Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/8/2014
Friday, May 9, 7:10 PM on ROOT, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Colorado Rockies - Chacin, J (0-1) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Cueto, J (3-2)
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The Colorado Rockies will face the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, May 9 at Great American Ball Park. The Rockies will send Jhoulys Chacin to the mound to face off against Johnny Cueto.
The last time Chacin saw the mound was against the New York Mets on May 4. Chacin had a rough outing in his season debut and was shelled for eight hits and gave up four runs. Over the five innings he pitched, Chacin walked five. It’s no surprise Chacin was a bit rusty coming off a strained shoulder but the Rockies will stay patient and send him up against the former Cy Young contender Johnny Cueto and hope for better results.
Against current Cincinnati Reds batters, Chacin has held them to a .241 average. Joey Votto is batting .300 against Chacin with three hits and a double. This might be the opportunity for him to get in the win column as he has played well against the Reds. It won’t be an easy task as he’ll face Cueto.
Johnny Cueto is in rare form this season holding a 3-2 record with a 1.31 ERA and 60 strikeouts. As he has done all season, Cueto had a fantastic outing in a win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. Cueto allowed just two runs and three hits during the eight innings he pitched. The Brewers had no answer as Cueto struck out 10 batters and walked just one.
Cueto’s 1.31 ERA is one of the best in the league and other than two home runs he’s given up, he’s been completely dominant. The Reds would love to see this continue as he takes the mound on Friday.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 22-11-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is 1.4
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 14-17-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/04/14 C Wilin Rosario Illness 15-day DL (5/3)
05/03/14 2B Joshua Rutledge Illness 15-day DL (4/28)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/21/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring 15-day DL (4/21)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
05/07/14 C Brayan Pena Hamstring questionable
05/06/14 CF Billy Hamilton Hand questionable
05/05/14 RF Jay Bruce Knee out a month
05/02/14 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 15-day DL (5/1)
04/27/14 C Devin Mesoraco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/26)
04/09/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 15-day DL (4/08)
04/02/14 P Brett Marshall Finger 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 P Aroldis Chapman Concussion 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Mat Latos Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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