Rockies vs. Brewers - 10/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (72-89) at Colorado Rockies (75-86)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
M Garza (6-8) (4.52) vs. German Marquez (1-1) (6.14)
The Line: Colorado Rockies / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies end their 2016 MLB season Sunday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a feel good win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Brewers have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.10 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 166 hits, Ryan Braun has 91 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 14 home runs. Jimmy Nelson gets the ball, and he’s 8-16 with a 4.62 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. This will be Nelson’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look to finish on a positive note after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies offense has been ice cold recently, and they’ve lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 192 hits, Charlie Blackmon has 80 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 41 home runs. German Marquez takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Marquez’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League Central and 6-2 in their last 8 home games. The Brewers are 19-40 in the last 59 meetings in Colorado.
The Rockies offense is bound to wake up eventually, and it might as well take place at Coors in their last game of the season. The Rockies offense has been consistent all year at home and Nelson is more than hittable. In the last game of the year for both of these clubs, I'm taking the home team that has the far better offense.