Rockies vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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Rockies vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 16, 2023

MLB Predictions

Following a two-homer game last time out, Brenton Doyle leads the Colorado Rockies (18-24) into action as -134 favorites against the Cincinnati Reds (18-23). First pitch from Coors Field at 8:40 PM ET on Tuesday, live on SportsNet RM.

Chase Anderson takes the mound for Colorado while Brandon Williamson is Cincinnati’s starter for the contest.

Rockies vs. Reds Odds

  • Rockies odds to win: -134
  • Reds odds to win: +115
  • Spread: Rockies -1.5
  • Total: 12.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
  • Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Rockies vs. Reds?

Rockies and Reds Betting Trends

The Rockies have compiled a 2-5 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 28.6% of those games).

Colorado has a 2-2 record (winning 50% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -134 or shorter.

This season, the Reds have been the underdog 29 times and won 12, or 41.4%, of those games.

Cincinnati has a record of 7-15 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +115 on the moneyline.

The Rockies have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 42 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 17 of those games (17-23-2).

Games involving the Reds have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 22 of 41 chances this season.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies are the 14th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.4 runs per game (186 total).

Colorado ranks 25th in MLB with 36 total home runs.

The Rockies rank 12th in MLB with a .255 batting average.

Colorado strikes out 8.7 times per game, the No. 17 mark in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Rockies has a collective 8.1 K/9, which ranks 25th in the majors.

Colorado has a 4.68 team ERA that ranks 24th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds have scored the 17th-most runs in the league this season with 179 (4.4 per game).

Cincinnati’s 32 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.

The Reds have a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks 14th among MLB teams.

Cincinnati ranks 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.3 Ks per contest.

The Reds average 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, ninth-most in the league.

Cincinnati has the 26th-ranked ERA (5.02) in the majors this season.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

Anderson will start for the Rockies, his first this season.

Charlie Blackmon is batting .279 with three home runs and 16 RBI for Colorado this season.

Kris Bryant is batting .291 to lead Colorado, while adding five homers and 14 runs batted in this season.

Elias Diaz has collected 38 base hits, an OBP of .380 and a slugging percentage of .457 this season.

Jurickson Profar is batting .230 with an OBP of .319 and a slugging percentage of .396 this season.

Reds Key Players to Watch

Williamson will make his first start of the season for the Reds.

Jonathan India has 12 doubles, three home runs and 19 walks while hitting .298.

Jake Fraley has shown his power as he leads his team with five home runs and 29 runs batted in.

Spencer Steer leads the Reds with five home runs.

Nick Senzel is batting .276 with five doubles, three home runs and 11 walks.

Rockies and Reds Injuries

Rockies: C.J. Cron: 10 Day IL (Back), German Márquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Feltner: 15 Day IL (Skull), Dinelson Lamet: 15 Day IL (Back), Nick Mears: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Noah Davis: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Reds: TJ Friedl: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Nick Lodolo: 15 Day IL (Calf), Casey Legumina: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Fernando Cruz: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Joey Votto: 60 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Rockies vs. Reds Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rockies 5, Reds 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 12.5 runs
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