Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/31/2014
Tuesday, April 1, 7:10 PM on ROOT, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Colorado - B. Anderson (0-0) vs. Miami - N. Eovaldi (0-0)
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While hope springs eternal for all MLB teams as the season starts, Colorado and Miami really have to be realistic with their expectations. Both teams finished in dead last in their respective divisions and have some of baseball's elite standing in their way. The Marlins need to overcome perpetual playoff contender Atlanta and 2014 favorite Washington to squeak their way into the postseason while the Rockies do battle with the Dodgers.
Colorado starts Brett Anderson in game 2 of this opening 4 game tilt in Miami. Anderson has seen the DL in each of his 5 MLB seasons but hopes a switch to the NL can spark a successful turn. Anderson has started just 11 games in his last two seasons, going just 5-6 over that span. Anderson posted an ERA of 6.04 a year ago as he split time between being a starter and coming out of the bullpen. Anderson has faced only 3 Marlins players in his career and has held Jeff Baker, Jeff Mathis, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a lifetime .200 average in 26 AB.
The Marlins send Nathan Eovaldi to the hill in his third season with the team. Eovaldi started 18 games a year ago for Miami, going just 4-6 with a respectable 3.39 ERA. The right-handler posted his lowest hits per nine innings numbers in three years which could bode well for 2014 success. Eovaldi made one start against Colorado, allowing 0 ER and only 3 hits in 6 IP, but he got a no-decision in a 5-3 Miami win.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
Injuries to Watch
03/29/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/29/14 P Tyler Chatwood Hamstring questionable for next start
03/28/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 3B Ed Lucas Hand 15-day DL (3/28)
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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