Baseball OddsThose who bet horses know that some tracks just yield a certain type of race; some places are known for having a fast race, which means a quicker pace will be set. In baseball, Coors Field in Colorado has always been known as a hitter’s ballpark, but on Sunday, it’ll be host to arguably the hottest pitcher in baseball as Justin Verlander and Detroit wrap up a three-game set against the Rockies.

Tigers vs. Rockies Betting – Sunday, 3:10 PM ET

Verlander (8-3, 2.66) almost tossed his second no-hitter of the season, and even though it was broken up in the eighth inning, the Detroit ace still tossed a two-hit complete-game shutout in a 4-0 win over Cleveland at home. Verlander struck out a season-high 12 batters with a single walk, and MLB baseball betting players were five outs away from witnessing his third no-hitter, a feat that only five pitchers have achieved, and four of those made their way to the Hall of Fame. The 28-year-old righty has faced the Rockies once back in 2008 at home, and he gave up a pair of runs on five hits over 5.2 innings of a 7-6 win, taking a no-decision, and Verlander whiffed six with four walks.

The Rockies counter with Aaron Cook (0-1, 3.97), who will make his third start of the season after a 3-1 loss at home against San Diego at home, allowing two runs on five hits over 5.2 innings, and he had the same amount of walks as strikeouts (two). Cook spent the first two months of the season on the disabled list because of a broken finger, so it was probably best that he started the campaign with two starts against San Diego’s anemic offense, but he’ll have his hands full in this matchup. The 32-year-old righty has never faced the Tigers, and he took a no-decision in his first home game of the year, going 5.2 innings and giving up three runs on six hits in a 5-3 win, along with four walks and four strikeouts.

Even those who bet on NFL football picks would be able to guess that the Tigers will be favored in Colorado, where they have dropped three of four, most recently in 2005, and three of those games fell under the posted total. Verlander has been on a roll as of late, allowing two runs or less in his last four starts, and when he is on his game, he’s one of the top five pitchers in baseball. Cook is still shaking the rust off, and the Tigers have been heating up over the last month. Take Detroit away from home in your online sports betting picks on Sunday.


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