Los Angeles Angels (17-27) at Colorado Rockies (20-23)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Griffin Canning (0-3) (4.54) vs. German Marquez (2-5) (4.58)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -135 / Los Angeles Angels +115 --- Over/Under: 12.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Angels have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Angels have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 45 hits and 13 RBI while Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon have combined for 86 hits and 64 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 4.54 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Canning’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rockies have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 53 hits and 30 RBI while Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado have combined for 91 hits and 47 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 4.58 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Marquez’s first career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 15-36 in their last 51 road games, 17-43 in their last 60 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 interleague games. The Rockies are 3-9 in their last 12 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The over is 6-0-1 in Angels last 7 road games. The over is 7-2 in Rockies last 9 home games. The Angels are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Colorado and 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
Griffin Canning has allowed 17 earned runs and 35 hits in his last 35 innings while German Marquez has allowed 26 earned runs and 50 hits in his last 53.1 innings. Not the best pitching matchup in the world, but I have more confidence in Marquez at Coors than I do Canning who has had issues without pitching in this crazy park. It also feels like the Rockies are due for a breakout victory given their struggles. Give me the home team and the reasonable price.