In the second of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (28-39) and the Milwaukee Brewers (28-39) at Coors Field, Chad Bettis (2-2, 3.74 ERA) and Kyle Lohse (3-8, 6.44 ERA) get the ball. The Rockies lost the last game 9-5, extending a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 20 and will air on FSN-WI, ROOT-RM and MLB.
In his last start, Bettis pitched 5.0 innings, giving up five runs, striking out five and walking two in a 6-3 loss to the Astros. Nolan Arenado (.281, 37 Rs, 16 HRs, 53 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs. In his career against the Rockies, Lohse is 6-4 with a 4.39 ERA. He meets a solid Colorado offense that's batting .267. Ryan Braun (.249, 36 Rs, 14 HRs, 43 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, two RBIs, and one stolen base.
Colorado, a -128 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Milwaukee. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at 10 runs. The Rockies perform poorly as a favorite with a 5-12 record and have an overall money line of -665. They have struggled as the favorite over their last 10 games, going 0-1. Colorado has been struggling as of late. In the last 10 games, Colorado has only averaged 2.8 runs per game compared to the 4.3 they've averaged on the season. The Rockies come into the game with the third-ranked scoring offense in the NL, averaging 4.3 runs per game. The Rockies are a stellar hitting team with 9.2 hits per game, one of the highest marks in the NL.
On the other side, the Brewers have a subpar record of 18-28 when they are the underdog and are -1,875 overall with the money line. They have played poorly as the underdog as of late. They managed a 2-6 record when playing as the underdog and an SU record of 3-7.
The Rockies are 3-1 against the Brewers this season. The Rockies will take on a right-hander (Lohse) in this game and have a 25-28 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. The right-handed Bettis will take the mound against the Brewers. Against righty starters this season, they have an awful 18-37 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Milwaukee is 12-16, while Colorado is 11-15.
The Rockies managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Brewers who are coming in with a 7-7 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 4-27. The Brewers have a 6-36 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee ranks in the top half of the league at 15th when it comes to home runs, hitting 61 this season. Colorado ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 73.
Ranking 15th, Milwaukee is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.87 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at third with 9.15.
Ranking 28th, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.664). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .744.
The Brewers are 15-29 when they allow at least one home run. The Rockies perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 12-29 record.