Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros - 6/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (37-28) at Colorado Rockies (28-35)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
B Oberholtzer (1-1) (2.25) vs. K Kendrick (2-8) (5.87)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -115 / Houston Astros +105 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros leave Minute Maid Park to battle the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday.
The Houston Astros are trying to follow a seven game skid with a hot streak to stay atop the American League West. It’s been so far, so good with the Astros winning four of five after an 8-5 win versus Colorado Tuesday. The offense carried the day with rookie starter Vincent Valasquez getting hit hard for all five runs on seven hits and seven K’s over 4.2 frames before four relievers held the dangerous Rockies off the scoreboard. The Stros hammered out eleven hits and walked four times with Luis Valbuena hitting two bombs and driving in four with Hank Conger going deep and driving in two. Brett Oberholtzer gets the call to the mound in his first career meeting against the Rockies. Oberholtzer is coming off of a 10-0 rout of the Mariners where he tossed a three hitter over eight frames.
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The Colorado Rockies have been in a week long slide which has dropped them further down the standings in the National League West. The Rockies could not turn things around in Tuesday’s 8-5 loss at Houston where the pitching struggled. Starter Christopher Rusin was charged with seven runs on nine hits including a pair of homers to fall to 2-2. The Rockies totaled nine hits and walked four times with Carlos Gonzalez smacking a two run bomb while Michael McKenry and DJ LeMathieu driving in runs and also scoring. The Rockies turn to Kyle Kendrick for Wednesday’s start versus the visiting Astros. Kendrick has thrown the ball well the last two times out with a combined four runs given up on 12 hits and three BB over 13.2 innings.
Houston are 3-8 in their last 11 overall and are 105-214 in their last 319 road games. Colorado are 14-45 in their last 59 interleague games and are 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 interleague home games. The over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Colorado and Houston are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Colorado. Not a real strong feel for this so I’ll back the Stros at better odds…