Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (32-36) at Miami Marlins (37-32)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J De La Rosa (3-4) (7.61) vs. Justin Nicolino (2-4) (5.17)
The Line: Miami Marlins -105 / Colorado Rockies -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTRM, FSFL
Coming up on Monday evening from Marlins Park, the Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins will be finishing up their weekend series.
This will be the final installment in a four-game set. The Marlins took the first two games by a combined 14-7 score, and on Sunday Miami completed the sweep with a 3-0 shutout. The Marlins out-hit Colorado 8-2 in that one.
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For Monday’s game, the Rockies will be bringing out lefty Jorge De La Rosa. Over his 10 appearances (seven starts) and 3-4 record this year, De La Rosa has managed a 7.61 ERA with a 1.69 WHIP in 36.2 innings. On Tuesday against the Yankees, De La Rosa put up five shutout innings on three hits for a victory.
At the plate, it’s pretty easy to pick out the stars in Colorado. Carlos Gonzalez has 81 hits with 15 homers, 37 RBI and 46 runs. Nolan Arenado boasts a team-high 20 homers with 75 hits, 48 runs and 57 RBI. Trevor Story is also playing well this year overall with 17 homers, 45 RBI, 39 runs and 70 hits. Story came up empty 0-for-4 on Sunday.
The Marlins are scheduled to be trotting out lefty Justin Nicolino in Monday’s game. In his 10 starts and 2-4 record this year, Nicolino has put up a 5.17 ERA with a 1.54 WHIP in 55.2 innings of work. In his last start against the Padres, Nicolino gave up five runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings for a loss.
The Miami batting order is a pretty stout crew overall. Martin Prado leads the way with 84 hits, 31 runs and 22 RBI. Marcel Ozuna has managed 82 hits with 42 runs, 13 homers and 41 RBI. Ozuna blasted a three-run homer on Sunday. Christian Yelich is sitting on 73 hits with 32 runs and 35 RBI thus far.
The Rockies are 1-5 in their last six Monday games, and 5-12 in their last 17 road games Colorado is also 1-4 in Bettis’ last five Monday starts, and 4-0 in Bettis’ last four starts against the National League East.
As for the Marlins, they’re 5-0 in their last five game fours, and 7-1 in their last eight Monday games. Miami is also 2-6 in Nicolino’s last eight starts, and 5-1 in Nicolino’s last six starts against a team with a losing record.
I have to stick with the Marlins here, as I’m not too thrilled with the Colorado pitching these days. Give me Miami for the win.