Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros 7-5-23 MLB Analysis, Odds, and Tips

Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros 7/5/23 – Bring on an exciting MLB showdown this evening as the Colorado Rockies meet Houston Astros. Our focus today will be on offensive firepower and starting pitchers of both teams; our matchup features Chase Anderson on the mound for Colorado while J.P. France leads their pitching staff for Houston. Stay tuned for our MLB free picks today to help guide your betting decisions.

Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 2:10 PM ET

Location: Minute Maid Park


Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros 7/5/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +201

Spread: +1.5 (-110)

Total: 9 over (-120)


Moneyline: -221

Spread: -1.5 (-110)

Total:  9 under (+100)

Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros Analysis

The Colorado Rockies come into this matchup boasting an offense with flashes of power and run-scoring ability, boasting a batting average of 0.257 and totaling 380 runs scored. Yet their recent performance could have been better, winning only one out of their last five games, raising questions about their ability to generate consistent offense against a strong opponent such as Houston Astros.

Chase Anderson will lead off for the Rockies, a pitcher who has faced difficulty throughout this season. He currently sports an 0-3 win-loss record with an ERA of 6.5 and WHIP of 1.51, indicating inconsistency on the mound and potential vulnerabilities for Astros hitters to exploit against him in this contest. His performance will ultimately determine the Rockies’ chances for success in this matchup.

Houston Astros come into this matchup boasting a potent offensive lineup that has produced results throughout the season. Boasting a batting average of 0.249 and an impressive total of 401 runs scored, Houston has consistently demonstrated their ability to generate offense. Recently they have seen success winning six out of seven games to maintain momentum heading into this contest.

J.P. France is an invaluable starter for the Astros, possessing an impressive 3-3 record with an ERA of 3.13 and WHIP of 1.21 – showing his ability to keep opposing teams at bay while offering stability to his pitching staff. France provides another reliable starting pitcher who can help derail the Rockies’ offense while giving their lineup a chance at victory.

Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros Against the Spread

Betting trends for this matchup show that the total has gone over in four of Colorado’s last six games, suggesting they can score runs. Conversely, four out of the previous five Astros’ games have seen under in comparison, showing they can limit opponents’ scoring effectively and their home field advantage and strong pitching; five of those Rockies games played against Houston saw totals go under as a result; this indicates a lower-scoring game may be expected thanks to Houston’s advantage in pitching ability and pitching strength – suggesting an anticipated tighter contest overall.

Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros Free Pick

Based on the analysis of team performances and starting pitchers, here are our predicted scores and recommended picks:

Moneyline: Astros -221

We recommend placing a money line bet on the Houston Astros. The Astros have been in excellent form, displaying offensively and on the mound consistently. With their strong starting pitcher and dominant offense, they are favored to secure a victory in this game.

Spread: Astros -1.5 (-110)

Considering the spread, we suggest betting on the Houston Astros (-1.5) at -110. The Astros’ solid performances, coupled with the Rockies’ struggles, indicate a potential for the Astros to win by at least two runs.

Total: 9 under (+100)

We lean towards the under on the total, set at 9. Both teams have shown the ability to score runs, but recent trends suggest a lower-scoring game. A tighter game is expected with the Astros’ strong pitching and the Rockies’ offensive inconsistencies.

Prediction: 2-5 Houston Astros win
As for this MLB matchup between the Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros, Houston holds an edge with their reliable offense and starting pitcher, giving them a significant advantage against Colorado Rockies. Our analysis indicates a final score prediction of Rockies 2 – Astros 5. Taking the odds and team performances, we recommend placing a money line bet on the Astros and considering spread and under total wagers. However, bettors should exercise caution and use sound Canadian MLB betting strategies when placing bets.