Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday, July 24th, 2015. At 8:40 PM EST.
The (42-51) Cincinnati Reds of the National League Central Division will take the trip to the “ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATE”. For game-one of a three-day series. Cincinnati will take on the (40-53) Colorado Rockies of the NL West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Cincinnati Reds must put the peddle to the metal and start winning games. That is if they want to compete with St.Louis and Pittsburgh for a playoff spot. The Colorado Rockies need a better pitching rotation to be competitive in the NL West. The opening betting line has Colorado as a -120 Home Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eleven runs for Friday’s game.
The 2015 Cincinnati Reds have lost two of their last three baseball contests. Cincinnati is fourth in the NL Central, seventeen and a half games out of first-place. The Reds are 17-29 away from “SOUTHWEST OHIO” in 2015.
*Third Baseman Todd Frazier leads all Reds batters with twenty-six home runs, sixty-three runs batted in and one hundred and three hits.
*First Baseman Joey Votto leads the batting order with a .298 batting average and has a .413 on base percentage.
*The Cincinnati batting lineup has belted one hundred and three homers this season.
*Starting Pitcher and “ACE” Johnny Cueto leads the rotation with a 2.79 ERA with one hundred and fifteen strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Aroldis Chapman has a staff high nineteen saves.
*The Cincinnati pitching staff averages 7.30 strikeouts per nine innings.
*Cincinnati begins a homestand on July 30th, hosting Pittsburgh.
*Notable injury: Starting pitcher Homer Bailey is on the 60-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his elbow.
*The Reds are 6-14 their last twenty on Friday’s.
*Cincinnati are 7-19 their last twenty-six at Colorado.
*The Cincinnati Reds are 4-6 their last ten 2015 Baseball ATS Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total three.
*The Cincinnati Reds will send the Right Handed Anthony DeSclafani. Who is (5-7) with a 3.99 earned run average to the mound for game one. The Freehold, New Jersey native went five innings, giving up eight hits and six runs his last start on July 18th, a 9-4 home loss to Cleveland.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Cincinnati Reds at +15,000 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Title.
The 2015 Colorado Rockies are on a two-game losing streak. Colorado is in the cellar in the Division, twelve and a half games from the top position. Colorado is 22-26 in the “MILE HIGH CITY” this season.
*Second Baseman DJ LeMahieu leads The Rockies at the plate with a .313 batting average, a. 368 on base percentage with one hundred and five hits.
*Third Baseman Nolan Arenado is the team leader in home runs and RBI S.
*The Rockies offense has a .434 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Jorge De La Rosa leads the rotation with six victories and eighty-sixes strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher John Axford has a staff high sixteen saved games.
*Notable injury: First Baseman Justin Morneau is on the 60-day after suffering a concussion like symptoms.
*The Rockies will begin a road trip on July 27th at the Cubs.
*The Rockies are 3-9 their last twelve baseball contests on Friday’s.
*The betting odds under the total are 6-2 their last eight on Friday’s.
The Colorado Rockies are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six.
*The Right Handed Eddie Butler, who is (3-6) with a 4.80 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’2″ 180 pound Radford University alumni threw 5.1 innings, giving up eleven hits and six runs. His last start on July 5th, a 6-2 home loss to Miami.
*The Colorado Rockies are +30,000 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Crown.