The Miami Marlins will be taking on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. This NL matchup gets underway at 3:10 p.m. ET and fans can catch it on both ATRM and FSFL.
Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies Odds
Vegas has listed Colorado (-170) as the favorite over Miami (+160). Bettors can gamble on the games total with odds sitting at -120 for over 11.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 11.5. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -135 for the Marlins +1.5 runs and +115 for the Rockies -1.5.
The Marlins have gone just 30-47 SU this year and are 39-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.6 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 38-39 SU and 37-39 ATS. The teams lost 0.8 units for moneyline bettors and 1.8 units ATS.
Colorado games have a 38-35-3 over/under record so far in 2018. The Marlins have an over/under record of 40-36.
Southpaw Caleb Smith will get the nod for Miami. Smith (5-6, 4.03 ERA) has racked up 87 strikeouts in 75 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Colorado this year.
The Rockies will turn to righty German Marquez (5-7, 5.20 ERA) to the mound. Marquez has 78 strikeouts and 32 walks to his name, as well as a 1.47 WHIP. Marquez is 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against Miami this year.
Miami’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.80 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.61 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.94, along with a WHIP of 1.35 and a K/9 of 8.44.
The Marlins offense has slashed .238/.306/.360 on its way to 3.6 runs scored per game this season, including 4.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).
Third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro continue to lead Miami’s offense. Anderson is slashing .296/.372/.418 with four home runs, 36 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Castro (.272/.319/.372) has produced three homers, 27 RBIs and 43 runs scored.
For the home team, Colorado’s pitchers have given up 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 4.81, a WHIP of 1.38 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 5.61 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.
The Colorado hitters are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 6.7 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .331/.405/.586 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
Third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon have paced the Rockies’ batters this year. Arenado is slashing .319/.404/.589 with 17 home runs, 53 RBIs and 51 runs scored, while Blackmons line is .283/.362/.486 with 14 homers, 35 RBIs and 59 runs scored.
The Marlins have lost 4.4 units and are 25-30 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 28 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 0.8 units and are 16-13 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs cashed in 12 of those games, compared to 15 that went under the total.
Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – OVER
- The under has cashed in only two of Colorado’s last seven games.
- Miami has posted 23.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 23.6 over its last five.
- The Marlins have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 16 over their last 10.