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Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins - 8/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Saturday August 17, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Miami Marlins +205 / Colorado Rockies -250 -- Over/Under: 12.5
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The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Marlins have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 125 hits and 57 RBI while Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 223 hits and 97 RBI. Hector Noesi gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 8.18 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Noesi’s first career game against the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Rockies have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 143 hits and 65 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have combined for 266 hits and 158 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 11-5 with a 4.75 ERA and 163 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 1-3 with a 5.49 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 25-62 in their last 87 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-6 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series. The Rockies are 4-9 in their last 13 home games, 6-21 in their last 27 during game 2 of a series and 8-3 in Marquez's last 11 home starts. The Marlins are 19-9 in the last 28 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Marquez's last 6 starts overall. The over is 12-2-3 in Marlins last 17 overall.

Noesi has just 11 innings under his belt this season, and he's given up nine hits and 10 runs while walking six batters during that span. Marquez has allowed 48 hits and 31 earned runs in his last 47.2 innings, and he has a 6.45 ERA and .320 allowed batting average at home. Uh, good luck here, folks. This starting pitching matchup is absolutely awful looking at the numbers, and I usually lean toward the over when I have two bad teams and two pitchers who aren't pitching well. This should be a typical high scoring game at Coors. Give me the over. 

Over 12.5

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