Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies 5-17-23 MLB Prediction, Best Pick and Odds

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies 5/17/23 – On Wednesday, the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies will face off at Coors Field for an exciting MLB matchup featuring pitchers Graham Ashcraft of the Reds and Austin Gomber of the Rockies. Both teams have struggled this season but aim to turn their fortunes around by winning this contest. However, the baseball betting picks by the game experts favor the Colorado Rockies to win this game.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies 

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 3:10 PM ET

Location: Coors Field Denver, CO

TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies 5/17/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +108

Spread: +1.5 (-170)

Total: 11 over (-115)


Moneyline: -118

Spread: -1.5 (+150)

Total: 11 under (-105)

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies Analysis

The Cincinnati Reds have produced average offensive production this season, scoring an average of 4.4 runs per game with a team batting average of 0.247, drawing 135 walks, and striking out 380 times. Their defensive play has also been average, posting an earned run average of 5.01 which ranks 26th in MLB, while giving up 51 homers and 209 total runs and boasting a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 2.43 from their pitching staff; yet defensively, they rank 30th for turning balls in play into outs.

Graham Ashcraft will take the mound for the Reds this time out with an overall record of 7-7 and has faced 651 batters in MLB, yielding 157 hits and 50 walks while pitching. Ashcraft currently boasts a career ERA of 4.61 with a WHIP of 1.396 over 148 innings pitched and has amassed 104 strikeouts despite struggling in his recent starts allowing 13 runs in three separate outings. His road performances have been incredibly taxing, giving up seven runs over his last three road starts.

The Colorado Rockies have displayed moderate offensive performance this season, averaging 4.43 runs per game with a batting average of 0.256. They have amassed 36 home runs, amassed 178 runs batted in, and recorded 89 doubles. The Rockies boast a slugging percentage of 0.400 and have been struck out 365 times while amassing 362 base hits. On the pitching side, Colorado currently sports an ERA of 4.71 while giving up 363 hits and 214 runs. Their pitching staff boasts a WHIP of 1.425% and a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 8.10; on defense, they have achieved a fielding percentage of 0.983.

Austin Gomber will serve as starting pitcher for the Rockies. Gomber boasts a 24-23 career record and holds a 4.83 ERA while giving up 381 hits over 384 innings pitched. Gomber has an outstanding strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.39 and has amassed 330 strikeouts. Gomber has proven himself reliable on the mound in his most recent starts. Gomber allowed four runs across his last two home starts against the Reds; however, in one home game against them, he only gave up two.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies Against the Spread

Under is 4-0 in the Reds’ last 4 Wednesday games. Over is 4-0-2 in Ashcrafts last 6 starts vs. a team with a losing record. Over is 4-0-1 in the Reds’ last 5 road games, with the total set at 11.0 or higher. The Reds are 4-0 in Ashcrafts last 4 starts vs. National League West. Reds are 0-4 in their last 4 games, with the total set at 6.5 or lower.

The Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The Rockies are 0-7 in Gomber’s last 7 starts vs. National League Central. The Rockies are 0-5 in Gomber’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 1-7 in Gombers last 8 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. Under is 6-1-2 in Gombers last 9 Wednesday starts.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick

Based on baseball betting stats and pitching matchups, Colorado Rockies hold an edge in this matchup. Their success can be seen through recent wins: four of six overall and six of eight at home. Offensively they have also been productive – producing 17 runs in those last three home games. This bodes well for them against Ashcraft, who has struggled during recent starts. On the other hand, the Reds have experienced inconsistency since winning just two out of their previous six games and five of eight road contests. Although their offense has shown promise – scoring runs in their last three road contests – Gomber has proven his mettle on the mound, particularly at home.

Free Pick: Colorado Rockies -1.5 (+150)