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Rockies vs. Marlins - 8/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (57-51) at Colorado Rockies (54-54)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

D Phelps (5-2) (2.65) vs. J De La Rosa (7-7) (5.51)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -145 / Miami Marlins +135 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSFL/RTRM

The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Marlins have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 3.91 and have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Martin Prado leads Miami with 129 hits, Christian Yelich has 59 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has 19 home runs. David Phelps gets the ball, and he’s 5-5 with a 2.65 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Phelps is 1-1 with a 4.79 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

Rockies vs. Marlins - 8/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Rockies look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Rockies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 130 hits, DJ LeMahieu has 39 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 27 home runs. Jorge De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 7-7 with a 5.51 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 7-5 with a 5.17 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in Phelps' last 7 starts. The Rockies are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 57-18 in De La Rosas last 75 home starts. The Marlins are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

The Marlins finally had a day off for the first time in the second half and know they have to get back on track before falling out of that wild card race. Also, Phelps has been pretty solid in a bullpen role, so I see him giving Miami enough to get this team over the hump. Marlins bats should also thrive in Colorado. Give me the fish and the plus money.

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Miami Marlins +135

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