Marlins vs Rockies Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 22 (Colorado Leans on Home Field Advantage to Win)
By Larry Rupp
The Miami Marlins (24-23) will aim to stay above the .500 mark when they travel to Coors Field to face the Colorado Rockies (19-28) in the first matchup of their four-game series on Monday, May 22.
Marlins vs Rockies Game Info
- Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
- Time: 8:40 p.m. ET
- Venue: Coors Field -- Denver, CO
- Coverage: BSFL and ATTSN
The Marlins are fresh off a series where they lost two of three games to the San Francisco Giants, but they have won seven of their last 11 games overall. Meanwhile, the Rockies were on the wrong end of a sweep against the Texas Rangers over the weekend and have now lost six of their last nine games.
Marlins vs Rockies Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: MIA: (-116) | COL: (-102)
- Spread: MIA: -1.5 (+126) | COL: +1.5 (-152)
- Total: 11.5 -- Over: (-104) | Under: (-118)
The Marlins enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:40 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 11.5 runs with the under favored at -118 odds.
Marlins vs Rockies Betting Trends
- Miami is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against Colorado.
- The total has hit the under in six of Miami's last nine away games.
- Colorado is 7-3 straight up in its last 10 home games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Colorado's last 10 games against Miami.
Marlins vs Rockies Prediction & Pick
The Marlin will keep their road trip going with Edward Cabrera on the mound. The 25-year-old has posted a 5.13 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across nine starts this year (3-3 record). He has struggled to figure things out from a command perspective as he has allowed the fourth-most walks in baseball (30).
The Rockies will counter with veteran Chase Anderson, who was picked up by the team after he was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays. Anderson worked through 5.0 scoreless innings against the Cincinnati Reds in his lone start for Colorado as he gave up 1 hit and logged 3 strikeouts.
The Rockies know what it takes to win in the high altitude as they average 5.14 runs per home game (No. 8 in MLB). Miami only averages 3.73 runs per away game (No. 28 in MLB) and have lost eight of their last nine contests at Coors Field. I'll take Colorado to get back in the win column in a small upset.
Final Score Prediction: Marlins: 4 | Rockies: 6
Marlins vs Rockies Best Bet
I'm going to stick with Rockies moneyline as my best bet. Colorado has won seven of its last 10 home games and is set to face a Marlins lineup that ranks outside the top 20 in both on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Miami is going to struggle to score in this one, which opens the door for the Rockies to get out to an early lead as long as they stay patient at the plate against an erratic starter.
Bet: Colorado Rockies ML (-102)
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