The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies meet Thursday in MLB action atCoors Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Miami Marlins Betting Preview
The Miami Marlins have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Marlins have split their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Luis Arraez leads the Marlins with 62 hits and 16 RBI, while Bryan De La Cruz and Jorge Soler have combined for 92 hits and 47 RBI. Braxton Garrett gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.60 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Garrett is 0-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
Colorado Rockies Betting Preview
The Colorado Rockies have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 11 games. The Rockies have won 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Elias Diaz leads the Rockies with 49 hits and 25 RBI, while Kris Bryant and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 93 hits and 35 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 3.88 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games. The Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The under is 5-1-1 in Marlins last 7 overall. The under is 6-2 in Rockies last 8 home games. The Marlins are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Colorado.
The Miami Marlins are the better team and probably should be favored, especially with this recent resurgence offensively. However, it's Coors where things tend to even out with the way he ball jumps out of the park. Also, you can argue Kyle Freeland has been the better pitcher this season over Braxton Garrett. Garrett is still a young pitcher trying to find his footing, and he's allowed 16 runs in his last 21 innings. I'll take a shot with the home dog.