Rockies vs. Reds Wednesday Pick
After taking the first game of their series against the Reds in Cincinnati, will the Colorado Rockies make it two in a row with a victory on Wednesday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Great American Ball Park
TV: COL (ATTR); CIN (FSO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rockies as a -133 favorite. As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockies to beat the Reds on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rockies' Gray allows four runs in 3 1/3 innings vs. Giants
Jon Gray let in four runs in just 3 1/3 innings but escaped with a no-decision against the Giants on Wednesday. He pretty much self-destructed in this one. He allowed a run on a wild pitch in the second inning then walked in two runs in the fourth before getting yanked. He surrendered six hits and three walks while fanning five in the abbreviated outing.
He wasn't good but for the season Gray has run into misfortune. He has a 5-6 record and 5.68 ERA despite an excellent 76:19 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 65 innings. He's allowed just seven homers despite pitching half his games in Coors Field. Don't give up on him, especially in his road starts.
Reds' Romano snaps winless streak with victory vs. Diamondbacks
Sal Romano gave up seven hits and four runs over five innings Wednesday in Cincinnati’s win over the Diamondbacks. The right-hander struck out three and didn’t walk anyone over 81 pitches. Romano got off to a brutal start, allowing three runs in the first inning with two coming on Paul Goldschmidt’s homer to right field. He settled down after that, though he did serve up a solo shot to John Ryan Murphy in the third inning.
The win snapped a four-start winless streak for Romano, who will take a 3-6 record into his next outing a week from today against the NL-West-leading Rockies.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 4-1 in Gray's last five starts when he pitches the second game of a series but they've lost 25 of his last 37 road starts.
The Reds are 1-4 in Romano's last five starts when he pitches the second game of a series and are 1-4 in his last five starts versus the National League West.
After these two teams combined to score 15 runs on Tuesday night, the over should be another safe play on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. The over is 4-1-1 in Gray's last six road starts, is 5-2-1 in his last eight outings when facing an opponent with a losing record, and is 5-1-1 in his last seven Wednesday starts. On the othe rside, the over is 4-1 in Romano's last five starts versus the National League West and is 5-2 in his last seven outings when he faces an opponent with a winning record.
The Pick: Rockies/Reds over 8.5