Marlins visit Colorado Rockies in MLB clash
Miami Marlins vs Colorado Rockies Odds
The Colorado Rockies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Miami Marlins invade Coors Field on Thursday.
Miami puts its faith in starter Ricky Nolasco to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-11. Getting the ball for the Rockies is Alex White, who owns a 2-6 record on the season with a 5.82 ERA.
Sportsbooks had installed the Rockies as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 11 before betting started to move the line.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rockies at No. 8 in the National League and the Marlins at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 2 ranked National League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Rockies have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).
Colorado owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 12-rated defense.
The Marlins were a 9-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Miami looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 9-2 final on Wednesday in support of Mark Buehrle at Marlins Park.
The Rockies were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -116 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 7-6 final on Wednesday in support of Guillermo Moscoso at Coors Field.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Marlins at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Miami is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games at home
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Miami at Colorado, Friday, August 17