Bet on Astronomical Amount of Runs in Marlins vs. Rockies

Joe Catalano

Sunday, August 24, 2014 3:01 PM UTC

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 3:01 PM UTC

There’s no other way to put it, but you get a really rotten pitching matchup at Coors Field this Sunday with the Marlins (64-64) & the Rockies (51-77). Could we possibly see an astronomical amount of runs being scored and an easy over?

First pitch is set for 4:10 pm ET Sunday afternoon at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. This game can be seen on MLB TV.

The Odds
With a starting pitching matchup of reliever Brad Hand (2-5, 4.52) vs. Christian Bergman (0-2, 7.20) the Rockies are a slight MLB odds -110 betting favorite and the total for the game is listed at 10.5 -102.

Now 10.5 appears to be a high run total, but this is Coors Field and the quality in the starting pitching matchup is very low while both teams have some big boppers in their lineup. Could we see 15 runs scored? It’s possible.


Stanton at Coors Field
This can be a very dangerous combination for the Colorado Rockies as “Gio” has been known to crush the longest home runs that you’ll ever witness. Aside from that, Stanton is also a great overall player and a huge reason why the Marlins are such an improved baseball team.

Stanton leads the Miami Marlins in almost all offensive statistical categories. He’s hitting .299 on the season with 32 HR, 93 RBI and has a .405 OBP%. Stanton is also hitting .423 against the Rockies in 26 at-bats with 1 HR and 11 RBI and is hitting .429 this last week.

Another player that the Rockies will need to pitch carefully to is Marcell Ozuna. Ozuna is 10 for his last 20 at-bats (4 games) with 3 HR and 9 RBI. Christian Bergman will most likely be departing this game early as he hasn’t proved anything and the Marlins bats are sizzling.

With all of that said, the Rockies are coming off of a 5-4 defeat of the Marlins on Saturday and even though their pitching is sub-par, Colorado has some very formidable hitters in their lineup.


Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson
Without Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez in the lineup, these are the guys that have been carrying the Colorado offense. Both players are coming off of big games. Blackmon was 3 for 4 last night while Dickerson was 4 for 6 with a home run and 2 runs batted in.

These guys are both products of Coors Field. If you look at Charlie Blackmon’s splits stats, he’s hitting .335 at home as opposed to .236 on the road and 12 of his 15 home runs have come at Coors Field.

We take a look at Corey Dickerson’s split stats and see that even though they’re watered down by Coors Field, they’re more legitimate. He’s hitting .360 with 11 HR and 41 RBI at Coors Field and is hitting 8 HR, 20 RBI, and.279 on the road.

If you look up and down the Rockies lineup, you’ll see this common theme occur in which they feast off of hitting at home.


We know why Colorado is such a poor team; without Coors Field, they’re nothing. Regardless, they’re playing at Coors Field and against a hard-hitting Marlins team, this game is sure to go over the betting total.

Free MLB Pick: Colorado/Miami Over 10.5 -102 at 5 Dimes

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