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Reds vs. Rockies Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (9/2)

Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Friday September 2nd, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Rockies vs. Reds

The Rockies take on the Reds on Friday September 2nd at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Colorado Rockies (56-76) vs. Cincinnati Reds (51-78)
  • Date: Friday September 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 6:40 ET
  • Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

 

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Colorado Rockies - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Colorado Rockies come into this road contest vs Cincinnati with a below .500 record (56-76). In the NL West division standings, the team ranks 5th. Colorado has had their problems when playing away from home, going just 20-44. In their previous games, the Rockies lost by a score of 3-0 to the Atlanta. To start the year, Colorado has picked up just 16 series wins, going 16-21-4.

Kyle Freeland gets the start for the Rockies with a below .500 record at 7-9. Against the Rockies, Freeland is hoping to improve on his current ERA of 4.88. In today's game, he will look to do a better job limiting base runners, as his batting average allowed sits at .278. So far, opponents have taken Freeland over the fence 17 times across 142 innings pitched. For the season, Kyle Freeland has averaged 2.3 strikeouts for every walk. This has come on a K rate of 16.0%.

On offense, Colorado comes into the game averaging 4.39 runs per game, placing them in a group of teams near the league average. So far, the team ranks 18th in runs scored through the first 4 innings. The Rockies offense comes into this matchup ranked 2nd in the league, at .260. Per game, the team is averaging 8.92 hits. So far, home runs have been hard to come by for the team, as they are averaging just 0.87 per game (24th). Before today's game, the team has one of the worst barrel rates in the league at 5.8%. Colorado's overall OBP of .319 is good for 8th in the league. So far, the team has a walk rate of 7.3%.

 

Cincinnati Reds - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Cincinnati Reds come into this road contest vs Colorado with a below .500 record (51-78). In the NL Central division standings, the team ranks 4th. The Reds will need a win in today's game to improve their record at Great American Ball Park (27-37). Cincinnati will be looking to bounce back after falling to the Cardinals by a score of 5-3. So far, the team has won less than half of their series, going just 13-21-7.

Cincinnati pitcher Luis Cessa gets the start, looking to pick up another win, as his current record sits at 3-2. Cessa will be looking to bring down an ERA of 5.36. Luis Cessa's WHIP of 1.44 comes in as one of the higher marks among MLB starters. Across his previous outings, Cessa has a SLG% allowed of .476. In total, he has given up 9 home runs. Cessa's strikeout percentage of 17.0% comes in below the MLB average. So far, he is averaging 6.6 K's per 9 innings. Luis Cessa is putting batters on base through walks at a clip of 3.3 BB/9

On offense, Cincinnati comes into the game averaging 4.25 runs per game, placing them in a group of teams near the league average. In the team's 64 games at home, their run differential is -3. So far, the Reds have combined for a team batting average of .242, placing them 17th in the league. This includes batting .281 over their last 3 games. Per game, the team is averaging .96 home runs, placing them 19th. Up to this point, they have one of the lowest hard hit rates in the MLB at 35.1%. Cincinnati's overall OBP of .309 puts them 22nd in the league. While their WOBA of .304 is one of the lowest figures in the league.

 

Today's MLB Betting Pick - Rockies vs. Reds

Today's matchup between Colorado and Cincinnati is predicted to be a close game, as there is no clear cut favorite on the moneyline. The MLB predictive model has Colorado picking up the win over the Reds, led by a strong performance at the plate. Grab the Rockies on the moneyline.

Recommended Betting Pick: Rockies Moneyline



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