Rockies Look For Road Success Against Host Reds

Rockies vs Reds Series Odds Favor the Home Team

The Colorado Rockies try to stay hot heading into the All-Star break when they face the host Cincinnati Reds for a four-game series beginning on Monday night. The Rockies vs Reds series odds lean towards the home team, including the series opener on Monday night. Cincinnati is listed at -165 on the moneyline on Monday, while Colorado is getting +135 odds for the straight-up win.

Neither team is among the MLB expert picks for the postseason, but neither is giving up just yet either.

Colorado had its three-game winning streak snapped on Sunday with a 10-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The Rockies are in last place in the NL West, trailing the fourth-place San Francisco Giants by 11.5 games.

Cincinnati is coming off getting swept at home by the Detroit Tigers in a three-game weekend series. The Reds are in fourth place in the NL Central standings, sitting a half-game behind the third-place Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Betting on the run line can get you the Rockies at -140 when getting 1.5 runs, while the Reds are +120 when giving those runs. The over/under for the series opener is set at nine runs, with the over getting -120 and the under -100.

The first three games of the series are set for 7:10 p.m. ET first pitches, while the series finale is scheduled for a 1:10 p.m. ET start on Thursday. All games of the series will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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Records: Colorado Rockies (32-58), Cincinnati Reds (42-48) 
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Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
Stream: Rockies.TV, Bally Sports Ohio

Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Ryan Feltner (Colorado) vs Andrew Abbott (Cincinnati)

Right-hander Ryan Feltner brings a 1-7 record and 5.60 ERA to his 18th start on Monday night, but he was much better in his last outing. Feltner went five innings against the Milwaukee Brewers last Tuesday, allowing one run on six hits while striking out three and walking two. It was the first time in seven starts he didn’t allow at least four runs.

The Reds will turn to lefty Andrew Abbott to get the start in the series opener. Abbott is 8-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 17 starts, striking out 74 in 96 innings. Abbott has wins in five of his last six starts, including against the New York Yankees last Wednesday, going 6.1 innings and allowing one run on three hits while striking out two and walking four.

Game 2: Cal Quantrill (Colorado) vs Frankie Montas (Cincinnati)

Colorado will have right-hander Cal Quantrill making the start for Tuesday’s contest. Quantrill will be making his 19th start looking to improve his 6-6 record and 3.77 ERA. He took a no-decision against the Brewers on July 4th, allowing two runs on five hits over five innings while striking out two and walking four.

Righty Frankie Montas is slated for Tuesday’s contest for the Reds. Montas is 4-6 with a 4.19 ERA, striking out 62 in his 77.1 innings of work in 2024. Montas won his last outing, going five innings against the Yankees last Thursday and allowing two runs on four hits, including two home runs while striking out four and walking three. His previous win had come against the Rockies in early June, when he threw seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit.

Game 3: Kyle Freeland (Colorado) vs Carson Spiers (Cincinnati)

Veteran lefty Kyle Freeland is still looking for his first win of 2024 as he makes his eighth start on Wednesday. Freeland is 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA, though he’s been much better since coming off the injured list in late June. In his three starts since sitting out for a left elbow strain, Freeland has gone a combined 19.2 innings and allowed just three earned runs on 15 hits, striking out 12 and walking four.

Right-hander Carson Spiers will get the ball to start Wednesday’s contest for the Reds. Spiers has made starts in his last four appearances after coming out of the bullpen in his first five appearances of the season and is 2-2 with a 3.64 ERA. Spiers had a rough outing in his last start, lasting 4.2 innings against the Detroit Tigers on Friday and giving up four runs on eight hits, including three home runs while striking out three and walking two.

Game 4: Austin Gomber (Colorado) vs Hunter Greene (Cincinnati)

The Rockies will have Austin Gomber on the mound for the series finale on Thursday. Gomber is 2-5 with a 4.47 ERA in 17 starts this season and is coming off a win in his last outing. Facing the Royals on Saturday, Gomber went seven innings and allowed just one run on six hits while striking out three and walking none.

Right-hander Hunter Greene is among the leaders in MLB stats with 116 strikeouts this season, tying him for 11th in the majors, and he’ll look to add to that total when he starts Thursday’s contest. Greene is 5-4 with a 3.45 ERA in 18 starts. He took a no-decision in his last outing despite throwing seven shutout innings against Detroit on Saturday, allowing three hits while striking out seven and walking two.

All-Stars To Lead Respective Attacks

The Reds had just one player named to the National League All-Star team this season, though it’s no surprise it was 22-year-old Elly De La Cruz. The shortstop is playing his first full MLB season and leads Cincinnati with 15 home runs and 60 runs scored, which is tied for eighth in baseball. De La Cruz is also baseball’s best with 43 stolen bases, adding 16 doubles, six triples, and 39 RBI while batting .247.

Colorado will be represented for the first time by third baseman Ryan McMahon. The 29-year-old has been the Rockies’ best hitter this season, hitting a team-best 14 home runs and driving in a team-high 45 runs. McMahon is batting .272 with 19 doubles and 47 runs scored as well. He struggled in the three-game series against the Reds earlier this season, however, going 1-for-8 with five strikeouts.

Reds Earn Series Win Over Rockies At Home

The Rockies have been on the right end of their MLB scores lately. But they’re still tied for the worst record in the National League entering this series. Cincinnati is on a losing skid, but it swept Colorado in the three-game series these two teams played in early June.

The Rockies vs Reds series odds favor Cincinnati in this one, and we agree. Look for an exciting series with Cincinnati coming away with wins in the majority of the contests. Put your MLB bets on the Reds in every game of this series.

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