Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins Betting Preview

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The Miami Marlins are set to square off against the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park. This NL matchup begins at 7:10 p.m. ET and you can watch the game on either ATRM or FSFL.

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins Odds

Colorado (-145) is favored over Miami (+135) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds coming in at Rockies -1.5 runs (+100) and Marlins 1.5 runs (-120).

The Rockies have gone 15-12 SU this year and are 14-12 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline in this young season and 2.1 units ATS. The Marlins, on the other hand, are 7-18 SU and 10-14 ATS. They’ve lost 2.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.7 units ATS.

Miami games have an over/under record of 13-11 so far in 2018. The Rockies have an over/under record of 12-12-2.

German Marquez will get the nod for the Rockies. The right-handed Marquez is 1-2 with a 6.14 ERA and 21 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Marlins this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 10.38 ERA and four strikeouts across four and one-third innings).

The Marlins will send lefty Caleb Smith (0-3, 5.82 ERA) to the mound. Smith has 32 strikeouts and 15 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.52. Smith did not record a start against the Rockies in 2017.

As a unit, Miami’s pitching staff has given up 5.5 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 4.75, a WHIP of 1.38 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 5.57 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.

The Miami hitters are putting up 3.2 runs per outing, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .218/.304/.335 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Justin Bour has helped lead the Marlins offense this year with four home runs, 13 RBIs and eight runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.41 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.90, along with a K/9 of 9.53.

The Rockies offense has slashed .231/.308/.393 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Colorado’s offense has been paced by Nolan Arenado, who is slashing .329/.429/.566 with four home runs, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored. He enjoyed hitting against lefty pitching on the road last season, putting up a slash line of .408/.477/.803 across 86 such plate appearances (his overall season line was .309/.373/.586).

The Rockies are looking for another victory after a 1-0 win in the prior game of the series.

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of Miami’s last seven games.
  • Each team has hit nine home runs over its last 10 games.
  • Colorado has recorded 21 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 24 over its last five.