Houston Astros at Colorado Rockies - 4/21/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Colorado Rockies - 4/21/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies (5-12) vs Houston Astros (7-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)

Austin Gomber (0-2) (3.52) vs Jose Urquidy (0-1) (4.50)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +130 / Houston Astros -141 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros will visit the Colorado Rockies in an interleague matchup on Wednesday afternoon. It will be the finale of a two-game set at Coors field.

Houston lost 6-2 last time out for their 8th loss in 9 games. The bullpen gave up 3 runs in the final 3 frames. From the dish they had just 5 hits and were 1-3 with runners in scoring position. To start the year, the Astros have a .248 team batting average and .724 OPS. Kyle Tucker leads the team with 4 home runs and 11 RBI.

Starting for the Astros will be righty Jose Urquidy. To start the season, he is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 19 strikeouts. His experience against the Rockies is limited, having faced 4 from their current lineup who have gone a combined 2-6 with 2 strikeouts.

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Colorado was able to get the win for the second time in three games Tuesday. Jon Gray got the win after tossing 6.2 strong innings, allowing just 1 run with 6 strikeouts. From the plate they had 7 hits and were 2-8 with runners in scoring position. The Rockies have a .222 batting average and .668 OPS to start the season. Ryan McMahon leads the team with 6 home runs and 10 RBI.

Getting the start for the Rockies on Wednesday will be lefty Austin Gomber. To start the season, he is 0-2 with a 3.52 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 14 strikeouts. This will be the first time he has faced this Astros lineup in his career.

Houston is 2-8 in their last 10 games, 6-4 on the road this season, and 4-8 as the favorite. The over is 10-5-1 in their games.

Colorado is 2-8 in their last 10 games, 5-6 at home this season, and 4-11 as the underdog. The under is 11-5-1 in their games.

Houston is still without Altuve in this one, but has now had the rest of their lineup back after missing several games due to COVID protocol. Despite Gomber’s low ERA, he has walked far too many batters this season. Houston was one of the top offenses this season when healthy and should be able to get back on track here. On the flip side Urquidy has been effective for Houston, with a 4.7 K/BB ratio this season. Give me the Astros to win.

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Joe’s Pick Houston Astros -141

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