Rockies vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Rockies vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Colorado Rockies (18-25) and Cincinnati Reds (19-23) meet Wednesday at Coors Field, with first pitch at 3:10 PM ET on SportsNet RM. The Rockies are -113 moneyline favorites for the contest, however, the Reds are favored against the spread of 1.5 runs with +143 odds.

Colorado’s Austin Gomber gets the start, and he’ll go against Cincinnati’s Graham Ashcraft.

Rockies vs. Reds Odds

  • Rockies odds to win: -113
  • Reds odds to win: -106
  • Spread: Reds -1.5
  • Total: 11.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Time: 3:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Rockies vs. Reds?

Rockies and Reds Betting Trends

The Rockies are 2-6 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 25% of those games).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -113 or shorter, Colorado has a record of 2-5 (28.6%).

The Reds have been underdogs in 30 games this season and won 13 (43.3%) of those contests.

Cincinnati has entered 27 games this season as the underdog by -106 or more and is 10-17 in those contests.

The Rockies have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 43 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 17 of those games (17-24-2).

So far this season, the Reds and their opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 42 games with a total.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies are the 15th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.3 runs per game (187 total).

Colorado is 25th in baseball with 37 total home runs.

The Rockies’ .253 batting average ranks 12th in MLB.

Colorado strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 18th in MLB.

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

Colorado has a 4.64 team ERA that ranks 24th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds have scored the 20th-most runs in the league this season with 182 (4.3 per game).

Cincinnati’s 33 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.

The Reds rank 15th in MLB with a .246 team batting average.

Cincinnati ranks 24th in strikeouts per game (9.2) among MLB offenses.

The Reds have a 9.3 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, eighth-best in baseball.

Cincinnati pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.92 ERA this year, which ranks 26th in MLB.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

Gomber gets the start for the Rockies, his ninth of the season. He is 3-4 with a 6.30 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings pitched.

Charlie Blackmon has been key for Colorado with 39 hits, an OBP of .370 plus a slugging percentage of .421.

Kris Bryant is batting .291 with an OBP of .363 and a slugging percentage of .424 this season.

Elias Diaz leads Colorado with a .328 batting average while slugging three homers and driving in 18 runs.

Jurickson Profar has 32 hits and an OBP of .317 to go with a slugging percentage of .387 this season.

Reds Key Players to Watch

Ashcraft (2-1) will take the mound for the Reds, his ninth start of the season.

Jonathan India has 12 doubles, three home runs and 19 walks while batting .290.

Jake Fraley has shown off his power as he paces his team with five home runs and 29 RBI.

Spencer Steer leads the Reds with five home runs.

Nick Senzel is hitting .275 with five doubles, four 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 6, Reds 5
  • Total Prediction: Under 11.5 runs
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