The Colorado Rockies return home for a short two-game series with the Cleveland Indians Tuesday before heading back out on the road. The pit stop will be welcome news for the squad but kicking off a new series may be even better, as the Rockies are 13-6 in series openers this season.
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- Mike Clevinger has yet to allow a run in 12.2 innings of work on the road this season.
- The last time the Indians and Rockies played at Coors Field was 2008.
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Indians’ last 14 games when opening a series.
Mike Clevinger, who gets the start for the Indians in this one, has been solid since being called up from Triple-A Columbus at the start of May. The young righty has a 3.10 ERA in his six appearances, five starts, and has a 21/5 K/BB ratio in his past three starts. Clevinger has been struggling with the home run recently, giving up two dingers in each of his past two outings.
The Rockies will counter with their own young hurler, as 22-year old Antonio Senzatela gets the start Tuesday. Senzatela had a down May after opening the season blistering hot, but the Venezuelan has benefitted from getting 6.7 runs of support per game. Senzatela has also excelled in his appearances at Coors Field with a 3.00 ERA and a 5-1 record at home.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Colorado Rockies as -105 on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 11 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-4.0 victory for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Cleveland Indians vs Colorado Rockies Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Colorado Rockies bring a 36-23 record to the battle against the 29-26 Indians. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Cleveland injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 4-ranked Colorado Rockies and the No. 5-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has baseball’s No. 4-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Cleveland Indians average 8.22 hits per game, good for No. 22 on the list.
Defensively, Cleveland features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.97 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 at home, scoring 5.43 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
T Bauer chucked 2.1 shutout innings at the Royals in their last game, striking out 1 in a 8-0 win against Kansas City in baseball action at Royals Stadium.
Colorado got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over San Diego on Sunday at PETCO Park behind starter Jeff Hoffman.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cleveland’s last 21 games on the road
- Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
- Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
- Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Colorado, Wednesday, June 7th