Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (28-34) at Houston Astros (36-28)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
C Rusin (2-1) (3.38) vs. Vincent Velasquez (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Houston Astros -155 / Colorado Rockies +145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros will be looking for back to back wins when the Colorado Rockies take the field at Minute Maid Park.
The Colorado Rockies are trying to make a run to get themselves back in the National League West conversation but that didn’t happen Monday in a 6-3 defeat at Minute Maid Park to saddle the team with losses in five of six. Starter Chad Bettis was tagged for five runs on seven hits including a pair of homers over five frames to absorb the loss. The bats totaled five hits and walked twice with Nick Hundley going 2-3 with a run and an RBI but the offense never got going. Left hander Christopher Rusin will be on the bump to oppose the Astros for the first time. Rusin looks to bounce back from a 6-0 loss at Miami where he allowed all six runs allowed on eleven hits in 5.1 frames.
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The Houston Astros look to erase the memory of their seven game slump over the past two weeks and might be on their way with wins in three of four after Monday’s series opening victory. Starter Dallas Keuchel picked up the win with all three runs plated on four hits and a pair of free passes through 6.2 innings of work. Colby Rasmus paced a nine hit attack with a homer and three RBI’s while George Springer was 3-4 with a pair of homers and three runs. Rookie Vincent Velasquez makes his second start against visiting Colorado on Tuesday. Velasquez lost his debut by a 4-1 count at the White Sox (ND) with five scoreless innings.
Colorado are 14-44 in their last 58 interleague games and are 21-55 in their last 76 road games. Houston are 2-8 in their last 10 overall and the under is 9-3 in their last 12 interleague home games while the Astros are 13-5 in their last 18 home games. The over is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings and the Rockies are 12-30 in the last 42 meetings in Houston. I think the Astros have the advantage in most areas so we’ll see how that pans out…