Take Colorado (#961)
My clients and I cashed a 'big dog' bet on the Rockies last night, and we have every reason to think that Colorado is worthy of a wager once again this evening as they continue their series against the Diamondbacks. Let me start with an excerpt from yesterday's write-up, with the numbers adjusted to reflect current realities:
'Arizona was as hot as any team in baseball ' even the Cleveland Indians ' when they won 13 straight games, including two sweeps of the Dodgers and one over the Rockies in Colorado. All streaks eventually come to an end, which happened to Arizona this past weekend when they lost two out of three to San Diego. But the markets don't immediately react; still buoyed by the recent betting attention that squad has gotten, despite the fact that they're not red hot anymore.
'Colorado, on the other hand, is red hot. The Rockies went through a nasty skid; 8-17 over a 25 game span through most of August and into September, resulting in a major betting market adjustment. That was then, this is now! The Rockies have come out of their skid clicking on all cylinders; coming off a four game sweep in LA, now with seven wins in their last eight overall. Bud Black's lineup is hot, pounding out 33 runs on their current five game winning streak.'
Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu, following last night's win:"I think these last couple of wins have been really good for us. We kind of got it handed to us for a week or two but battled back and have won some really close games on the road. We just need to keep it going."
D-backs starter Taijuan Walker has been on a tear, coming off four consecutive strong showings. But Walker has lacked consistency throughout his big league career, and his track record against Colorado isn't particularly good, with current Rockies owning a .280 batting average and .840 OPS against him in more than 100 career at bats. Meanwhile, Colorado starter Jon Gray is 'bet-on' all the way right now, having allowed three runs or less in every start since his first one after the All Star Break. Live dog here! Take the Rockies.