Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (65-50) at Miami Marlins (54-60)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Jeff Hoffman (6-3) (5.03) vs. Justin Nicolino (0-1) (5.31)
The Line: Miami Marlins / Colorado Rockies --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, ATRM
The Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins meet Saturday in MLB action at Marlins Park.
The Colorado Rockies look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored seven runs int heir last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 155 hits and 74 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 274 hits and 149 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 5.03 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. This will be Hoffman’s first career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins also need a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads the Marlins with 134 hits and 24 RBI while Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich have combined for 250 hits and 145 RBI. Justin Nicolino gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.31 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Nicolino’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 6-18 in their last 24 road games and 0-5 in Hoffmans last 5 starts during game 2 of a series. The Marlins are 5-2 in their last 7 home games, 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Rockies are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings and the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
Hoffman has been solid his last two starts, but he's given up three or more earned runs in six of his last nine starts overall. Nicolino hasn't pitched since the end of June and hasn't exactly been great in his career as a Marlin. However, the fish are a different club at home, as they usually hit well and put a lot of pressure on other teams with their offense. In a game that could be a shootout, I'll give the edge to Miami because of the bats.