Colorado Rockies at Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/1/14
Colorado Rockies (44-63) at Detroit Tigers (58-46)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Franklin Morales (L) (4-5) (5.356) vs. Justin Verlander (R) (9-9) (4.794)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -215 / Colorado Rockies +200 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-DET
The Colorado Rockies and Detroit Tigers being a three-game interleague series on Friday night.
The Rockies are 4-9 since the All Star break and 20 games below a .500 record. The Rockies pitching staff continues to let them down, which has been the case all year, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. Overall, the Rockies have the worst ERA in baseball at 4.90. Offensively, Justin Morneau has a five-game hitting streak and Charlie Blackmon has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Franklin Morales takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 5.18 ERA and has 68 strikeouts in 97.1 innings. Morales is 0-0 with a 6.43 ERA in six career games against the Tigers.
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The Tigers are 5-9 since the All Star break and 11 games above a .500 record. The Tigers pitching staff and offense just can’t get on the same page, as their pitching rotation has allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 14 games, while the offense has been held to two or less runs in three of their last six games. The Tigers have an ERA of 4.02. Offensively, Torii Hunter has nine RBI in his last 10 games. Starting is Justin Verlander, who is 9-9 with a 4.79 ERA and has 105 strikeouts in 142.2 innings. Verlander is 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 1-4 in Morales' last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 1-5 in Morales' last 6 starts overall. The Tigers are 7-1 in Verlander's last 8 starts vs. National League West and 66-30 in Verlander's last 96 home starts.
You guys know the drill, I don't buy heavy juice with any baseball team. The sport is too unpredictable to turn dwn insane odds, especially given the fact Verlander hasn't been his usual self this year. I'll take the Rockies as a shot in the dark given the value.