MLB Baseball Betting: Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies

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After dropping two of three to the Chicago White Sox over the weekend the Toronto Blue Jays will head West to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. This three game Interleague series will conclude a stretch of 11 of 13 on the road and the Jays will begin a four game series with Cleveland at the Rogers Centre on Thursday. Toronto has split their last ten games and remain just one game behind the second place Boston Red Sox but are otherwise heading in the wrong direction as they now trail the first place Baltimore Orioles by 5 games. The Rockies are 12-12 in the month of June but are ‘treading water’ in the middle of the pack in the NL East.

Toronto will go with right hander Marco Estrada who has been solid if not spectacular this season. Estrada has a 2.70 ERA and a 0.975 WHIP overall with the Jays winning 8 of his 14 starts. Away from the Rogers Centre he’s got a 3.28 ERA with Toronto winning 4 of his 7 road starts. Toronto is 2-1 in his last three starts with Estrada posting a 3.86 ERA and 0.964 WHIP. He’ll be opposed by righthander Jon Gray who has been mediocre at best this season. The Rockies are 5-7 in Gray’s starts overall including 3-2 at home. He’s got a 4.93 ERA overall and a 5.34 home ERA. He’s pitched better of late with a 3.71 ERA in his last three starts but Colorado lost ’em all. Gray has never faced Toronto while Estrada has three career starts against Colorado in which he didn’t fare particularly well allowing 12 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings of work for a 6.89 ERA.

Both teams hit right handed pitching really well averaging over 5 runs per game. We’ll definitely look ‘Over’ even though the total is 12.5. Colorado has lost money at home this year (17-18 -5.7 units) but that might have something to do with the unrealistic expectations they carry playing at Coors Field. Toronto has been very good in this price range (road favorite of -125 to -150) earning +5 units but Colorado is 5-2 +3.6 units as an underdog in this range. It looks like a fairly even matchup and the Jays’ recent form has been nothing special. We’ll back the Rockies as a home dog.


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