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Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 7-5-24 Picks

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Kansas City Royals (48-41) vs. Colorado Rockies (30-57)
July 5, 2024 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies +162 / Kansas City Royals -192; Over/Under: +10.5
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The Kansas City Royals and the Colorado Rockies square off Friday in MLB action from Coors Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this Game. Here’s a Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Kansas City Royals will send out Cole Ragans for the start here and Ragans is 5-6 with a 3.33 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. This will be Ragans’ first career start against the Rockies. The Colorado Rockies will send out Kyle Freeland for the start here and Freeland is 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. In his career, Freeland is 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA and 2 strikeouts against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals come into this series looking to bounce back from their series loss to the Tampa Bay Rays after ending up with a 10-8 loss in Thursday’s series finale, snapping Kansas City’s series win streak after knocking off the Guardians and Marlins over the last week and a half.

Royals Looking To Right The Ship In The Rockies

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 113 hits including 14 home runs, 58 RBIs and team-highs of 9 triples and 24 doubles with 22 stolen bases. Salvador Perez also has 14 home runs with 54 RBIs and 16 doubles. Nelson Velazquez also has 61 strikeouts while Maikel Garcia has 5 home runs, 40 RBIs and 21 stolen bases along with 4 triples and 15 doubles this season. Vinnie Pasquantino has 21 doubles with 10 homers and 58 RBIs of his own on the year.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Rockies have lost eight of their last nine games following a win.
  • The Royals have won each of their last four games following a home loss.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in each of their last four games following a home loss.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six games against American League opponents.

Colorado Rockies Recap

The Colorado Rockies come into this set looking to build some momentum after earning a series split with the Milwaukee Brewers thanks to a 4-3 win over the Brewers in Thursday’s series finale. The win snapped a series losing streak for the Rockies which included the White Sox and Astros over the last week and a half.

Rockies Trying To Play Spoiler Already

Ezequiel Tovar leads the Rockies with 97 hits including a team-high 24 doubles with 105 strikeouts as well this season while Ryan McMahon leads the Rockies with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs along with 18 doubles. Brenton Doyle’s added 14 doubles and a team-high 20 stolen bases as well and Elias Diaz has a team-best .305 batting average this season.

Why the Colorado Rockies will win

  • The Royals have lost each of their last six Friday night games against NL West opponents.
  • The Rockies have won five of their last six home games against American League opponents.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven road games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Rockies have covered the run line in six of their last seven home games against American League opponents that held a winning record.

Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

I’m leaning towards the over here. I wanted to take the Royals, but this is a tough Travel spot for the Royals going into Colorado and the Rockies have hit lefties fairly well and the Royals haven’t been the easiest team to back on the road this season. On the flipside, I still don’t trust Kyle Freeland, and there’s still a fair amount of pop in these Royals’ bats that will likely be aided by the thin air at Coors Field. All in all, I think we kick off the series with some post-4th of July fireworks so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 10.5

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