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Where: Coors Field When: Friday, July 12, 2019, 8:40 pm Eastern
We have a National League matchup to consider for Friday night when the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies meet for game one of their three-game series. The Reds is last in the NL Central and their probable pitcher is righty Sonny Gray. Colorado is fourth in the NL West and their probable starting pitcher is right-hander Jon Gray. I’m the Flash and will be discussing this game with you today.
Reds 17-25 From Great American Ball Park
The National League Central is going to be interesting this season with 4.5 games separating the worst from the first. Cincinnati has won five of its last 10 games and enters the second half of the season hoping to end a two-game losing streak. The Reds has outscored their opponents by 27 runs this season and has a 17-25 record away from Great American Ball Park this season.
The Reds aren’t listing any significant injuries for their series with the Rockies.
Gray (5-5, 3.59 ERA) has a 1.18 WHIP and his 3.46 xFIP suggests some positive regression might be in store for the righty at some point this season. Gray strikes out 10.26 per nine innings pitched with 3.29 walks and 0.90 home runs per nine innings pitched. Colorado scores an NL high 6.8 runs per game at home and has blasted 65 home runs at Coors Field and 73 bombs against right-handed pitching this season.
Rockies Six Game Losing Streak
Colorado is 14.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the top spot in the National League West. The Rockies has outscored their opponents by two runs this season and has lost seven of its last 10 games. The Rockies have a 24-19 record at Coors Field this season and is hoping to end a six-game losing streak.
The Rockies aren’t reporting any injuries for their series with Cincinnati.
Gray (9-6, 3.92 ERA) has a 1.38 WHIP and his 3.86 xFIP suggests some positive regression may be in store at some point this season. Gray strikes out 9.58 per nine innings pitched with 3.50 walks and has allowed 1.17 home runs per nine innings pitched. Cincinnati scores an average of 3.9 runs per game and has hit 50 home runs away from Great American Ball Park this season and 93 bombs against right-handed pitching this season.
- Rockies are 4-0 in Gray’s last 4 home starts vs. a team with a losing record.
- Rockies are 6-0 in Gray’s last 6 starts vs. National League Central.
- Rockies are 4-0 in Gray’s last 4 home starts.
- Reds are 1-5 in Gray’s last 6 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
- Reds are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Reds are 0-4 in their last 4 road games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Rockies are a strong baseball team at home and there’s no place like home when you have a six-game losing streak you would like to end. Jon Gray has been strong this season at home and Sonny Gray hasn’t been very effective on the road.
Cash with the Flash and play the Rockies to beat the Reds Friday night.
Full-Game Total Pick
I know its Coors Field but these are pretty good MLB pitchers on the hill and these hitters have had a week off and their timing might be a bit off. Neither Gray coughs up many home runs either. I saw the following trend I think might be helpful on Friday.
- Under is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.
Cash with the Flash and play the UNDER on Friday night.
Prediction: Under 12.5 Runs