MLB Picks: Marlins vs. Rockies Wednesday Night

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 1:24 PM GMT

The Colorado Rockies have scored the fewest runs in baseball this month, but they should have better success at the plate against a young pitcher Wednesday.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this National League matchup at Coors Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET.

Check out our Wednesday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

Back on track

After getting shutout in three consecutive games following the All-Star break, Miami has come away with back-to-back victories over Colorado, including a 4-2 win as +136 road underdogs Tuesday. 

The Marlins are 5-7 as underdogs of +125 to +150 away from South Beach, while they’ve gone UNDER the total in their last seven games overall. 

Struggling at the plate 

Colorado is currently five games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West standings, as the club has scored just 53 runs in July—the fewest of any MLB team during the course of the month. 

MLB handicappers will find that the Rockies are 9-3 as home favorites of -150 to -175 this season. 

Turner

Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (3-2, 2.44 ERA) has alternated wins and losses over his last four efforts, as he comes off a 2-0 road defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing two runs and five hits over five frames. 

The right-hander is 0-2 with a 3.10 ERA in five road outings, with opposing hitters batting .259 against him. 

Turner will be making his first career start against the Rockies. 

De La Rosa 

Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (9-5, 3.12 ERA) didn’t earn a decision in a 3-1 home loss to the Chicago Cubs last time out, as he surrendered just a single run and five hits over six innings of work.

The left-hander is 5-1 with a 2.96 ERA in nine home outings, serving up just two home runs in 51.2 combined frames.

De La Rosa has compiled a 2-0 record and 4.33 ERA in three lifetime starts with umpire Dan Iassogna behind home plate.

[gameodds]3/239885/?r3=43-999997-192/dec&r-1=43-999997-192/us[/gameodds]

Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Rockies in the first five innings as one of their MLB picks Wednesday, as they’ve gone 15-2 in his last 17 starts as a home favorite of -151 to -200. 

MLB Pick:  Colorado -160 First 5 Innings

Let your voice be heard. SHare your thoughts and picks in SBR's MLB Handicapping Forum.