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Colorado Rockies vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Friday May 31, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +220 / Colorado Rockies -250 -- Over/Under: 11.5
TV Channel
ATRM
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 15 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 52 hits and 23 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 89 hits and 50 RBI. Edwin Jackson gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Jackson is 2-4 with a 9.63 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Rockies have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 74 hits and 47 RBI while Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 124 hits and 66 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 3.56 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. This will be Marquez’s first career game against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games, 2-5 in their last 7 interleague games and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series. The Rockies are 6-1 in their last 7 interleague home games, 5-0 in Marquez's last 5 home starts and 4-1 in Marquez's last 5 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Colorado and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Marquez's last 5 starts overall. The over is 20-8 in Blue Jays last 28 interleague games.

Jackson has been horrible through three starts, allowing 20 hits and 14 earned runs in 14 innings, and now he's going on the road in one of the tougher stadiums to pitch in. Marquez has been one of the bst pitchers this season for the Rockies, and while his numbers aren't pretty when pitching at home, he has allowed just 10 hits and four runs in his last 14.1 innings while striking out 11. The Toronto Blue Jays are also a team falling apart by the day, while the Rockies offense continues to show up and find ways to win. I'll take the Rockies. 

Pick:
Colorado Rockies -1.5

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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