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Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Moneyline Pick

Time: 8:10 PM EST Saturday August 23, 2014 ROOT

Location: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

The Colorado Rockies host the Miami Marlins in a National League match up.

In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3-game series yesterday the Marlins beat the Rockies 13-5.

In yesterday’s game the Marlins’ offense was clicking banging out 16 hits and scoring 13 runs.

The Marlins are 4-1 against the Rockies this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Rockies are 5-2 in Jordan Lyles’ last 7 home starts.

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 4-0-2.

The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Rockies in Colorado.

Pitching Match Up

Miami: Tom Koehler (9-9, 3.82 ERA)
Colorado: Jordan Lyles (6-1, 4.01 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Rockies -110 / Marlins +100
Run Line: Rockies -1.5 +165
Total Line: Under 10.5 -110

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Miami Marlins: 64-63 SU / O/U 69-50 / Run Line W/L 65-62
Colorado Rockies: 50-77 SU / O/U 64-52 / Run Line W/L 64-63

Key Betting Trends

• MIA is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• MIA is 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
• MIA has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
• COL is 16-42 in their last 58 overall.
• COL is 7-27 in their last 34 vs. a team with a winning record.
• COL has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.

Key Player Injuries

MARLINS

Carter Capps Right elbow sprain on 60-day DL(5/26)
Derek Dietrich Strained right wrist on 15-day DL(7/2)
Jose Fernandez Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(5/10)
Rafael Furcal Left hamstring surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(6/22)
Kevin Gregg Right elbow surgery – out for season on 15-day DL(7/14)
Dan Jennings Concussion on 15-day DL(8/8

ROCKIES

Brett Anderson Lower back surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(8/6)
Christian Bergman Fractured left thumb – out 6-8 weeks on 60-day DL(6/21)
Jhoulys Chacin Right shoulder inflammation on 60-day DL(6/29)
Tyler Chatwood Right elbow tightness on 60-day DL(4/30)
Carlos Gonzalez Left knee patella tendinitis on 15-day DL(8/9)
Tommy Kahnle Right shoulder inflammation on 15-day DL(8/13)
Justin Morneau Neck day-to-day(8/16)
Troy Tulowitzki Left hip surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(7/20)

Moneyline Pick:

The Marlins have won 4 of 5 in this series in 2014 and there is no reason to think that their success over Colorado will not continue tonight. Rockies’ starter Jordan Lyles has been good at home this season with a 4-1 mark at home with an adequate for Colorado ERA of 4.50 on the season, but he’s really struggled in his last 4 at Coors going 1-1 with an 8.35 ERA. He’s coming off of one of his poorer outing of the season allowing 5 runs over 5 innnigs to the Reds and hasn’t looked good since returning from the DL.

Take the Miami Marlins +104‏

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