15* Interleague Tuesday Undervalued Underdog on Oakland A's +108
Oakland vs. Colorado,
06/12/2012 20:40 EDT,
Score: 8 - 5
Money Line: +108 Oakland
The Oakland A's should not be an underdog to the Colorado Rockies tonight considering the huge edge they have on the mound in this one. I'll side with Bartolo Colon and the A's over Jeremy Guthrie and the Rockies in Game 1 of this series Tuesday night.
Colon has been at his best on the road, going 4-2 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.091 WHIP in eight starts away from home. He pitched eight shutout innings in his last start against the Texas Rangers, who feature one of the most potent line-ups in baseball.
Guthrie has been one of the worst starters in the league in 2012. The washed-up right-hander is 3-4 with a 6.35 ERA and 1.726 WHIP in nine starts this season. He's 1-2 with an 8.87 ERA and 1.843 WHIP in four starts inside hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Colorado is 1-10 after allowing 8 runs or more this season. Oakland is 10-3 after having lost 3 of their last 4 games this season. Colon is 17-4 in road games in an interleague game since 1997. Colon is 13-1 in road games vs. NL teams scoring 4.8 or more runs/game on the season since 1997. Take the A's Tuesday.