Marlins vs. Rockies - 6/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (32-34) at Miami Marlins (35-32)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Marlins Park)
T Chatwood (8-4) (2.89) vs. W Chen (4-2) (4.68)
The Line: Miami Marlins +104 / Colorado Rockies -114 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins clash early Saturday afternoon at Marlins Park.
The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Rockies have scored 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Colorado Rockies offense scored just one run in Friday’s loss, but they have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 78 hits, Nolan Arenado has 57 RBI and Trevor Story has 17 home runs. Tyler Chatwood gets the ball, and he’s 8-4 with a 2.89 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Chatwood’s second career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Marlins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Miami Marlins offense is also producing at a high clip, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 83 hits, Marcell Ozuna has 37 RBI and Christian Yelich has six home runs. Wei-Yin Chen takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.68 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Chen’s second career game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 6-13 in their last 19 Saturday games and 5-1 in Chatwoods last 6 starts. The Marlins are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 7-3 in Chens last 10 starts. The Rockies are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
The Marlins offense has been just as hot as the Rockies recently, and their pitching staff has been even better. In a toss-up matchup, I'm siding with the home team and the slight plus money with the way both teams are playing at the moment.