Detroit Tigers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/2/14
Colorado Rockies (44-64) at Detroit Tigers (58-47)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Yohan Flande (L) (0-3) (6.077) vs. Rick Porcello (R) (12-5) (3.307)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -205 / Colorado Rockies +190 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-DET
The Colorado Rockies and Detroit Tigers play game two of their three-game series on Saturday.
The Rockies have lost five of their last six games and are 21 games below a .500 record. While the Rockies pitching staff is the reason for their horrible record, their batting lineup has actually been held to three or fewer runs in eight of their last 14 games. Justin Morneau has a six-game hitting streak and Nolan Arenado has an extra-base hit in four straight games. Pitching wise, the Rockies have an ERA of 4.89, which is the worst in baseball. Tyler Matzek gets the ball, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.39 ERA and has 35 strikeouts in 55.1 innings. This is Matzek’s first career game against the Tigers.
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The Tigers also haven’t been too hot, losing five of their last seven games. The struggles have been on both sides of the plate, including their pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. Overall, the Tigers have an ERA of 4.05, which is 23rd in the majors. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera has six hits in his last four games and Ian Kinsler has hit safely in five of his last six games. Starting is Rick Porcello, who is 12-5 with a 3.24 ERA and has 78 strikeouts in 133.1 innings. Porcello is 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 0-4 in Matzeks last 4 road starts and 1-7 in Matzeks last 8 starts overall. The Tigers are 11-4 in Porcellos last 15 home starts and 24-10 in Porcellos last 34 starts overall.
Porcello is just too good to pick against, and the Rockies are flat out horrible. I'd sggest taking the Tigers minus the run to really add value to your bet.