Michael Spencer breaks down tonight's Rockies-Astros game and gives you his best bet for the evening.
MICHAEL SPENCER: Hello, everyone and welcome to your CBSN Denver Daily Sportsline, brought to you by BetMGM. It is Tuesday, 4/20, April 20. Glad to have you with us. I am Michael Spencer. You can follow me on Twitter, @MichaelCBS4.
We are coming off a good night last night. What a game between the Nuggets and Grizzlies, a double-overtime thriller. I told you I liked the over in that one. That one cashed easily. I was also on the Kyle Anderson under 12 and 1/2 points as my best bet yesterday. Those are the ones we keep the official score for here on the CBSN Denver Daily Sportsline. I had to sweat that one. Double OT is not good when you're sitting on an under, but he finishes with 11 points, so that cashes. And our best bet streak continues to roll on. We've been pretty good as of late.
Let's hope that continues today. One game on the schedule involving an area team. That is the Colorado Rockies hosting the Astros tonight at Coors Field. They're going to get Luis Garcia going up against John Gray. The Rockies +1 and 1/2 on the run line. Of course, that's where you're pretty much always going to see the run line. And actually, the moneyline here is pretty enticing. If you like the Rockies, it's +105. So you're getting even money. That tells me Rockies not too big of an underdog in this game.
Should be a good match-up between Garcia and Gray. I really like John Gray. I've been watching the strikeout number all morning. It actually opened at 3 and 1/2. It was way juiced to -165. Then it bounced up to 4 and 1/2 at +130. Now it's back down to 3 and 1/2 on the BetMGM app. Still juiced at -165. I like that a lot. I absolutely think John Gray gets at least four strikeouts tonight against the Astros. They don't strikeout a ton. In fact, per game, they have the lowest strikeout record in the major leagues. The only team that has fewer strikeouts than they do is because they've only played 11 games. That would be the New York Mets.
So I really, really like John Gray's strikeout number tonight, but it's a little too juiced for me to give it to you as my best bet. So what I'm going to do, I'm going to go back to the first five under. You can get first five, under six runs total combined for the two teams, at -125. If you're feeling a little risky, you can also get it at five and 1/2 at +100, so that's even money. But I really like the first five under tonight, six runs at Coors Field.
Yes, I know it's Coors Field, but the Astros haven't been scoring runs at all in nine innings as of late. They've lost seven of their last eight. And in those eight games, they're averaging 2.6 runs per game. The Rockies aren't hitting the ball exactly like gangbusters either. They're batting a whopping .221 this season, and they're only averaging five and 1/2 runs per game at home. That's over nine innings, so that's why I really like the first five under six runs tonight for a combined total for both teams, at -125.
That is my best bet for your Tuesday edition of the CBSN Denver Daily Sportsline. We are, as always, brought to you by BetMGM. Remember, place your parlays, props, and futures at the king of sportsbooks. Download the app today.