We've got a battle between struggling squads tonight as the 16-15 Colorado Rockies host the 10-19 Kansas City Royals at 8:40 PM EST.
Colorado has lost four straight, all by multiple runs, as their offense has managed just eight runs total in that stretch. They'll send Kyle Freeland to the mound and after a rough start to the campaign, he's settled in nicely since signing a five-year, $64 million extension.
Kansas City will counter with Zack Greinke, who has yet to allow more than three runs in a single start but hasn't received run support from the Royals' lineup. In his six starts, Kansas City is averaging a meager 2.33 runs per game. That's the whole game too, not just the time he's pitching.
Can the Royals finally give Greinke some support or will Freeland and the Rockies notch a home victory to snap their slump?
Here are the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook as we answer those questions and pick a winner in this Royals vs Rockies matchup:
Royals vs Rockies Odds, Run Line and Total
- Royals +1.5 (-160)
- Rockies -1.5 (+130)
- Royals: +126
- Rockies: -136
- 10.5 (Over -115/Under -105)
Royals vs Rockies Prediction and Pick
This line doesn't make any sense to me. The Royals are 3-9 over their last dozen games, with eight of those losses coming by multiple runs. They're averaging 2.9 runs per game in that stretch and take on a Rockies squad that's been a buzz saw at home.
Colorado has won five of six at Coors Field and have outscored opponents 38-17 in those wins. On the season, the Rockies are averaging 5.75 runs per game at home and the Royals have only scored that many in a single game six times. In 29 tries.
To make matters worse for Kansas City, Kyle Freeland has been fantastic since signing his extension. He's surrendered just four runs total in his last four starts and only one in his last 13 innings pitched.
The Royals are dead last in MLB in OPS against left-handed pitchers and have dropped four of their last five on the road. Colorado should win this with ease while shutting Kansas City's anemic offense down.
Pick: Rockies -1.5 (+130) and Royals Under 4.5 Runs (-105)
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