Reds vs Rockies Prediction - MLB Picks 5/17/23

Colorado Rockies (18-24) vs Cincinnati Reds (18-23)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)

Austin Gomber (3-4) (6.30) vs Graham Ashcraft (2-1) (3.95)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies -217 / Cincinnati Reds +165 --- Over/Under: 13 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Coors Field. On Tuesday it was the Reds that were able to secure the 3-1 victory. 

Reds Betting Preview

The Reds sit with a 19-23 record overall but on Tuesday they leaned on the pitching to find success. Brandon Williamson had a strong game finishing with 5.2 innings giving up two hits and one run. The Reds are averaging 4.33 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.0 runs per game. The offense is ranked 1th in the league while the defense is ranked 25th in the league. On the mound for the Reds will be Graham Ashcraft who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 3.95. In his last start against the Marlins he 5.2 innings giving up six hits and four runs. 

Rockies Betting Preview

The Rockies sit with an 18-25 record overall and the offense really struggled on Tuesday. The offense only managed one run and that led to the defeat. The Rockies are averaging 4.35 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.05 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th while the pitching is ranked 26th. On the mound for the Rockies will be Austin Gomber who sits with a 3-4 record and an ERA of 6.30. In his last start against the Phillies he went 6.2 innings giving up five hits and three runs. 

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Reds vs Rockies Trends

Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. Reds are 4-0 in Ashcrafts last 4 starts vs. National League West. Reds are 8-2 in Ashcrafts last 10 starts with 4 days of rest. Rockies are 0-7 in Gombers last 7 starts vs. National League Central.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rockies have struggled in Gomber’s stats against the National League Central and that will continue here. Ashcraft sits with an ERA of 3.95 and he’s going to lockdown in a big way in this game. The Rockies will finish with only a few runs and it will be the difference here. Back the Reds on the money line. 

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