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MLB Betting Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers
August 9, 2023
The Colorado Rockies enter this game having won three of their last five games and are coming off a 7-3 win in extra innings on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers in game two of the series on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers enter this game having lost three of their last five games which includes Tuesday’s 3-7 loss in extra innings at home in game two of the series against the Colorado Rockies.
BookMaker has the Milwaukee Brewers listed as -215 money line favorites at home against the Colorado Rockies and has set the total for the over/under plays at 9.5 runs. Which team will come away with the series win by winning game three of the series? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
Colorado Rockies Team Preview
The Colorado Rockies enter this game with an overall record of 45-68 which puts them in 5
place in the NL West and are coming off a 7-3 win in extra innings in game two of the series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Offensively, Colorado scored seven runs off six hits with four of the runs coming in the 10
inning which included Harold Castro scoring after Cole Tucker was walked.
The Rockies will send Chris Flexen to the mound for game three of the series against the Brewers on Wednesday. Flexen is 1-5 this season with a 7.82 ERA while recording 35 strikeouts.
Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview
The Milwaukee Brewers enter this game with an overall record of 61-54 which puts them in 1
place in the NL Central and are coming off a 3-7 loss against the Colorado Rockies in game two of the series.
Offensively, the Brewers scored three runs off nine hits which included one-run home runs hit by William Contreras and Andruw Monasterio.
Adrian Houser will take the mound for Milwaukee against Colorado on Wednesday for game three of the series. Houser is 4-3 on the year with an ERA of 4.19 and has recorded 57 strikeouts.
Series Trends and Game Pick
Colorado has won seven of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 6 to 5.1 in those matchups. The Rockies have won two of the last three games in the series, however, the Brewers have outscored the Rockies by an average of 7 to 5.67 in those contests.
The over has hit in six of the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 11.1 runs per game in those contests. The over has hit in the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 12.67 runs per game in those matchups.
Both pitchers enter this game with ERAs above 4.00 with Adrian Houser having a 4.19 ERA and Chris Flexen having an ERA of 7.82. The over has been the trend in the series, hitting in six of the last ten including the previous three matchups in a row. As a result, I am taking the over 9.5 runs on BookMaker for this matchup on Wednesday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Over 9.5 Runs
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