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Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies - 3/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins
Date & Time Saturday March 30, 2019, 6:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Marlins Park
Miami, Florida
The Line
Miami Marlins +135 / Colorado Rockies -145 O/U: 7.5
TV Channel
FLA, FSFL
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The Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins will continue their MLB series Saturday at Marlins Park.

Coming into the Friday matchup, David Dahl led the Rockies in hitting after their first game with three hits, two runs and a double. In Game 2 of this set, The Rockies took another win, this time 6-1.

For the Saturday game, the Rockies are sending out lefty Tyler Anderson. In 2018, Anderson put up 176.0 innings with a 4.55 ERA and a 7-9 record alongside 164 strikeouts.

Over on the Marlins’ side, they had three players hit solo homers in Game 1, those guys being Jorge Alfaro, Neil Walker and JT Riddle. On Friday, Curtis Granderson was the only bright spot for Miami with a solo homer.

Pablo Lopez will take the mound for the Marlins Saturday. In 2018, Lopez started 10 games, putting up a 2-4 mark with a 4.14 ERA and 46 strikeouts over 58.2 innings in all.

The Rockies are 11-3 in their last 14 Saturday games and 19-7 in their last 26 versus the NL East. Colorado is 11-5 in their last 16 overall and 7-19 in Anderson’s last 26 starts.

Meanwhile, the Marlins are 11-5 in their last 16 Saturday games and 1-8 in the last nine home games versus a lefty starter. Miami is 0-6 in Lopez’s last six starts and 0-5 in his last five home starts.

The good news about Anderson is that he finished off the season last year pretty strong. He had four straight quality starts to end the year, allowing a total of five earned in 25.2 innings.

As for the Marlins, they’ve got some young talent they’re looking at this season, Lopez included—and Lopez does have a bit of promise if he can put everything together.

Still, if Anderson can start out strong here I don’t see the Rockies losing.

Pick:
Clorado Rockies -145

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