The Colorado Rockies and the Houston Astros will meet for game 3 of their series tonight. Up to date odds for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Rockies did sweep the Astros in a doubleheader on Monday, but still have struggled mightily this season. They are just 11-14 at home this season and are 13 games back in the NL West. The pitching for the Rockies as a team has been pretty bad all season and they will send the mediocre Christian Friedrich to the mound tonight. He has a 5.09 ERA in just 26 innings of work even though he has managed to win 2 of his 3 starts thus far.
The Astros have stumbled a bit after rising all the way up to within one game of .500 earlier in the year. The Astros are 6 games back in the NL Central race as of today. Their pitching has been better than expected this year and a big reason for that is Lucas Harrell who gets the start tonight. Harrell has won his last two starts and comes into this game with a solid 3.72 ERA in 58 innings of work.
Colorado is 7-17 in their last 24 games overall, 2-5 in their last seven games as a home favorite, and 3-9 following a win. Houston is 4-1 in their last five games against a left handed starter, 15-48 in their last 63 road games, and 1-5 in Harrell’s last six road starts. Houston has lost their last five games in Colorado.
We do not like the pitching matchups in this one and after a day off yesterday we could see both offenses thriving. We like the over in this one in a big way at online sports books.