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Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros
Date & Time Wednesday August 7, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
Houston Astros -350 / Colorado Rockies +305 O/U: 9
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The Colorado Rockies and the Houston Astros will finish up their quick two-game set on Wednesday.

In the Tuesday matchup, the Astros posted runs in all but two innings in an 11-6 win.

For Wednesday’s game, the Rockies will send out Peter Lambert in the start. Over 52.0 innings and a 2-2 record this year, Lambert has a 5.71 ERA with 40 Ks and 12 BBs.

The Rockies put up eight hits in the loss Tuesday. Only one starter failed to log a hit, but no one had more than one knock.
Over on the Astros’ side, they’re sending out Gerrit Cole on Wednesday. Across 150.2 innings and a 13-5 mark so far, Cole has a 2.87 ERA with 216 Ks and 39 BBs.

Houston managed 13 hits in the Tuesday win. Springer, Brantley, Correa and Gurriel did most of the heavy lifting, each logging two hits.

The Rockies are 7-20 in their last 27 in game two of a series and 0-5 in their last five Wednesday games. Colorado is 1-7 in Lambert’s last eight starts and 1-7 in his last eight on grass.

Meanwhile, the Astros are 53-25 in their last 78 in game two of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games. Houston is 5-1 in Cole’s last six starts with five days’ rest and 23-5 in his last 28 home starts.

Over his last three games, Lambert has put up 16.1 innings with nine earned runs allowed on 21 hits. He hasn’t won any of his last eight starts and is 0-2 in that span.

As for Cole, he’s gone exactly 7.0 innings and allowed exactly one earned run in each of his last four starts, winning all of them. I’m going with Cole to keep it rolling and taking the Astros here.

Houston Astros -350

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