Cleveland Indians vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/30/14
Colorado Rockies (28-25) at Cleveland Indians (24-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Juan Nicasio (R) (5-2) (3.611) vs. Corey Kluber (R) (5-3) (3.096)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -147 / Colorado Rockies +137 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, STO
The Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians will begin a three-game series Friday night at Progressive Field.
The Rockies are just looking to get back on track after losing five of their last seven games. The Rockies team ERA of 4.11 hasn’t been kind this season, but what’s considered the best offense in baseball has produced just three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Rockies are 7-17 when scoring three or less runs this season. Justin Morneau has homered twice in his last 10 games and Wilin Rosario has four RBI in his last two games. Getting the nod is Juan Nicasio, who is 5-2 with a 3.61 ERA and has 37 strikeouts in 57.1 innings. This will be Nicasio’s second career start against the Indians.
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The Indians were just swept by the Chicago White Sox and have lost five of their last six games overall. Much like the Rockies, the Indians are having a hard time putting runs on the board, scoring two or less runs in four straight games. That’s not the norm for a Cleveland squad that’s scored the eighth most runs in all of baseball. In fact, the Indians are 20-6 when scoring more than three runs this season. Michael Brantley has a 14-game hitting streak and Carlos Santana has gotten on base at least once in eight straight games. Getting the nod is Corey Kluber, who is 5-3 with a 3.10 ERA and has 83 strikeouts in 72.2 innings. This will be Kluber’s first career start against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 4-1 in Nicasio's last 5 starts and 1-6 in Nicasio's last 7 road starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Indians are 4-0 in Kluber's last 4 starts and 11-3 in Kluber's last 14 home starts. The Rockies are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland.
Forget trying to pick which team is going to turn things around the quickest. Just take the over. Both teams are more than capable of crushing the ball and the over is 7-0 in Indians last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning record.