The Minnesota Twins have gone 6-1 this season when they send Phil Hughes to the mound. Though Hughes has posted an underwhelming 4.74 ERA on the year, the Twins have given him an average of 5.6 runs of support. Can the Twins continue to carry Hughes to wins when they kick off a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday?
– Shark Bites
- Nolan Arenado is batting .323 with a 1.039 OPS on the road this season.
- The Rockies are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road against the Twins.
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Twins’ last 14 games.
Either Hughes needs to step up or the Twins’ bats need to get after a rock-solid Kyle Freeland. The left-hander has a stellar 1.65 ERA when not pitching in the thin air of Coors Field this season. Freeland has been dealing during the month of May, as the youngster has only surrendered seven hits and four earned runs in 12.1 innings of work.
Shutting down Miguel Sano is going to be key for the Rockies in this series, as the Twins 3B paces the team in batting average, on-base percentage, hits, home runs and RBIs. The Rockies sit near the top of the league in offense overall but those numbers drop exponentially away from Colorado, which isn’t a shock. The Rockies are slashing .233/.296/.375 on the road this season compared to .280/.332/.479 at home.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Minnesota Twins as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-4.0 win for the Rockies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Colorado Rockies vs Minnesota Twins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 19-15 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 24-15 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Colorado injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 22 (Minnesota Twins) and the No. 17 (Colorado Rockies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has baseball’s No. 17-rated offensive output, at 8.03 hits per game. The Colorado Rockies average 8.85 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the list.
Defensively, Colorado features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.56 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Dodgers, a 9-6 final on Sunday in support of Antonio Senzatela at Coors Field.
The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in H Santiago’s start, as they lost 8-3 against Cleveland on Sunday at Progressive Field.
- Colorado is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado’s last 11 games
- Colorado is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
- Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 14 games
- Minnesota is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Colorado at Minnesota, Wednesday, May 17th