For tonight MLB showdown, we take a look at an MLB series opener between 2 interleague foes. Yes, we are talking about the Detroit Tigers going to Coors Field to take on the Colorado Rockies. While he Rockies will have the home advantage, is it enough to defeat the Tigers? Let’s find out what our baseball handicappers have to say with their Tigers vs Rockies Betting Pick and Analysis.
This season, neither team has a very good record with Detroit at 34-45 and the Rockies with a 32-50 record. However, this will not stop them from doing their best to secure a win. According to baseball betting odds, the Tigers are a slight favorite over the Rockies with a -115 moneyline.
However, the run line is currently at +130 for the Tigers and at -150 for the Rockies. Therefore, the betting public and the baseball betting websites do not believe Detroit can cover the spread. Will having the home advantage make the difference for the Rockies?
The only thing bettors and sportsbooks can agree on is that it will be high scoring game.
Tigers vs Rockies Baseball Betting Odds
Detroit Tigers -115
Colorado Rockies -105
Over 11 at -115
Under 11 at -105
Tigers vs Rockies Betting Prediction and Analysis for 06/30/2023
Overall, the Detroit Tigers are a stronger team ranking third in the AL Centra with a 17-24 on the road. However, they have not been doing so well lately losing 3 of their last 4 games due to a lack of offensive power.
So far this season, Detroit is batting at a .228 average with 607 hits 296 runs and 71 home runs. Batting leader for the Tigers is Spencer Torkelson with a .223 average with 39 RBIs and 11 home runs. Furthermore, they have one of MLB’s worst batting averages, on-base percentages, slugging percentages, stolen base tallies, and home run totals.
For this matchup, Michael Lorenzen (0-3) will be the starting pitcher for Detroit. Thru 77 innings, he currently stands with a 7.56 ERA, .94 WHIP and 58 strikeouts.
On the other hand, the Colorado Rockies are 32-50, 19-21 at home. In addition, they are batting a .255 average with 708 hits, 358 runs and 72 home runs. Furthermore, Austin Gomber with a 7.01 ERA, 1.61 WHIP with 53 strikeouts thru 77 innings will pitch for the Rockies.
According to online sports betting expert, Gomber is having a tough time finishing a game this season. This is because he pitches in high altitude and often and finishes poorly. In fact, there is not a NL pitcher that has given up more runs or home runs then Gomber.
Tigers vs Rockies Betting Pick
Game time: 06/30/2023 at 8:10 PM EDT
Bet on the Detroit Tigers at -115
In their last 5 games playing at Coors Field, the Rockies have had many inconsistencies. This is because in some games they had many runs while in other just a few. If they are struggling so much at home, it does not bode well for the team.
While Austin Gomber is a solid pitcher, we believe he will give up this game in the early innings. In addition, the Tigers have an overall better team and should have no problem defeating the struggling Rockies. Therefore, we predict the Detroit Tigers will win and cover the run line with a final score of 9-4.