The Brewers (61-54, 32-27 home) will host the Rockies (45-68, 20-38 away) in game three of this National League series. Starting for the Brewers is Adrian Houser, while the Rockies are giving the ball to Chris Flexen. Read on to see my pick for this showdown between Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies.
COLORADO ROCKIES VS MILWAUKEE BREWERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at American Family Field at 2:10 ET on Wednesday, August 9th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO ROCKIES:
- The Rockies will be taking on a Brewers club that is just 1-2 vs. the runline in their last three games.
- Over their last three games on the road, Colorado is 2-1 against the runline.
- Opponents are hitting a healthy .301 against Adrian Houser in his last two starts.
COLORADO ROCKIES SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Heading into today’s game, the Rockies are 5th in the NL West on an overall record of 45-68. So far, they have played in 36 series, and are below .500 at 13-20-3. This season, the Rockies are 25-30 at home and 20-38 on the road.
Chris Flexen takes the mound for the Rockies with a 1-5 record. The right-hander has made 19 appearances this season, posting an ERA of 7.82 and a K/9 rate of 6.22. His FIP is 7.27, and opposing batters have reached base at a .404 clip against him.
Chris Flexen was on the mound for the Rockies in their 9-4 victory over the Cardinals, allowing three runs on 10 hits while still picking up the win.
In their ten most recent games, the Rockies have put together a batting average of only .211, placing them 27th compared to the rest of the league. At 4.3 runs per game, Colorado is 22nd in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .251 and OPS of .714 which has them 17th in baseball.
Nolan Jones has been a key contributor to the Colorado offense this season, boasting a .280 batting average and .508 slugging percentage. During the team’s last ten games, he has been particularly impressive, leading the Rockies in hits with a .298 average.
WILL THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Brewers enter today’s game with an overall record of 61-54, including putting together an above .500 mark at home (32-27). This year, Milwaukee has played in 36 series and have gone 18-16-2. Currently, they are 1st in the NL Central.
Adrian Houser will make his 16th appearance of the season today, boasting a 4-3 record and a 4.19 ERA with an OBP allowed of .343. The right-hander has struck out 57 batters and holds a WHIP of 1.52. On the road, Houser’s ERA is 4.86 compared to his more impressive 4.01 at home.
Adrian Houser earned a quality start and the win in his most recent outing, as his team cruised to a 14-1 victory over the Pirates. The right-hander allowed one run and four hits in six innings of work.
For the season, the Brewers’ offense is averaging 4.3 runs per game. Over their last ten games they have swung the bats well, sitting 5th in the league in scoring, with a total of 54 runs. Overall, Milwaukee’s team batting average is .234, putting them 20th in the MLB.
Willy Adames has been the Brewers’ primary source of power this season, leading the team with 17 home runs and 48 RBIs. His slugging percentage stands at .376 for the year.