Baseball Futures Favor Colorado

The Colorado Rockies are favored in Sunday baseball futures as they host the Toronto Blue Jays in the finale of a three-game series.

It is the last game of a seven-game homestand for the Rockies.  It should be an interesting baseball betting matchup with Jesse Litsch scheduled to make his first start of the season for Toronto while Colorado goes with Jeff Francis.

Baseball futures normally favor the Rockies when they are at home and that will be the case on Sunday.  Francis has pitched well this season even though his record is just 1-2.  His ERA is 3.45 and normally he produces a quality start.  Francis gave up just two runs in seven innings in his last start against Houston but didn’t get the win.

This will be the season debut for Litsch who is coming off the disabled list.  He is recovering from Tommy John surgery and the Blue Jays are hoping he is ready to retake his spot in the starting rotation.  Two years ago he was 8-7 with a 4.46 ERA in 20 games. Last season he made just two starts before going on the DL and then he had surgery in June.  This will be his first career start against the Rockies.

Before this series began, the Blue Jays had won six of the last nine against Colorado in baseball futures. The teams didn’t play at all in either of the last two seasons. You have to go back to 2007 for the last time they played before this series and those games were in Toronto.  The last time they met in Colorado was in 2006 when the Rockies swept them in a three-game series.  Two of those three games went under the total in baseball futures.

Toronto has been very capable on the road this season in baseball betting. They have hit a lot of home runs and they have shown the ability to win away from home.  The Blue Jays don’t always get good pitching so they are hoping that Litsch can give them some quality starts.

Colorado has been solid at home and it is because of their pitching. They have gotten excellent pitching this season. If their hitting continues to improve they should make a run at the National League West title.