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Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros - 7/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Tuesday July 2, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros +105 / Colorado Rockies -125 -- Over/Under: 12.5
TV Channel
ATRM, ATSW
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The Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Houston Astros look fo a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Astros have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 99 hits and 43 RBI while Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel have combined for 168 hits and 66 RBI. Jose Urquidy will make his major league debut when he takes the hill tonight. Urquidy was 15-11 with a 3.00 ERA and 321 strikeouts in his minor league career.

The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Colorado Rockies have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 103 hits and 65 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl have combined for 189 hits and 107 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 8-3 with a 4.29 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. This will be Marquez’s second career game against the Astros.

The Astros are 22-6 in their last 28 games following an off day, 43-18 in their last 61 vs. National League West and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague games, 18-6 in their last 24 interleague home games and 14-3 in Marquezs last 17 home starts. The Astros are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Marquezs last 11 starts overall. The under is 16-4-1 in Astros last 21 interleague road games.

The Houston Astros have the offense to get the job done here and it's going to be scary to see those home run hitters in a park like Coors. Marquez has an ERA of 5.70 with an allowed batting average of .314 at home this season through 53.2 innings. In his last 30 innings overall, Marquez has given up 34 hits and 22 earned runs while walking nine. I have a thing where I don't like backing pitchers making their major league debut, but we're getting plus money with a talented lineup in a friendly park against a pitcher who gets tagged more times than not. Give me the Astros.

Pick:
Houston Astros +105

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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