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Reds Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/15/2021

The Cincinnati Reds (17-19) and the Colorado Rockies (15-24) are looking for another big outing from sluggers on a hot streak when the teams square off on Saturday at 8:10 PM ET at Coors Field. Jonathan India is riding a two-game home run streak for the favored Reds (-180), and Garrett Hampson has also hit home runs in two games in a row for the underdog Rockies (+150). Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle and Colorado’s Jhoulys Chacin will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 15, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Reds vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Mahle (CIN) Pitcher Chacín (COL)
2 – 1 W/L 0 – 1
36.0 IP 12.1
3.00 ERA 5.84
1.170 WHIP 1.780
12.0 K/9 5.1
3.8 BB/9 5.1

Reds Probable Starter Tyler Mahle

  • Mahle (2-1) takes the mound first for the Reds in his eighth start of the season. He’s put together a 3.00 ERA in 36 innings pitched, with 48 strikeouts.
  • In his last outing on Monday against the Pirates, the righty threw 5 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • He will face a Rockies offense that ranks sixth in the league with 188 total runs scored while batting .251 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .406 slugging percentage (eighth in MLB action) and has hit a total of 40 home runs (21st in the league).
  • The Reds have been the moneyline favorite in six of Mahle’s starts this season, and they went 4-2 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 15, 2021 at 2:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Stats vs Mahle

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trevor Story 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Ryan McMahon 7 .429 3 0 3 .429 1.286
Elias Díaz 7 .143 1 0 0 .250 .393
Charlie Blackmon 5 .800 4 0 1 .833 2.033
Garrett Hampson 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 1.334
Raimel Tapia 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Matt Adams 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000

Rockies Probable Starter Jhoulys Chacín

  • The Rockies will send Chacin to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The 33-year-old righty will start for the first time this campaign after coming out of the bullpen six times.
  • The right-hander did not pitch as the moneyline underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 15, 2021 at 2:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Stats vs Chacín

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jesse Winker 17 .176 3 0 0 .263 .498
Eugenio Suárez 17 .235 4 1 5 .316 .845
Mike Moustakas 9 .444 4 1 4 .444 1.444
Tucker Barnhart 8 .125 1 0 0 .300 .425
Nick Castellanos 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Nick Senzel 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Alex Blandino 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kyle Farmer 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tyler Naquin 1 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000

Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds average 3.9 runs per game on the road while scoring 6.9 per contest at home.
  • The Reds score the fifth-most runs in baseball (192 total, 5.3 per game).
  • The Reds have won 54.2% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (13-11).
  • Cincinnati has played as a moneyline favorite of -180 or shorter in only two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • Cincinnati has played in 36 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 24 times (24-10-2).
  • Cincinnati has a 4-3 record across the seven games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking sixth with 188 total runs this season.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 136 runs (5.9 per game) while pushing across 52 total away from Coors Field, an average of 3.3 per contest.
  • The Rockies have been underdogs in 32 games this season and won 10 (31.2%) of those contests.
  • This season, Colorado has won three of its 12 games, or 25%, when they’re the underdog by at least +150 on the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Colorado and its opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 39 games with a total.
  • Colorado has played as the underdog in eight of its past 10 games and has won three of those contests.

Reds Players to Watch

  • Jesse Winker has racked up a team-high batting average of .364.
  • Winker ranks ninth in hits (44), second in AVG (.364), fifth in OBP (.421), and 14th in SLG (.636) among qualifying hitters in baseball.
  • Winker brings an eight-game hitting streak into this matchup. Over that span he is batting .394 with five doubles, a home run, three walks and five RBIs.
  • Nicholas Castellanos has put his power on display as he leads his team with nine home runs.
  • Castellanos ranks 15th in hits (41), eighth in HR (9), 10th in AVG (.315), and 23rd in SLG (.608) among the qualified hitters in MLB.

Reds Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Eugenio Suárez 136 .154 17 7 18 .232 .578
Nicholas Castellanos 130 .315 26 9 22 .364 .972
Jesse Winker 121 .364 25 7 21 .421 1.057
Tyler Naquin 101 .257 15 8 24 .333 .868
Nick Senzel 100 .260 17 1 8 .336 .666
Tucker Barnhart 87 .287 17 3 14 .361 .844
Mike Moustakas 86 .244 15 4 13 .333 .775
Jonathan India 85 .235 12 3 19 .313 .725
Kyle Farmer 78 .218 10 1 7 .322 .604
Tyler Stephenson 59 .305 10 2 8 .359 .800

Rockies Players to Watch

  • Ryan McMahon leads Colorado in home runs with eight and runs batted in with 24.
  • McMahon ranks 23rd in SLG (.490), 17th in HR (8), and 19th in RBI (24) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Trevor Story has collected 39 hits this season and has an OBP of .357. He’s slugging .478 on the year.
  • Story ranks 14th in SLG among qualified hitters in the majors.

Rockies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ryan McMahon 147 .265 25 8 24 .306 .796
Trevor Story 136 .287 24 4 21 .357 .835
Raimel Tapia 136 .301 18 4 20 .356 .768
Garrett Hampson 128 .258 27 5 13 .322 .783
Charlie Blackmon 123 .244 14 2 21 .336 .686
Josh Fuentes 107 .234 14 4 19 .252 .616
Yonathan Daza 86 .337 9 1 9 .363 .793
Dom Nuñez 77 .195 12 5 18 .253 .747
Elias Díaz 60 .117 4 0 3 .182 .332
Alan Trejo 34 .235 6 0 2 .270 .564

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