Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction MLB Picks 7/5/24

Colorado Rockies (29-57) vs Kansas City Royals (48-40)

Game Info: Friday, July 5, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)

Kyle Freeland (0-3) (7.94) vs Cole Ragans (5-6) (3.42)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +162 / Kansas City Royals -192 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action from Coors Field. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

The Colorado Rockies recent form and player performance

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Colorado Rockies

Recent betting trends in games played between the Royals and Rockies

A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Royals vs Rockies game

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City is fresh off a series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The Royals lost 5-1 in the opener of that set, then came back for a 4-2 win Wednesday. In the finale the Royals took a wild 10-8 loss. Starter Alec Marsh lasted just 3.0 innings with five earned runs.

As starter for Friday’s game the Royals are going with Cole Ragans. This year in his 18 starts Ragans is 5-6 with a 3.33 ERA. Over his 56 career games (39 starts), Ragans is 12-14 with a 3.66 ERA.

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

Over on the Rockies’ side, they played the Milwaukee Brewers this week. Colorado won 8-7 on Monday then took losses 4-3 and 3-0 in the next pair. In the finale the Rockies eked out a 4-3 win. Cal Quantrill went 5.0 innings in the start with two earned on five hits and four walks.

In the starter slot for Friday’s game the Rockies will send out Kyle Freeland. This year Freeland is 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA in six starts. Over his 190 career games (185 starts) Freeland is 55-68 with a 4.49 ERA.

Royals vs Rockies Pick Injury Notes

Rockies SP German Marquez (elbow) will make two more rehab starts with Double-A Hartford.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Royals' last four games as favorites against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Five of the Rockies' last six night games as underdogs have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last five road games against NL West opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rockies' last four games against American League opponents.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Freeland has recorded a win in three of his four previous home appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Ryan McMahon has hit a home run in each of the Rockies' last two games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five home appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Charlie Blackmon has scored at least one run in five of his six previous home appearances against the Royals.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded at least one Single in 12 of his last 14 appearances at Coors Field against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jacob Stallings has recorded at least one total base in 15 of his last 16 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine home appearances after playing the previous day.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit a home run in each of the Royals' last two games against the Rockies at Coors Field.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one RBI in nine of the Royals' last 10 games.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one Single in six of the Royals' last seven games as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Royals' last four night games.
  • MJ Melendez has recorded at least one Double in three of the Royals' last four road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • MJ Melendez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine Friday night appearances with the Royals as favorites.
  • MJ Melendez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine Friday appearances with the Royals as favorites.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. ranks T5th in the league in Steals (22) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.288).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for hits allowed this season (876).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank T3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (80).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank T7th in the league for doubles this season (152).

Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction

I’ll probably stay with the Royals. Ragans does need a bounce-back effort on the mound, though. In his last start Ragans took a loss versus Cleveland with five earned in 4.2 innings. Over his two starts prior to that however, Ragans was 1-1 with three earned in 12.0 frames total.

On Thursday the Royals had a pretty disastrous game on the mound, giving up 16 hits along the way. The good news is that the offense had a pretty solid outing with 10 hits of their own. Kansas City needs a quality start from Ragans Friday in order to recover.

Andrew’s Pick Kansas City Royals -192

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