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2021 MLB Handicapping
(51-61) Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros (66-46)
Date: Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela (COL) vs. Framber Valdez (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies +215 Astros -294
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Rockies will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 2 Wednesday at 2:10 ET. Game 1 is Tuesday at 8:10 ET.
Antonio Senzatela is going for the Rockies and Framber Valdez gets the ball for the Astros.
The Rockies won the series when these teams last played.
The Rockies got off to a very rough start, but they have gotten better as year has gone on. They have won 4 games in a row.
They are 51-61 which puts them in 4th place of the National League West. The Giants lead them by 20 games.
Over the weekend, the Rockies swept a 3 game set with the Marlins. Colorado scored 34 runs and allowed 14 runs in those games.
Kyle Freeland went 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs in Sunday’s win.
Antonio Senzatela is 2-8 with a 4.73 ERA. His last start was against the Cubs where he went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Rockies won this game 6-5.
The pitching has not been a strength of this team. They have an ERA of 4.70 which is 24th best in the majors.
Their offense has been scoring a lot of runs as of late. Overall, the team is scoring 4.59 runs per game which is 14th best in the majors.
Colorado has hit 123 home runs which is 23rd best in baseball.
The Astros have had a good season, but they need to get back on track after their last series.
They are still 1st in the American League West, but their lead over the Athletics has been cut to 2 games.
Houston dropped 3 out of 4 games to the Twins. That was a big surprise given how bad the Twins have been this year. In those 4 games, the Astros scored 16 runs and allowed 17 runs.
Lance McCullers Jr. went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Sunday. Minnesota won 7-5.
Framber Valdez is 7-3 with a 3.22 ERA. His last start was against the Twins where he went 6.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Twins won that game 5-3.
Pitching has been good for them so far. They have an ERA of 3.72 which is 10th best in the league.
The Astros have a very dynamic offense and they have done a good job producing runs. They are scoring 5.39 runs per game which is #1 in the game.
Houston has blasted 150 home runs which is 6th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 28-58 in their last 86 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rockies are 20-55 in their last 75 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rockies are 2-6 in their last 8 interleague road games.
- Rockies are 13-41 in their last 54 road games.
- Astros are 9-3 in their last 12 Wednesday games.
- Astros are 20-7 in their last 27 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 71-29 in their last 100 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros cannot afford to have another series like they just had with the Twins. I feel they will be better when going against the Rockies.
The Astros offense was held relatively in check against the Twins. I look for them to get back on track in this game.
Houston has the starting pitcher advantage with Valdez on the mound. I look for him to be effective and for the Astros to hit around Senzatela.
I like the Astros on the run line in this one.
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