Colorado Rockies vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Wednesday's Rockies vs. Twins interleague matchup features Austin Gomber for Colorado and Pablo Lopez for the Twins. The game is being played at Target Field in Minneapolis, where the forecast calls for temperatures in the mid to upper 60s and partly cloudy skies.

First pitch for this one is set for 1:10 PM ET, and BSN is carrying the game on TV. The money line odds have the Twins at -248 compared to the Rockies at +204, and the over/under line is currently 8 runs.

Colorado vs. Minnesota Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Rockies at Twins
  • Where: Target Field Minneapolis
  • Date: Wednesday, June 12th
  • Betting Odds MIN -248 | COL +204 O/U 8

Rockies vs Twins Last Game Recap

Colorado picked up a 5-4 road win over the Twins in the most recent game of this series. The Rockies had a huge 6th inning, scoring four of their five runs. As for the Twins, they scored two runs in the 7th and added their final two runs in the 9th.

Ryan McMahon and Ezequiel Tovar each homered for the Rockies, while Byron Buxton went deep for the Twins. McMahon, Tovar, and Buxton were the only three players in the game to homer.

Cal Quantrill pitched well for the Rockies in this one, going six innings and striking out five without giving up a run. He picked up a win in the game, while Tyler Kinley got the save. Caleb Thielbar took the loss for Minnesota out of the bullpen.

Rockies Preview

Colorado is 17.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West with a 24-43 record. They have struggled as favorites this season, still looking for their first win in that role. The Rockies' overall series record this season is 4-15-2.

As underdogs, the Rockies have a 34-33 run line record, including a 19-18 mark on the road. Their games have averaged 9.6 runs, and their over/under record is 34-32. Today's total of 8 runs is lower than usual, as 67.2% of their games have had higher totals.

Colorado is sending left-hander Austin Gomber to the mound today as he faces the Twins on the road. Gomber has made 12 starts this year and has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 3.38. So far, he has turned in five quality starts and is coming off an outing in which he finished with a no-decision, giving up four earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had gone three straight starts without giving up a home run. Gomber's ERA on the road is 4.3 compared to 3.16 at home.

As a team, the Rockies are batting just .245 this season, but they have been one of the top offensive teams in the league in terms of home runs. They are also 8th in the league in team on-base percentage. Overall, they are averaging 4 runs per game, which is 23rd in the league. One area they have been really good is in terms of making contact, as their team strikeout rate is the 25th best in the league.

Over the past seven games, Ezequiel Tovar has gone 9/29 with three home runs and seven RBIs. This has pushed his season batting average to .292. Tovar and Ryan McMahon are tied for the team lead with 11 homers. McMahon is also the Rockies' top run producer, with 35 RBIs this season.

Twins Preview

Minnesota has struggled against the run line this season, posting a 30-37 record. Their games have averaged 8.7 runs per game, but their over/under record is 29-36. When the O/U line is set at 8 runs, they are 4-10-2.

The Twins are looking to bounce back after losing seven of their last ten games. They are nine games behind the Guardians in the AL Central with a 35-32 overall record. Minnesota's series record is 11-8-2, but they have lost two straight series.

Pablo López will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Yankees, as he gets the start for the Twins today. Against the Yankees, he gave up seven earned runs in just four innings of work. Looking back over his last four starts, López has given up at least six earned runs in three of them. The only exception was his outing vs. the Astros, where he gave up just one earned run in seven innings of work. Overall, he is 5-6 with a 5.45 ERA this season. López's WHIP for the season is 1.23, and opponents are batting .254 vs. the right-hander this year.

Heading into today's game, the Twins are averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 14th in the league. They have been a better offense on the road this season, averaging 4.8 runs per game. As a team, the Twins are batting .231, which is 16th in the league, and they have the 9th most home runs in the league. One thing to keep an eye on is their collective batting average on balls in play, as they are currently 18th in the league in this category.

Ryan Jeffers has been the Twins' top power threat this season, as his 12 home runs lead the team and is 10th in the league. Jeffers also leads the team with 36 RBIs. Carlos Santana has also been a solid power threat, as he has 10 homers and is 2nd on the team with 29 RBIs. Over his last seven games, Carlos Correa is hitting .385 with one home run.

Rockies vs. Twins Prediction: Rockies ML +204

Our pick for today's Rockies vs. Twins game is to take the Rockies on the money line at +204. We actually have the Rockies winning this one by a score of 5-4, giving us some nice value on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Austin Gomber going 4 innings and finishing with just 4 K's, which is the third-worst among today's starters. On the Twins side, Pablo Lopez is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is the second-best among today's starters.

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