Royals vs Rockies Matchup

Brady Singer will start for the Royals on Sunday, and they are looking to end a three-game losing streak. The Royals are 48-43 this season and they are facing the Rockies, who are 32-57. Colorado is starting Tanner Gordon, and they will be looking to extend their three-game winning streak.

The over/under line for Sunday's interleague matchup is at 10 runs, and the Rockies are the slight underdog on the money line (+133). This one is set to get started at 3:10 PM ET from Coors Field in Denver, and the forecast is clear skies with temperatures in the mid-60s.

Kansas City vs. Colorado Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Royals at Rockies
  • Where: Coors Field Denver
  • Date: Sunday, July 7th
  • Betting Odds KC -156 | COL +133 O/U 10

Royals vs Rockies Last Game Recap

Thanks to a two-run homer from Brenton Doyle and a good outing from Austin Gomber, the Rockies picked up a 3-1 win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Rockies were at +136 on the money line.

Gomber went seven innings for the Rockies, giving up just one run and one hit. He finished the game with three strikeouts but didn't issue a single walk. As for the Royals, they got a good outing from Seth Lugo, who gave up just two earned runs in six innings of work.

Ryan McMahon also had a three-hit game for the Rockies, scoring one run and driving in one. Vinnie Pasquantino had the only RBI for the Royals while going 1/4.

Royals Preview

As the favorite, the Royals have a 24-15 record straight up, but they have dropped three straight games in that role. Overall, Kansas City's series record this season is 13-14-1. The Royals are 3rd in the AL Central, trailing the Guardians by nine games.

This season, the Royals' games have averaged 8 runs, with only 4.4% of their games having an over/under line of 10 runs or higher. Their over/under record is 37-51, and their games have gone under the total 95.6% of the time. The total for today's game is set at 10 runs, and the under has hit in two straight games for Kansas City.

Through 17 starts, Brady Singer has a record of 4-5 and an ERA of 3.05. So far, he has made six quality starts and is averaging 8.49 strikeouts per nine innings. Singer's last outing came on July 2nd, where he took the loss, going five innings and giving up one earned run on three hits. In that start, he gave up a homer. Before that outing, he had gone three straight starts without giving up a homer. Singer has given up at least one homer in four of his last six outings. The right-hander has been much better at home, coming in with an ERA of 2.80 compared to 3.66 on the road.

Currently, the Royals are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 13th in the league. They have been a better offensive team at home this season, averaging 5.2 runs per game. Overall, their batting average is 11th in the league at .245. The Royals have been tough to strike out this season, but they are just 20th in the league in walks.

Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez have been two of the Royals' top power threats this season, as both players have 14 home runs. Witt Jr. comes into the game with a batting average of .320, while Perez is batting .274. Witt Jr. has also been swinging a hot bat of late, as he is currently on a six-game hitting streak.

Rockies Preview

Colorado is currently on a three-game winning streak, and all three wins have come as underdogs. They are 2-0 in the series vs. the Royals and have an overall series record of 4-21-3. The Rockies' average run margin in victories is +2.8, but their run line record is 44-45.

Heading into today's game, the Rockies are 20-26 at home and have a 5-5 record in their last ten games. Their games this season have averaged 9.9 runs, and their over/under record is 44-43. The under has hit in their last five games, and when the O/U line is set at 10 runs, their record is 1-1.

For today's game against the Royals, the Rockies will rely on Tanner Gordon to set the tone. It's his debut for the season and he's looking to put together a strong start in his debut.

Colorado comes into today's game averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 19th in the league. They have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in the MLB. As a team, they are batting .245, which is 11th in the league. The Rockies have been striking out a lot this season, averaging nine strikeouts per game.

Over his last nine games, Brenton Doyle has been on fire for the Rockies, going 13/33 with five homers and 12 RBIs. This has pushed his season average up to .269. Ryan McMahon and Ezequiel Tovar are the Rockies' top home run hitters this season, with 14 and 12 homers, respectively.

Royals vs. Rockies Prediction: Rockies ML +133

With the Rockies at +133 on the money line, there is a lot of value in picking them up to get the win at home. Our predicted score is 5-4 in favor of the Rockies, which has us also staying away from the over/under line, as the line is currently sitting at 10 runs.

Looking at the starting pitcher for the Royals, Brady Singer, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is ninth among starters today. As for the Rockies, they are predicted to finish with eight strikeouts, which is the fourth most in the league today.

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