Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies Prediction MLB Picks 4/27/24

Colorado Rockies (7-19) vs Houston Astros (7-19)

Game Info: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 6:05 pm (Estadio Alfredo Harp Helu)

Cal Quantrill (0-2) (4.33) vs Ronel Blanco (2-0) (1.33)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +186 / Houston Astros -205 --- Over/Under: 16.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and the Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action from the Estadio Alfredo Harp Helu. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Ronel Blanco will get the start for the Astros in this game and is 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Blanco’s first career start against the Rockies. Colorado will send Cal Quantrill to the mound here and Quantrill is 0-2 with a 4.33 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. In his career, Quantrill is 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 10 strikeouts against Houston.

Houston Astros Recap

The Houston Astros are in dire need of a reboot after being swept for the second time in three series and going just 1-8 straight up in their last 9 games. The Astros were just swept by the Cubs, averaging 2 runs per game in the three-game set, lost their series with the Nationals and were swept by the Braves before that, being outscored 17-7 in the three games played.

Can Astros Bounce Back in Mexico?

Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 37 hits and a .346 batting average with 6 home runs and 8 doubles while Kyle Tucker has 5 homers with 7 doubles and a team-high 17 RBIs. Yordan Alvarez also has 5 homers with 14 RBIs while Tucker has the Astros’ team lead with 5 stolen bases so far this season.

Houston Astros Team Facts

  • The Astros have lost each of their last five games as favorites.
  • The Astros have covered the run line in each of their last seven day games against NL West opponents.
  • The Astros have led after 7 innings in each of their last seven day games against NL West opponents.
  • The Astros have led after 3 innings in each of their last six day games against NL West opponents.
  • The Astros have led after 5 innings in each of their last seven day games against NL West opponents.

Colorado Rockies Recap

The Colorado Rockies also could use some wins to right the ship, but did well to start the process by earning a series split with the San Diego Padres to start the week after a 10-9 win over the Padres in Thursday’s finale. That bounced back from a series loss to Seattle where the Rockies plated just four runs in the three-game series with the Mariners.

Can Rockies Drum Up Offense South Of The Border?

Ryan McMahon leads the Rockies with 30 hits along with 5 doubles and a team-high 14 RBIs and a .312 batting average while Ezequiel Tovar has 30 hits of his own with 3 home runs, 6 doubles and 12 RBIs. Michael Toglia has a team-high 4 home runs while Nolan Jones has the dubious distinction of leading the Rockies with 36 strikeouts this season. Brenton Doyle leads the Rockies with 7 doubles while adding 30 hits as well and Tovar has 6 doubles as well on the year. Elias Diaz has also contributed 14 RBIs as well this season.

Colorado Rockies Team Facts

  • The Rockies have lost each of their last 10 games following a win.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight Saturday games against AL West opponents.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rockies' last five day games against AL West opponents.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five day games against opponents that held a losing record.

Astros vs. Rockies Prediction

I’m on the over here. I know this is a massive total. But the environment is comparable to Coors Field where the Rockies have had a history of playing better baseball over the last couple of years and we’ve seen in these Mexico City games, the bats come alive in the opener before coming back down to earth in game two. Ronel Blanco is a solid arm, but this is a tough ask of him and even if the Rockies don’t get to Blanco, I think they get to Houston’s shoddy bullpen. Give me the over in this one.

 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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