A's vs. Rockies Friday Prediction
Interleague play heads to Coors Field this weekend where the Rockies host the A's. Will Game 1 go to the underdog Athletics tonight when the two clubs play at 8:40 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 27, 2018
8:40 p.m. ET, Coors Field
TV: OAK (CSCA); COL (ATTR)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rockies as a -116 favorite. As of this writing, 57% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the A's to beat the Rockies 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.
A's Manaea pitches 6 2/3 strong innings in no-decision vs. Giants
Sean Manaea held the Giants to two runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision. Oakland would go on to win the game in the bottom of the 10th, courtesy of a walk-off RBI single by Matt Chapman. Manaea pitched well, yielding only four hits while striking out five and issuing zero walks. The 26-year-old left-hander is 9-6 on the season with a 3.38 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 88/24 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings. Up next is a tough matchup against the Rockies at Coors Field.
Rockies' Freeland uninspiring vs. Diamondbacks
Kyle Freeland surrendered four runs on five hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks. Freeland struck out three and walked three on the evening. He was knocked for three runs in the fourth inning and one more in the fifth before he was relieved of duty. While this start does little to move the needle in the positive direction, maybe chalk it up to a bit of post-All-Star break rust. Even with this wobbly outing under his belt, Freeland is still pitching to a solid 3.28 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 95/41 K/BB ratio across 120 2/3 frames. He'll look to shape up from Saturday's lackluster show in a home date with the A's when he next toes the rubber.
MLB Betting Trends
The A's are 7-1 in Manaea's last eight starts.
The Rockies are 4-0 in Freeland's last four outings.
The A's are hot and they've had success in previous meetings with the Rockies so they're an intriguing underdog play tonight. Oakland is a perfect 4-0 in its last four games in Colorado and 5-1 in its last six games versus the Rockies overall. The A's are also 21-5 in their last 26 games overall, are 10-2 in their last 12 games versus National League West opponents and are 5-0 in their last five games versus a left-handed starter.
The Pick: Oakland A's +106