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New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies at New York Yankees
Date & Time Friday July 19, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies +187 / New York Yankees -225 -- Over/Under: 11
TV Channel
ATRM, WPIX
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The Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees meet Friday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium.

The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Colorado Rockies have lost three of their last four games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 112 hits and 71 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 207 hits and 114 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 7.39 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Freeland’s first career game against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Yankees have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last five games. The New York Yankees have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 119 hits and 65 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit have combined for 180 hits and 102 RBI. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 4.93 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Happ is 4-0 with a 3.20 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League East, 1-4 in Freeland's last 5 road starts and 21-10 in Freeland's last 31 starts. The Yankees are 38-15 in their last 53 during game 1 of a series, 107-49 in their last 156 home games and 11-4 in Happ's last 15 starts. The Rockies are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in New York and the over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in New York. The under is 5-2-1 in Happ's last 8 starts overall. The over is 7-0 in Freeland's last 7 starts overall.

Freeland has had issues all season long, and that includes allowing 34 earned runs in his last 29.2 innings and 11 homers during that span. Getting out of Coors will help a little, but it doesn't change much playing in this small Yankee Stadium with a ridiculously talented lineup to face. Happ has an ERA of nearly six at home this season, but he's showing signs of possibly turning the corner, allowing eight hits and three runs in his last 10.2 innings. Either way, the Yanks are rolling right now and are a team I'm not trying to step in front of. I'll back the Yankees and the RL to avoid a crazy ML price.

Pick:
New York Yankees -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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