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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Wednesday April 3, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies +110 / Tampa Bay Rays -132 -- Over/Under: 7
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The Colorado Rockies and Tampa Bay Rays meet Wednesday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rockies have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in four of their six games. The Colorado Rockies have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing three or more runs. David Dahl leads the Rockies with eight hits and three RBI while Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 13 hits and five RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Marquez’s first career game against the Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Rays have allowed two runs in their last three games and two or less runs in their last five games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won seven straight games when allowing less than five runs. Yandy Diaz leads the Rays with seven hits and one RBI while Kevin Kiermaier and Ji-Man Choi have combined for 10 hits and seven RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Morton is 2-2 with a 4.19 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 5-0 in Marquez's last 5 interleague starts and 13-6 in Marquez's last 19 starts. The Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 43-15 in their last 58 home games and 35-16 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series. The Rockies are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Rays last 7 interleague games. The under is 10-3-2 in Marquez's last 15 starts overall.

While it's still early in the season and it's important not to get too high or too low on these small sampan sizes, the Tampa Bay Rays are playing some really good baseball out of the gate and have a pitching staff that's mowing batters down. The Colorado Rockies can't seem to hit outside of Coors Field and are probably just ready to go home with this being their seventh straight road game to start the season. I said before the year started that the Rays were going to be one of those good teams you can get at cheap prices all season due to them not being the sexy team that the public drowns. Here you go.

Tampa Bay Rays -132

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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