Colorado Rockies vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (57-74) at Colorado Rockies (72-60)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
J Verlander (9-8) (3.90) vs. C Bettis (0-1) (3.79)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -129 / Detroit Tigers +119 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Colorado Rockies meet Wednesday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Detroit Tigers look to play spoiler after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Tigers have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Detroit Tigers have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Justin Upton leads the Tigers with 127 hits and 94 RBI while Nicholas Castellanos and Ian Kinsler have combined for 229 hits and 114 RBI. Justin Verlander gets the ball, and he is 9-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 167 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 2-0 with a 1.99 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 181 hits and 83 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 311 hits and 167 RBI. Chad Bettis gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Bettis’ first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 2-8 in their last 10 Wednesday games, 2-9 in their last 11 road games and 1-9 in Verlanders last 10 road starts. The Rockies are 19-39 in their last 58 interleague home games, 20-7 in Bettis' last 27 home starts and 17-6 in Bettis' last 23 starts. The Tigers are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Colorado and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I know it's dangerous picking the Tigers these days, and the Rockies are deadly at home. However, Verlander has allowed three or less earned runs in nine of his last 10 games and has an ERA of 2.50 in August. Bettis has allowed eight runs in his last 12 innings and is giving up a .290 batting average overall this season. There aren't many times when you should pick the Tigers this season, but with their ace on the mound with the plus money, this may be one of those rare spots.