Reds vs. Rockies MLB Preview: Starting Lineups, Odds, Weather & Stats (6/5/24)

Written By Editorial Team on June 5, 2024
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The Cincinnati Reds are set to play against the Colorado Rockies at 3:10 p.m. ET on June 5 at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The Reds are currently favored in this matchup, with moneyline odds set at -136. This game will be played under a clear sky with a forecasted high of 77°F.

Reds vs Rockies pregame odds for 6/5

Major Ohio Sportsbooks have the Reds slated as road favorites, with the run line set at 1.5. Current MLB odds the Reds at -136, while the Rockies are +116 underdogs. The over/under for the game is 11.0 points, signaling that oddsmakers anticipate a high-scoring game.

  • Bet365: Reds -130, over/under 11.5
  • BetMGM: Reds -135, over/under 11
  • FanDuel: Reds -136, over/under 11.5
  • BetRivers: Reds -129, over/under 11.5

Odds are subject to change for Reds vs. Rockies

Reds vs. Rockies projected starting lineups

Reds starting lineup

  1. CF TJ Friedl (L)
  2. SS Elly De La Cruz (S)
  3. 3B Jeimer Candelario (S)
  4. 1B Spencer Steer (R)
  5. RF Jake Fraley (L)
  6. C Tyler Stephenson (R)
  7. LF Jacob Hurtubise (L)
  8. 2B Jonathan India (R)
  9. DH Will Benson (L)

Rockies starting lineup

  1. DH Charlie Blackmon (L)
  2. SS Ezequiel Tovar (R)
  3. 3B Ryan McMahon (L)
  4. C Elias Díaz (R)
  5. RF Kris Bryant (R)
  6. 2B Brendan Rodgers (R)
  7. CF Brenton Doyle (R)
  8. 1B Elehuris Montero (R)
  9. LF Sean Bouchard (R)
(CIN) Graham Ashcraft (R)4-34.761.4517.57.8
(COL) Dakota Hudson (R)2-75.021.4811.811.0

Reds vs. Rockies injuries

Reds: Emilio Pagán (RP) out with right triceps tightness, Ian Gibaut (RP) out with right forearm strain, Matt McLain (SS) out after left shoulder surgery, Noelvi Marte (SS) out on suspension, Brandon Williamson (SP) out with left shoulder strain.

Rockies: Daniel Bard (RP) out for the season with flexor tendon surgery, Kris Bryant (1B) questionable with back soreness, Germán Márquez (SP), Antonio Senzatela (SP), and Kyle Freeland (SP) out with elbow injuries. 

Reds vs Rockies Team Stats

The Reds, with a 27-33 record, stand at last place in the NL Central Division despite winning 7 of their last 10 games. Their performance is highlighted by an impressive 88 stolen bases and a solid pitching group that has accumulated 496 strikeouts. On the other hand, the Rockies — positioned at the bottom of the NL West with a 21-38 record — have struggled this season, especially on the mound with a team ERA of 5.31.

  • Runs per game: Reds 4.2, Rockies 4.1
  • Team average: Reds .224, Rockies .247
  • Team home runs: Reds 56, Rockies 50
  • Team Stolen bases: Reds 88, Rockies 31
  • Team ERA: Reds 3.92, Rockies 5.31
  • Team pitching strikeouts: Reds 496, Rockies 380

With the Reds showing a dominant performance in their last game against the Rockies — boasting a .439 batting average and securing 13 runs — MLB Betting Odds lean towards the Reds. However, playing at Coors Field, the Rockies look to leverage their home advantage and reverse their recent losing streak.

Player Stats for Reds vs. Rockies

The Reds duo of Spencer Steer and Elly De La Cruz will be pivotal to the Reds offensive attack in this matchup, as evidenced by season long metrics. The Rockies counter with Ezequiel Tovar and Ryan McMahon, who have put up strong numbers themselves. Recent news highlights Will Benson’s performance and Noelvi Marte’s upcoming return for the Reds, adding intrigue to the MLB Betting Odds for this Reds vs Rockies game.

Reds Stat Leaders

The Cincinnati Reds show promising stats with Spencer Steer and Elly De La Cruz leading the charge. Their performance could be pivotal at Coors Field, Denver. Here are the top statistical leaders for the Reds on the 2024 season:

  • AVG Leader: Spencer Steer .243
  • HR Leader: Elly De La Cruz 9
  • RBI Leader: Spencer Steer 37
  • Runs Leader: Elly De La Cruz 38
  • SB Leader: Elly De La Cruz 32

Rockies Stat Leaders

On the Rockies side, Ryan McMahon leads the team in home runs and RBIs and Ezequiel Tovar leads the team in batting average. If either one has a good night, it could spell trouble for the Reds. Here are the Rockies’ top offensive performers on the season:

  • AVG Leader: Ezequiel Tovar .295
  • HR Leader: Ryan McMahon 10
  • RBI Leader: Ryan McMahon 34
  • Runs Leader: Brenton Doyle 36
  • SB Leader: Brenton Doyle 14
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