Cleveland Guardians vs. Colorado Rockies June 14 Betting Preview

Cleveland Guardians vs. Colorado Rockies June 14 Betting Preview

Tyler Vaysman
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Guardians right fielder Oscar Gonzalez catches a fly ball

Tuesday will start the first of a brief, two-game interleague matchup as the Cleveland Guardians (29-27) take on the Colorado Rockies (27-34). The Rockies will host this one at Coors Field with first pitch scheduled for 8:40 p.m.

After winning their finale against A’s on Sunday, the Guardians have now won four series in a row. In Sunday’s game, they took down Oakland 6-3.

In the victory, Cal Quantrill picked up the win after allowing just one run over six innings of work. Offensively, Amed Rosario went three for four with a run batted in and two runs scored.

While Colorado split their four-game series with the Padres over the weekend, they did win back-to-back games to close the series. In Sunday's finale, they won 4-2 on the road.

Both of these teams enjoyed an off day on Monday heading into this matchup.

Guardians vs. Rockies Betting Odds

The Guardians are the favorites Tuesday despite playing on the road. They are -164 to win while the Rockies moneyline sits at +138. The runline features Colorado +1.5 (-115), and the over/under for total runs is 10.5.

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Pitching Matchup

The Guardians will send ace Shane Bieber to the mound for the opener Tuesday. In 11 games this season, Bieber is 3-3 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and has 68 strikeouts in 65 innings. Bieber took a no-decision in his last outing after throwing 4.1 scoreless innings before a rain delay ended his start prematurely.

The Rockies will counter with 27-year-old righty Antonio Senzatela. This season, he is 2-3 with a 4.83 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, and has just 20 strikeouts in 41 innings of work.

Guardians Look To Finish Soft Part Of Schedule Strong

This is the sixth series in a row that the Guardians have faced a team under .500, and after winning four of the five series thus far, they are looking to finish this stretch out strong. At 29-27 thus far, they sit just three games back in the division, giving them extra motivation to pick up wins.

Against righties this season, Jose Ramirez has been the Guardians’ best hitter. In 150 at bats versus righties, he is hitting .320/.418/.713 with 13 home runs and 46 runs batted in.

Andres Gimenez and Josh Naylor have also performed well against righties. In 27 at bats, Gimenez is hitting .283/.324/.520 with six home runs and 27 runs batted in. In 95 at bats, Naylor is hitting .295/.358/.547 also with six home runs and 27 runs batted in.

Rockies Trying To Move Above .500 At Home

At 27-34, the Rockies currently sit last in the NL West, 10.5 games behind the first-place Dodgers. On Tuesday, they will look to add to their win total and move above .500 at Coors Field, where they are currently 16-16.

C.J. Cron has been the most consistent hitter for Colorado thus far. In 237 at bats, he is hitting .291/.344/.532 with a team-leading 14 home runs, 42 runs batted in, and 35 runs scored.

Charlie Blackmon has also done well hitting .252/.309/.431 with nine home runs and 31 runs batted in.

Against Shane Bieber, Rockies’ hitters have struggled in limited at bats. In fact, in 21 total at bats, Rockies’ hitters collectively have just two hits in their careers.

Guardians Look To Stay Hot

In their last 10 games, the Guardians have been red hot as they have won seven of their last 10. They will look to stay hot and buck a rough trend against the Rockies. In their last eight games at Coors Field, Cleveland is winless.

Still, the Rockies are just 1-5 in their last six home games, so something is going to have to give in this series.

With a rough stretch upcoming against the likes of the Dodgers, Twins, Red Sox, and Yankees, the Guardians would do well to take advantage of facing a struggling team in the Rockies.

With Shane Bieber on the mound Tuesday, they should have a great opportunity at taking the first game on the road.

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