Game three of this interleague series sees the Rockies (50-85, 29-37 home) and Blue Jays (74-62, 39-32 away) facing off at Coors Field. The starting pitcher for the Rockies will be Chase Anderson, while the Blue Jays are turning to Kevin Gausman. Find out who I like to win in this Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays showdown.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS VS COLORADO ROCKIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Coors Field at 3:10 ET on Sunday, September 3rd.
WHY BET THE COLORADO ROCKIES:
- The Blue Jays are just 1-2 vs. the runline in their last three road games.
- Against the runline, the Rockies have gone 4-1 in their five games at home.
- Chase Anderson has done a good job at avoiding the long-ball of late, having not given up a away-run in each of his past two starts.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
Entering game 137 of their season, the Blue Jays are 10.5 games out in the AL East and are in 3rd place. So far, their overall series record stands at 24-17-2. Toronto’s road winning percent is currently 54.9% (39-32) compared to 53.8% at home (35-30).
Kevin Gausman will take the mound for the Blue Jays in his 27th appearance of the season. The right-hander has posted a 10-8 record thus far, with an ERA of 3.30 and a K/9 rate of 11.7. His FIP is 2.83 and opponents have a .280 OBP against him.
Kevin Gausman earned a win in his last start against the Nationals, despite allowing three runs on seven hits. The Blue Jays ultimately triumphed 6-3.
Having gone deep 13 times in their last ten games, the Blue Jays are 6th in that span. At 4.6 runs per game, Toronto is 14th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .260 while hitting a total of 160 home runs (14th).
Over the past ten games, Davis Schneider has been a key contributor to the Blue Jays’ offensive success, leading the team with three home runs. His season-long total of six long balls has been instrumental in Toronto’s success this year, and his .407 batting average is indicative of his impressive performance at the plate.
WILL THE COLORADO ROCKIES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into today’s game, the Rockies are 5th in the NL West on an overall record of 50-85. So far, they have played in 43 series, and are below .500 at 14-26-3. This season, the Rockies are 29-37 at home and 21-48 on the road.
Starter Chase Anderson has not had the most successful season thus far, with an 0-4 record in 14 appearances for the Rockies. His ERA of 6.08 is accompanied by a K/9 figure of 6.53, as well as a FIP of 6.10 and an OBP of .353.
Chase Anderson provided the team with a quality start in his most recent outing, going six innings while giving up three runs on seven hits. Despite his efforts, the Rockies ultimately emerged victorious in a 4-3 victory over the Marlins, leaving Anderson without a decision.
Offensively, Colorado is ranked 17th in the league with an average of 4.4 runs per game. When looking over their last five matchups, the Rockies averaged 5 runs per contest, which is 8th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Colorado is 23rd in all of baseball, with a total of 135 home runs.
Charlie Blackmon has been a key contributor to the Rockies’ offensive success this season, boasting a .292 batting average and .458 slugging percentage. During the team’s last ten games, he has been particularly impressive, leading Colorado in hits with a .389 average.