Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds - 9/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (51-78) vs Colorado Rockies (56-75)

Game Info: Friday, September 2, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Luis Cessa (2-2) (5.36) vs Kyle Freeland (7-9) (4.88)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -119 / Colorado Rockies -103 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds face off on Friday in an MLB game at the Great American Ballpark. 

The Reds come into this game with a 51-78 record overall and they have lost three of their last four games. On Wednesday the Reds only scored three runs and that led to the two-run defeat. The Reds are averaging 4.25 runs per game which is 18th in the league. The pitching has been the biggest issue though and are currently ranked 28th in the league. Kyle Farmer has hit 8 home runs and driven in 59 RBIs. 

The Rockies sit with a 56-76 record overall and on Thursday they failed to score any runs on the way to the 3-0 loss against the Atlanta Braves. The Rockies offense has been decent this season, it’s been the pitching that has let them down. The Rockies are giving up 5.42 runs per game which is 30th in the league. C.J. Cron is having a big season hitting 24 home runs and driving in 86 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Rockies is Kyle Freeland and he sits with an ERA of 4.88. In his last start against the Mets, he went five innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

On the mound for the Reds is Luis Cesa who sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 5.36. In his last start against the Washington Nationals, he went four innings giving up four hits and one run. 

The Reds are 4-1 in their last five games against a team with a losing record. The Reds are 1-7 in their last eight during Game 1 of a series. The under is 4-0 in the Rockies last four games. The over is 5-1 in the Rockies last six games against the National League Central. 

Cesa is coming off a strong start, but he still sits with an ERA of 5.36 and I expect he is going to struggle again here. The Rockies struggled on Wednesday to score but they are going to get the offense back on the right track. Back the over. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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