Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox Betting Pick 05/15/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-05-15

The Colorado Rockies will take on the Boston Red Sox. This interleague matchup begins at 7:10 p.m. ET and you can catch the game on either ATRM or NESN.

Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Boston (-140) as the favorite over Colorado (+130). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds listed at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Rockies +1.5 runs (-170) and Red Sox -1.5 runs (+150).

The Rockies have gone 20-21 SU this year and are 19-21 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.4 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 2.9 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in six of those seven. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 22-20 SU and 18-23 ATS. They’ve lost 8.8 units for moneyline bettors and 6.2 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Boston games have a 24-16-1 over/under record thus far in 2019. The Rockies have an over/under record of 21-17-2.

German Marquez will get the start for Colorado. The right-handed Marquez is 4-2 with a 3.43 ERA and 59 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Red Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Red Sox are turning to lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 4.53 ERA), who has 46 strikeouts and 15 walks, along with a 1.40 WHIP. Rodriguez did not register a start against the Rockies in 2018.

Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.53 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.43 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.14, along with a WHIP of 1.41.

The Rockies offense has slashed .248/.313/.441 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game this season, including 7.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 8.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Colorado’s offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon, who collectively have launched 20 home runs. Arenado is slashing .317/.365/.604 with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Blackmon is hitting .302 with nine homers, 27 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

For the home team, Boston’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.67 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.98 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 10.7 K/9.

The Boston offense has put up 5.3 runs per contest, including 7.9 per game over its last 10 games and 8.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .280/.379/.513 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Third baseman Rafael Devers and left fielder J.D. Martinez have paced the Red Sox batters this year. Devers is slashing .331/.402/.468 with three home runs, 22 RBIs, 29 runs and five stolen bases, while Martinez’s line sits at .316/.393/.523 with eight homers, 25 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 1.5 units and are 8-8 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in eight of those games, compared to seven that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Red Sox have lost 2.7 units and are 15-15 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 17 of those games, compared to 12 that went under.

Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Notes

Betting Trends

Colorado has tallied 27 extra-base hits over its last five games. Boston has 21 XBH over its last five.

The Rockies have won four of their last five games SU.

Colorado has posted 28.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 30.8 over its last five.

The Rockies have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.

The Rockies have an OPS of .754 this season and an OPS of .738 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Red Sox’ OPS stands at .766 overall and .749 against lefties.

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