Detroit Tigers vs Colorado Rockies
Team matchup: Detroit Tigers were one of the contenders before the season starts. They have maybe the best duo with Fielder and Cabrera at 3rd and 4th spot. However, they struggle big time this year. After red hot start of the season, I was pretty sure, that they will win AL Central. But of course this is baseball and nothing is sure. They are 29-33 to the season, with more than -16 units. On other side we have Colorado Rockies, the team with one of the best offense and the worst pitching. Colorado allows in avg 5.8 runs/game and this is the reason, why the lose so many games. They score pretty much, 5.1 runs/game (the best offense in NL and second best in MLB).
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Pitching matchup: I don’t like to play totals, but I like this one, because we have to pitchers, who are beatable. Francis will pitch for Colorado. He pitched one game this year and he allowed 8 runs in just 3.3 innings. His ERA is 21.62. On other side we have, who is 1-1 to the season with ERA 9.35. He allowed 9 runs in 2 games (8 innings). Then we have both bullpens, who are with ERA over 4.00.
Key trends: Over is 17-5 in Tigers last 22 Interleague home games vs. a left-handed starter. Over is 26-11-3 in Tigers last 40 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5. Over is 18-7-1 in Rockies last 26 overall.
Reason for pick: Colorado is 5-2 for the over in last 7 and Detroit is 5-2 for the over in last 7 games. Both teams have good lineups and good offense, at least Detroit has very potent lineup. Both pitchers are very shaky and they have been hit hard, so I expect here a lot of runs.
Bet: Over 9.5 @1.877 with Pinnacle Sports