Marlins vs. Rockies Prediction
The host Colorado Rockies crushed the Miami Marlins last night for their second straight win in the series and third consecutive victory overall. Will Colorado complete the sweep as favorites this afternoon?
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Coors Field at 3:10PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-RM
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rockies are a -161 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +151 underdog, while the total is set at 13.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 72 percent of public bets are coming in on host Colorado. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Noesi hit hard in loss
Miami fell by a count of 11-4 Saturday night at Colorado to drop to 45-77 overall and 20-38 on the road. Garrett Cooper helped pace the Marlins offense as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Jon Berti finished 1-for-4 with a solo homer plus a walk. Jorge Alfaro recorded two hits in four at-bats. Hector Noesi took the loss as he surrendered six earned runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out two and walking three. Jordan Yamamoto draws the start this afternoon as he enters with a 4-4 record, 4.57 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 57 strikeouts over 59 innings pitched.
McMahon homers twice to lead way
Colorado secured an 11-3 home victory Saturday night over Miami to improve to 56-67 overall and 32-29 at home. Ryan McMahon led the Rockies offense as he ended the contest 2-for-4 with two solo home runs. Ian Desmond was 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored. Charlie Blackmon finished 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two walks, three runs and two RBIs. Trevor Story went 3-for-3 with a homer, two walks, two runs and three RBIs. German Marquez picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over five innings. Peter Lambert gets the call this afternoon as he comes in with a 2-3 record, 6.75 ERA and 1.60 WHIP with 42 strikeouts over 60 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 1-4 in the last five Yamamoto starts. Miami is 1-6 in its last seven Sunday games.
The Rockies are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games. Colorado is 1-9 in the last 10 Lambert starts.
Yamamoto has struggled in some tough matchups after his blazing MLB start and it isn't likely to get easier here. The good news is Lambert has stunk much of his rookie campaign and Miami should get to him here. With Yamamoto having good outlier numbers still and the Rockies being inconsistent all season, I'm going to take a shot on Miami busting out the big bats in the thin air and stealing one before it leaves town.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI MARLINS +151