Rockies vs Brewers MLB Spread, Game Preview & Pick

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to stay hot and extend their winning ways when they take on the Colorado Rockies in the third game of their four game set on Wednesday night. After taking the opening two games against their NL counterparts, let’s find out if the Brew Crew are the pick to win and cash in again for the third straight game against the Rockies.

Rockies vs Brewers MLB Spread, Game Preview & Pick

Starting Pitchers

  • Rockies RH Antonio Senzatela (2-1, 3.93 ERA)
  • Brewers RH Chase Anderson (2-0, 3.20)

Why Bet On Colorado?

The Rockies have dropped three straight including their 4-3 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday. Ian Desmond led Colorado with a home run and two RBI while Nolan Arenado added a double and an RBI in the narrow loss. Rockies starter German Marquez retired the first 15 men he faced Tuesday and the Rockies scored all three of their runs in the ninth inning, but it was a case of too little too late for Colorado. For this contest, the Rockies will hand the ball to right-hander  Antonio Senzatela who has taken the mound three times since coming off the injured list in mid-April. Senzatela limited the Braves to three runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings of a 8-4 win on Friday. In addition to that, the 24-year-old held the Brewers to two runs in five innings in Game 1 of last year’s NLDS at Milwaukee.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Runs: 4.17
  • Hits: 8.03
  • Walks: 2.87
  • Strike Outs: 9.57

Defense:

  • Runs: 4.60
  • Hits: 8.60
  • Walks: 3.57
  • Strike Outs: 8.17

Why Bet On Milwaukee?

Are the Brewers a safe bet in the MLB odds?

The Brewers have won two straight and four of five including Tuesday’s win. After smacking a pair of home runs in the series opener, first baseman Jesus Aguilar was back at it again on Tuesday with a three-run jack to lead the way to victory. The slugger also smacked a long ball in the clincher of last season’s National League Division Series sweep. Aguilar, who had 35 homers and 108 RBI last year.

“I wasn’t expecting a home run today, to be honest with you,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Closer Josh Hader closed the door in the ninth after Colorado threatened with three runs in the final frame. Right-hander Chase Anderson will start game three after limiting the Mets to two runs in 4.2 innings of his last outing. Anderson, who is now back in the starting rotation after five relief appearances, has gone 4-3 with a 4.68 ERA and 58 strikeouts against Colorado in his career.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Runs: 4.90
  • Hits: 8.10
  • Walks: 3.42
  • Strike Outs: 9.45

Defense:

  • Runs: 4.97
  • Hits: 8.55
  • Walks: 3.94
  • Strike Outs: 8.87

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Rockies vs Brewers

Milwaukee has taken the first two games of this series without their team leader and reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich and I believe they are a near lock to get it done again tonight in this affair. Colorado has gone 6-13 in their last 19 vs. a team with a winning record, 4-14 in their last 18 games following a loss, 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter and a winless 0-5 in Antonio Senzatela’s last 5 starts against teams from the NL Central. Conversely, Milwaukee has gone 11-4 in their last 15 against a team with a losing record, 9-4 in their last 13 home games against a team with a losing road record and18-8 in their last 26 home games.

MLB Betting Pick: Milwaukee 5 Colorado 3