Milwaukee and Colorado play a rubber match Sunday afternoon in Denver. Why would we be interested in betting this match-up of last-place teams?
Brewers-Rockies Sunday Odds
As of early Sunday morning the best line available on Colorado and lefty Chris Rusin was the +100 offered at GT Bets, while Milwaukee and Matt Garza could be found at -103 at Heritage. And most books were listing the total on today's game at 10.5 runs, although there were a few 11's out there, too.
Milwaukee took the opener of this series Friday night 9-5, but Colorado took Saturday's contest 5-1.
The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for the Rockies (29-39), while the Brewers (25-45) have lost seven of their last eight.
Colorado now leads this season series four games to one.
Rusin (2-2, 5.14) is 2/4 on quality starts since joining the Rockies rotation a month ago, but 0 for his last two. Ten days ago he got nicked for six runs in less than six innings against Miami, and last time out he gave up seven runs in four innings against Houston. Colorado is 1-3 in Rusin's starts this season.
This will be Rusin's first start against the Brew Crew since 2013, when he was with the Cubs.
Garza (4-8, 5.07) pieced together back-to-back quality starts earlier this month against Minnesota and Washington, but last time out got clipped for six runs and 13 hits through 6 2/3 innings against Kansas City. Milwaukee is 5-8 in Garza's starts this year, with games going OVER the MLB odds totals 8-4.
Since the beginning of last season Garza has started twice against the Rockies, giving up eight runs and 17 hits through 11 2/3 innings; the Brewers managed to split those two games.
Sunday Free Picks
Milwaukee, at the moment, is just a very bad ball-club. Nobody is going broke this year fading the Brewers. Also, neither starting pitcher inspires much confidence, so we're thinking we might see some runs scored at Coors Field today.