The Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies will continue their series on Tuesday night. The Marlins continue to swing from hot to cold and back.
The Rockies took a 5-3 win over the Marlins on Monday, handing them their third loss in their past four games. That comes on the heels of a four-game winning streak by the Marlins.
Will the Marlins’ momentum u-turn again on Tuesday, or are the Rockies the better option for your MLB picks?
Marlins Offense Struggling
The Marlins haven’t been able to find much success with their offense of late, scoring a combined 12 runs over their last four games. That’s not horrible, but it’s not good enough – especially when the team has an opportunity for more.
They are leaving 3.5 runners in scoring position per game and that’s climbed to 3.67 over their last three outings (17th in the majors).
“We had the right guys up at the right times. We just didn’t cash in,” manager Skip Schumaker pointed out after losing to the Rockies on Monday.
Those who bet online will hope the Marlins cash in with these opportunities more going forward.
Rockies Bounce Back
The Rockies got swept in their previous series against the Texas Rangers, losing by a combined score of 31-10. They were a big dog on the MLB odds in each contest and proved oddsmakers right.
This team hasn’t hit well or pitched well of late. That’s why Monday’s result in the sportsbook was so surprising. Pitching led the way as the team gave up just three runs. That’s a big change from the 10.3 the pitching staff allowed in the three previous contests.
Eury Perez (1-0, 2.79 ERA) vs. Austin Gomber (3-4, 6.70)
Eury Perez will be stepping up onto the mound for Miami on Tuesday. This will be the rookie’s third start of his career in the majors after getting his first official win last week.
It was a five-inning showing where he only allowed one run. MLB betting has seen good things from him overall, posting a 2.79 ERA.
Meanwhile, Austin Gomber gets the start for Colorado. He is 3-4 with a lousy 6.70 ERA and has really struggled at home. In 23.2 innings at Coors Field, Gomber has surrendered 23 runs, which adds up to an ugly 8.75 ERA.
Marlins vs Rockies Head-to Head
The Rockies have been dominant against Miami when playing the host. Over the past three seasons, the Rockies have won six of seven games against the Marlins at Coors Field.
Marlins vs Rockies Game Information
- Game: Marlins (24-24) vs Rockies (20-28)
- Location:Coors Field, Denver, CO
- Day/Time: Tuesday, May 23, 8:40 p.m. ET
- Marlins vs Rockies Live stream: MLB.tv
Marlins vs Rockies Betting Lines
The under looks good in this game. On one hand, Perez is getting the start for the Marlins. He’s a rookie that’s delivered great results in his early starts.
Gomber has been bad, but the Marlins offense isn’t exactly lighting it up these days. The under seems realistic, with the total set at a very high 11½ runs. You could also do some MLB live betting here and watch how the game develops for a couple of innings before jumping in.
Pick: Under 11½ (-115)
The Marlins are listed as the favorites to win this game, but one stat that really stands out is how they play on the road against Colorado. The Rockies have won six of the last seven meetings in Colorado.
Gomber has been a mess, and Perez has looked good, but this is not a stadium where the Marlins thrive. Plug your nose and take a shot with the dog in this one.
Pick: Colorado Rockies +108