, while the Rockies also seem to be slowly turning their ship around. It is the Red Sox who are favored by 1 ½ in this one, with the run total set at 8.
Rockies vs Red Sox MLB Odds, Preview & Expert Pick
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- When: Tuesday, May 14 at 7:10 PM EST
- Where: Fenway Park, Boston
- Starting Pitchers: Freeland vs. Sale
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Radio: WEEI
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: Boston Red Sox -255 (Total 8)
Why bet on the Colorado Rockies?
The Colorado Rockies found themselves in a very deep hole in the early going of the season, and while they still have some digging to do, there does appear to be some light at the end of the tunnel. They are still 6 ½ games off the pace, but at least they have hauled themselves out of the cellar in the NL West. They have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games, which, while not great, has helped them close the gap a little versus the teams ahead of them.
As far as playing on the road goes, they have put together a 10-10 record, plus they are a very healthy 9-4 ATS when in as a road underdog. The Rockies have played 3 interleague games this season, going 1-2 SU. They will send Kyle Freeland (2-5, 5.84 ERA) to the mound for this one.
- Runs: 5.18
- Hits: 8.75
- Walks: 3.08
- Strike Outs: 9.45
- Runs: 5.30
- Hits: 9.15
- Walks: 3.60
- Strike Outs: 8.35
Why bet on the Boston Red Sox?
The Red Sox suffered a serious hangover from winning the World Series at the beginning of this season, but they now look like a team settling into a very comfortable groove. They come into this week having won 5 games in a row, taking their season record to 22-19, which has them now sitting just 3 games off the pace being set by the Tampa Bay Rays at the top of the AL East.
Over the course of their current 5-game winning streak, the Red Sox have gone 4-1 ATS. Boston have been good at home this season, putting together an 11-7 SU record. They have the same 1-2 SU interleague record as the Rockies. Boston will have Chris Sale (1-5, 4.50 ERA) on the mound on Tuesday night.
- Runs: 5.37
- Hits: 8.54
- Walks: 4.32
- Strike Outs: 7.98
- Runs: 4.71
- Hits: 7.93
- Walks: 3.27
- Strike Outs: 9.66
Rockies vs Red Sox MLB Betting Trends
- Rockies are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Boston
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado’s last 8 games on the road
- Red Sox are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games played in May
- Red Sox are 37-11 against the money line in an inter-league game over the last 3 seasons
- Rockies are 111-96 against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction for Rockies vs Red Sox
The Red Sox are on a solid run of for at the moment, which makes them look like a very solid bet, at least SU. I am leaning towards taking the Rockies ATS, although I do like Boston to win.
Score: Colorado Rockies 3 – Boston Red Sox 4