Rockies vs Marlins Prediction - MLB Picks 7/21/23

Miami Marlins (53-45) vs Colorado Rockies (37-59)

Game Info: Friday, July 21, 2023 at 6:40 pm (loanDepot park)

Braxton Garrett (5-2) (3.90) vs Peter Lambert (1-1) (6.29)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins / Colorado Rockies --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies will play the Miami Marlins in Game 1 of their series on Friday night at loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida. 

Rockies Preview

The Colorado Rockies are 37-59 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Colorado is coming off of a series split with the Astros, where they won one game and lost one game. The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.62 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, and a .282 opponent batting average this season. The Rockies offense has scored 416 runs with a .251 batting average and a .312 on base percentage. Ryan McMahon is batting .254 with 15 home runs and 46 RBI’s for the Rockies. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Peter Lambert, who is 1-1 with a 6.29 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP over 34.1 innings pitched this year. 

Marlins Preview

The Miami Marlins are 53-45 this season and they have lost six games in a row. Miami is coming off of a series loss to the Cardinals, where they lost all three games and were out scored by a total of 17-10. The Miami pitching staff has a 4.11 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average. The Marlins offense has scored 407 runs with a .265 batting average and a .323 on base percentage this year. Luis Arraez is batting .376 with three home runs and 46 RBI’s for the Marlins. The projected starting pitcher for Miami is Braxton Garrett, who is 5-2 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 97.0 innings pitched this season.

Trends

Miami is 0-6 in their last 6 games and 6-0 in Garrett’s last 6 starts with five days of rest. The over is 4-0 in Garrett’s last 4 home starts and the over is 8-1-1 in Miami’s last 10 game one’s of a series. The under is 4-0 in Colorado’s last 4 road games against a left handed starting pitcher. 

Pick

The Rockies come into this game with the worst record in the National League and they are 14-33 on the road. Miami has struggled in recent games and they have lost six games in a row. The Marlins are starting Braxton Garrett, who has allowed 10 earned runs over his last three starts (15.1 IP). Colorado is starting Peter Lambert, who will work as an opener. Lambert has allowed five earned runs over his last seven innings of work. I think this is a great chance for the Marlins to get back on track and I like them to win by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Marlins -1.5

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