Marlins vs. Rockies Sunday Prediction
The Miami Marlins pulled off the upset on Saturday and find themselves underdogs again on Sunday as they take on the Colorado Rockies at 3:10 p.m. ET. Will they pull off another upset at Coors Field?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 24, 2018
3:10 p.m. ET, Coors Field
TV: MIA (FSFL); COL (ATTR)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rockies as a -165 favorite. As of this writing, 69% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockies to beat the Marlins on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Marlins' Smith allows four over four innings in loss to Giants
Caleb Smith allowed four runs over four innings in a no decision against the Giants on Monday. Smith didn't have his best stuff in this one, allowing six hits and two walks over the four innings. Even with the lackluster effort he still sports a respectable 3.91 ERA, and he's struck out 87 hitters in 76 innings. Smith will try to improve those numbers on Sunday, but he'll have to do it while pitching in Coors Field against the Rockies.
Rockies' Marquez works six innings vs. Mets in last start
German Marquez allowed four earned runs, six hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Mets. Marquez threw 62 of his 95 pitches for strikes in the so-so outing, throwing first-pitch strikes to 13 of the 24 batters he faced while also uncorking a wild pitch. He has been a disaster at home, going 1-4 with a 7.45 ERA across eight outings at Coors Field while posting a 3-3 record and respectable 3.07 ERA in seven starts on the road. Opponents are hitting just .214 against him away from home, too.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins have now won 16 of their last 23 games against the Rockies following Saturday's victory.
The under has cashed in eight of the last 10 meetings between these two teams overall, including yesterday when the clubs combined to score just eight runs.
I'm going to roll the dice on the Marlins. They're 5-1 in Smith's last six starts, are 4-1 in his last five road outings and have cashed for bettors in four straight games when Smith faces an opponent with a losing record. The Rockies' run differential over their last seven games is just -1. Thus, I'm not going to lay -165 on the money line with a team that isn't playing its best baseball.
The Pick: Miami Marlins +155