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Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins - 8/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Friday August 16, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
Colorado Rockies -200 / Miami Marlins +185 O/U: 12.5
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The Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies will match up to kick off their MLB series on Friday.

The Marlins just finished up a series versus the Dodgers. Miami fell 15-1 and 9-1 in the first two games of that set, then on Thursday the Marlins managed a 13-7 win.

For the Friday game, the Marlins will send out Sandy Alcantara for the start. Across his 135.2 innings and a 4-10 record this year, Alcantara has a 4.44 ERA with 99 Ks and 65 BBs.

Over on the Rockies’ side, they played the Diamondbacks this week, Colorado dropped the first pair 8-6 and 9-3 but were able to carve out a win 7-6 to avoid the sweep on Wednesday.

In the matchup Friday, the Rockies will go with Jon Gray in the starting role. Over 142.0 innings and a 10-8 mark this season, Gray has a 4.06 ERA with 143 Ks and 56 walks.

The Marlins are 19-40 in the last 59 in game one of a series and 9-20 in their last 29 Friday games. Miami is 2-5 in Alcantara’s last seven road starts and 2-6 in his last eight overall.

Meanwhile, the Rockies are 4-9 in their last 13 in game one of a series and 2-5 in their last seven after an off day. Colorado is 1-4 in gray’s last five starts and 6-2 in his last eight home starts.

Alcantara has been pretty bumpy lately, but does have two quality starts in his last four outings (five earned in 13.2 innings during those). That said, he’s 0-4 in his last eight starts.

As for Gray, he’s put up seven earned over his last two starts in 9.2 innings but did have a pretty good run of starts going prior to that. I’m going Rockies here.

Colorado Rockies -200

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