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Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds 6/21/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds 6/21/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

The Great American Ball Park will host a Wednesday afternoon MLB clash between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds. The Rockies (29-47) are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak and are stuck in the NL West Division basement. Last night, Colorado DH Jorge Alfaro struck out with the bases loaded to end the game during an 8-6 road loss against Cincinnati.

In this contest, soft-tossing southpaw Kyle Freeland (4-8 4.48 ERA) will head to the hill for the Rockies. Colorado has lost Freeland’s last four starts and surrendered 15 runs over his 22 innings.

Colorado has a slugging % of .400 and struck out 673 times while taking a walk on 213 occasions. They amassed 313 RBIs and 652 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is at .256. The Rockies accounted for 159 two-baggers and knocked 62 baseballs out of the park. They earned 328 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. The Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, ranking them 19th in the league.

The Rockies are sitting with a team ERA of 5.44 for the season (29th in MLB), and their staff struck out 547 batters. Rockies pitchers allowed 105 home runs and 427 runs in total (29th in the league). Their pitching staff walked 290 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 5.15 for the year. Colorado allowed 704 base hits (9.7 per 9 innings) and 393 earned runs. They earned a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.89 and their pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.53.

Rockies relief pitchers entered the game with players on base 70 times and had 53 appearances in high-leverage situations. The relievers sit with 18 holds on the season (30th in MLB). The Rockies bullpen recorded a save rate of 60.0% and entered the game in 45 save situations. They have 15 saves for the year and have blown 10 out of their 25 opportunities. The bullpen pitchers inherited 119 base runners for the season with 31.1% crossing the plate. The Rockies sent 242 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.

Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds 6/21/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

The Cincinnati Reds have reeled off ten straight victories and have vaulted into first place in the NL Central Division standings. During Tuesday’s home victory, rookie sensation Elly De La Cruz came up a triple short of the cycle and scored twice to spark the Cincinnati offense. Leadoff hitter T.J. Friedl collected four hits and scored three times for the Reds (39-35), who improved to a game above .500 at home.  

Rookie left-hander Andrew Abbott (3-0 0.00 ERA) will make his fourth career major league start for the Reds. Through his first 17-plus frames, Abbott has not allowed a home run and struck out ten batters while posting a sparkling 1.08 WHIP.

Cincinnati is sitting with 65 home runs on the season to go along with 336 RBIs. They tallied 132 two-baggers while getting a free base 261 times and racking up 349 runs. The Cincinnati Reds earned an on-base percentage of .332 and a team batting average of .254 this season. The Reds have a team SLG% of .400, averaging 4.78 runs per game (10th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 646 instances (10th in baseball) and earned 628 hits.

The Reds hold a team WHIP of 1.440 and have a FIP of 4.58 as a squad so far this year. They sit at 27th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 668. The Cincinnati pitching staff relinquished 367 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.87 (351 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 8.70 (625 strikeouts vs 265 walks). They allowed 91 HRs and conceded 5.10 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB).

Cincinnati bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 28.7% out of their 143 runners. Their relief pitchers took the field 105 times in high-leverage situations and on 98 occasions with base runners. With 76 save situations, the Reds have 39 holds and 10 blown saves. They sit at 5th in the league with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they sent 257 relievers onto the field for the season. Cincinnati called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 35 save chances, and they tallied 25 saves.

Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds. The MLB pick for this game is the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati SP Hunter Greene has landed on the 15-day injured list with right hip pain. Through 76 games, Colorado ranks 18th in OPS and 13th in runs scored. For the season, Cincinnati ranks 13th in OPS and 10th in runs scored. Take the Cincinnati Reds to win at home. Prediction: Cincinnati Reds win 7-3.

MLB Starting Time: 12:35 PM ET

Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023


MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -260

MLB Totals: 9


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