Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies Matchup 06/22/18

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The Colorado Rockies are going for their fourth straight win as they play host to the Miami Marlins at Coors Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be shown on both ATRM and FSFL.

Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Colorado (-195) as the favorite over Miami (+182). The total sits at 11 runs and bettors can take the over for -120 and the under for +100. The game’s runline odds stand at -120 for picking the Marlins +1.5 runs and +100 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Marlins are 29-46 SU and have gone 39-36 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.5 units ATS. Miami has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 37-38 SU and 35-39 ATS. They’ve lost 2.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.1 units ATS. Colorado has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.

Rockies games have an over/under record of 37-34-3 so far in 2018. Miami has an over/under record of 39-36.

Wei-Yin Chen will get the nod for Miami. The southpaw Chen (2-3, 5.91 ERA) has racked up 33 punchouts in 45.2 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with three strikeouts and a 1.69 ERA against Colorado this year.

The Rockies are putting the ball in the right hand of Jon Gray (6-7, 5.89 ERA), who’s got 100 strikeouts and 27 walks this season as well as a 1.48 WHIP. Gray hasn’t faced the Marlins yet this year, but he made two starts against them in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record with a 4.63 ERA and nine strikeouts.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 4.85 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.65 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Colorado offense has produced 4.7 runs per contest, including 6.5 per game over its last 10 games and 8.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .324/.393/.574 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon. Arenado is slashing .317/.403/.584 with 16 home runs, 51 RBIs and 50 runs scored, while Blackmon is hitting .281 with 14 homers, 34 RBIs and 58 runs.

In the other dugout, Miami’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.73 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.55 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.91, along with a K-per-9 of 8.42.

Marlins hitters have slashed .237/.306/.358 on their way to 3.5 runs scored per game this year, including 4.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro continue to lead Miami’s offense. Anderson is slashing .299/.377/.426 with four home runs, 36 RBIs and 41 runs scored. Castro is slashing .272/.319/.376 with three homers, 27 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

The Marlins have lost 3.4 units and are 25-29 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 27 of those games, as opposed to 27 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 2.8 units and are 14-13 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in 11 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under.

Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • Miami has tallied 17 extra-base hits over its last five games. Colorado has 24 XBH over its last five.
  • The Marlins have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.
  • Colorado has averaged 26.5 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 30.8 over its last five.
  • The Marlins have lost three of their last four games SU.