MLB Baseball Betting: Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers

MLB Baseball Betting:  Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers

Short card for Monday with only 9 games on the schedule. The first night game on the board is in National League action between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. These teams are going nowhere at this point. It wasn’t that long ago that the Colorado Rockies were one of the hottest teams in baseball but now they’re treading water 9 games back of the first place Dodgers and 8 games back of the second place San Francisco Giants. Then again, if the Rockies could get back on the winning track they could quickly get back into the NL West mix. Heading into Monday night action none of the teams in the division have a winning record for the last ten games. In fact, the Rockies’ 5-5 record is tied with the Dodgers 5-5 mark as the best in that stretch.

Milwaukee is trying to keep the Cincinnati Reds in the rear view mirror and avoid falling into last place in the NL Central. They’re not doing a very good job at at. The Brewers got some help from the aforementioned Dodgers today as they beat the Reds in daytime action. That gives the Brewers a 1/2 game edge over Los Angeles going into tonight’s game. Milwaukee has lost 8 of 10 and with the Reds playing good baseball in the second half it looks like just a matter of time before the Brewers fall into the basement.

Neither starter in great form at the moment. Colorado’s Chad Bettis has a 6.43 ERA and a 1.929 WHIP in his last three starts but Colorado has won them all. Jimmy Nelson has been getting pounded–in his last three starts he’s gone 14 1/3 innings allowing 15 ER, 8 walks, 19 hits and 4 home runs. The Rockies’ Bettis catches a break here as Milwaukee averages only 3.6 runs per game against right handers and they ‘boast’ a record of 29-54 -23 units against them. Colorado averages nearly 2 runs per game more against RHP and are 45-43 +5.2 units. They’ve also made money (+5.5 units) on the road. Form is the key here–Colorado has won 3 of 4 including taking 2 of 3 from the Cubs over the weekend. Milwaukee has lost 8 of 10 and were 1 run from being swept in back to back series.