Leading up to game two of this interleague battle, the Rockies (47-75, 27-32 home) will send Kyle Freeland to the mound to take on the White Sox (48-74, 23-41 away) and Jesse Scholtens. Find out who I like to come out on top in this Chicago White Sox vs. Colorado Rockies matchup in Denver.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS COLORADO ROCKIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Rockies -103
This game will be played at Coors Field at 8:10 ET on Saturday, August 19th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO ROCKIES:
- On the road, the White Sox have dropped two straight games.
- Colorado is taking on the White Sox at the right time, as the White Sox have dropped two straight games.
- The White Sox are just 1-2 in Jesse Scholtens’ last three starts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Looking to snap a two game losing streak, the White Sox are in 4th place in the AL Central. Chicago’s overall record sits at 48-74 while going 23-41 on the road and 25-33 at home, respectively. So far, they have played in 39 series, and have gone 11-24-4.
The White Sox will turn to starter Jesse Scholtens, who has an overall record of 1-5. Through 19 appearances, his ERA stands at 3.19 and he has a K/9 of 6.39. His FIP is 4.36 and OBP is .302, giving him a solid start to the 2023 season.
The White Sox are hoping for another quality start from Jesse Scholtens, who performed well in his last outing. Despite Scholtens’ 6 1/3 innings of work and three runs allowed, the White Sox were still unable to come away with a victory, falling 3-2 to the Brewers.
The White Sox have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 3 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 8th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 20th in home runs and 25th in slugging percentage. Overall, Chicago is averaging 4.1 runs per game (22nd).
Luis Robert Jr. is the White Sox’s home-run leader in 2023, having already hit 32 long balls and driving in 66 runs. His slugging percentage for the season currently stands at an impressive .561.
WILL THE COLORADO ROCKIES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On an overall record of 47-75, the Rockies are 5th in the NL West. On the road, Colorado has put together a record of 20-43 while going 27-32 at home. Against teams with below .500 records, the club has gone 27-27. Overall, the Rockies have played in 39 series, going 13-23-3.
The Rockies are relying on Kyle Freeland to take the mound, with his current record of 4-13. Across 23 appearances, Freeland has a 4.93 ERA and 5.59 K/9 rate. His FIP is 5.32 and opponents have an OBP of .327 against him this season.
Kyle Freeland was on the mound for the Rockies in their 8-3 loss to the Dodgers. He pitched five innings, surrendering six hits and four earned runs.
Offensively, Colorado is ranked 16th in the league with an average of 4.4 runs per game. When looking over their last ten matchups, the Rockies averaged 7 runs per contest, which is 5th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Colorado is 22nd in all of baseball, with a total of 124 home runs.
Over the Rockies’ last ten games, Ezequiel Tovar has been a major contributor to the offense, leading the team with three home runs. His season-long total of 14 homers is indicative of his impressive power at the plate. Additionally, Tovar boasts an overall batting average of .264.