Colorado Rockies vs. Minnesota Twins, Monday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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COLORADO ROCKIES MINNESOTA TWINS
24-15, 1st in National League West May 16, 8:10 PM | Grass of Target Field 19-15, 1st in American League Central
Colorado at Minnesota, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:10 PM ET, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, ROOT (Colorado), FSN North (Minnesota)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Rockies LH Kyle Freeland (3-2, 2.93 ERA) vs. Twins RH Phil Hughes (4-1, 4.74)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Colorado Rockies [K. Freeland -L] +1½ -180 +105 Ov 9½ -115
Minnesota Twins [P. Hughes -R] -1½ +160 -115 Un 9½ -105
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The fans at Target Field will be treated to a interleague game between the Colorado Rockies and the Minnesota Twins when they take their seats on Tuesday.

The Rockies will trot Kyle Freeland out to the mound in this one. Left hander Freeland has a 3-2 record and a 2.92 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Twins will be Phil Hughes. The right hander has a 4.74 ERA to go along with a 4-1 record this season.

Freeland owned a 2-0 mark and allowed three runs and 19 hits over a four-start stretch before last Tuesday when he sustained his first loss since his second outing of the season. The 24-year-old rookie permitted five runs (three earned) and four hits – all in a second inning that also featured two errors by his team – in an 8-1 setback to the Chicago Cubs last time out. Freeland, who also matched a season-high four walks over his six-inning performance, will pitch at an AL park for the first time in his career.

Hughes got out of the blocks with a flourish to begin both this season and his last start, although things unraveled quickly in Thursday’s outing against the Chicago White Sox. The 30-year-old surrendered his first hit with one out in the fourth inning and yielded a three-run homer to Melky Cabrera in the fifth before receiving his second consecutive no-decision. Hughes, who permitted five runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings, allowed four earned runs for the fourth time in his last six starts – with six homers given up in that stretch.

Oddsmakers currently have the Twins listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Rockies, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

DJ LeMahieu hopes his torrid stretch at the plate travels well as the Colorado Rockies begin a season-high 10-game road trip on Tuesday with the opener of a three-game interleague series against the Minnesota Twins. The defending National League batting champion recorded back-to-back three-hit performances over the weekend and his third in the team’s 10-game homestand, during which he went 15-for-41 to raise his average to a season-best .295.

The 28-year-old LeMahieu’s 17th multi-hit performance of the season in Sunday’s 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers helped Colorado salvage a split of a four-game series and finish the homestand with a 6-4 mark. The NL West-leading Rockies begin a stretch of 22 of their next 29 contests on the road in Minnesota, which opens a six-game homestand on the heels of winning four of five versus American League Central foes on a rain-shortened road trip. Kennys Vargas increased his RBI total seven in his last five games with a two-run double in Sunday’s 8-3 setback to Cleveland. The 26-year-old has a team-best 13 RBIs since being recalled from Triple-A Rochester on April 23.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 8-3 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -163 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Colorado was a 9-6 winner in its last match on the road against the Dodgers. They won as +124 underdogs, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors.

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Colorado:
Team record: 24-15 SU
Colorado is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado’s last 11 games

Minnesota:
Team record: 19-15 SU
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 14 games

Next up:
Colorado at Minnesota Wednesday, May 17

WALK-OFFS

1. Minnesota SS Jorge Polanco launched a solo homer on Sunday, marking the eighth time in his last nine games that he’s recorded a hit.

2. Colorado Tony Wolters (concussion) completed a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque and is expected to be reinstated Tuesday, with fellow C Dustin Garneau to be optioned to the Isotopes.

3. Twins 1B Joe Mauer has scored three times during his five-game hitting streak.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Minnesota Twins will win outright at -115 and the game will go over 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Twins 6, Rockies 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
COL TEAM MIN
4.79 RUNS 4.56
4.62 RUNS AGNST 4.65
0.18 DIFF -0.09
$1,207 MONEY $505
4.35 TEAM ERA 4.17
8.85 OFF HITS 8.03
2.64 OFF WALKS 4.09
8.79 OFF Ks 8.18
8.28 DEF HITS 8.29
3.41 DEF WALKS 3.56
7.90 DEF Ks 6.68
INJURIES
COLORADO ROCKIES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Trevor Story SS 15-Day Disabled List
Jairo Diaz P 60-Day Disabled List
Justin Miller P 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Motte P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Chatwood P 15-Day Disabled List
Mark Reynolds P 15-Day Disabled List
Scott Oberg P 60-Day Disabled List
MINNESOTA TWINS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Buddy Boshers P 15-Day Disabled List
Phil Hughes P 60-day Disabled List
Glen Perkins P 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor May P 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Milone P 15-Day Disabled List
Danny Santana OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
COLORADO ROCKIES
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado’s last 11 games
Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Colorado is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado’s last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado’s last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
MINNESOTA TWINS
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 14 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games when playing Colorado
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Colorado’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.8 7 4.7 12
Colorado’s Away Scoring vs Minnesota’s Home Defense 3.9 12 5.3 15
Colorado’s Road ERA vs Minnesota’s Home ERA Allowed 3.2 1 4.7 7
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Colorado’s Overall Defense 4.6 7 4.6 6
Minnesota’s Home Scoring vs Colorado’s Road Defense 4.6 8 3.5 1
Minnesota’s Home ERA vs Colorado’s Road ERA Allowed 4.4 15 3.2 13
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
ROCKIES
Rockies are the second highest scoring team in the league at 4.4 runs per game.
Rockies lead the league in hits with 9.3 per game.
Rockies have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Rockies are the easiest team to score on in the league, giving up 4.7 runs per game.
Rockies have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.5 per game.
Rockies trail the league in K’s with 6.6 per game.
TWINS
Twins are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Twins are second worst in K’s per game with 8.8.
Twins have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Twins have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.8 per game.
Twins are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.8 per game.
Twins trail the league in K’s with 6.1 per game

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