Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 1, 2024 6:40 PM

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May 1, 2024 7:40 AM
The Miami Marlins, boasting a dismal 3-15 home record, look to capitalize on their 1-0 series lead as they host the struggling Colorado Rockies, who are a miserable 2-12 on the road, at loanDepot park on May 1st at 6:40 PM. With temperatures expected to be a pleasant 81 degrees and no chance of precipitation, the Marlins aim to build on their momentum in front of their home crowd.
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Colorado Rockies vs Miami Marlins Probable Pitchers

For the upcoming Colorado Rockies vs Miami Marlins game, the probable starting pitcher Dakota Hudson will take the mound, bringing his 6.57 ERA and 1.78 WHIP into the matchup. Despite his 0-4 record, Hudson's 16 strikeouts in 26.2 innings pitched suggest he has the potential to silence the Marlins' bats.

Roddery Munoz, the probable starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins, looks to make a strong impression against the Colorado Rockies, boasting an impressive 7 strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in his previous outing. With a stellar WHIP of 0.60, Munoz will aim to silence the Rockies' bats and secure a crucial win for the Marlins.

Colorado Rockies Analysis

As the Colorado Rockies prepare to face off against the Miami Marlins, they'll be relying on their strong team batting average of .245 to overcome the Marlins' pitching staff. Leading the charge is Ryan McMahon, who's been on fire with a .321 batting average, 4 home runs, and 18 RBIs. However, the Rockies' offense has struggled to score runs, ranking 25th in the league with just 106 runs scored. Meanwhile, their 277 strikeouts and 10 stolen bases indicate a power-hitting lineup that needs to be aggressive on the basepaths to capitalize on scoring opportunities. With Dakota Hudson taking the mound for the Rockies, the team will need to provide him with some run support to take down the Marlins.

Miami Marlins Analysis

As the Colorado Rockies prepare to take on the Miami Marlins, they'll face a struggling Marlins offense that ranks near the bottom of the league in several key categories. Miami's batting average of .221 is 25th in the MLB, and they've mustered only 100 runs scored, good for 27th in the league. The team's 231 strikeouts are also a concern, ranking 20th in the league. However, the Marlins do boast some bright spots, such as Luis Arraez's impressive .299 batting average and Bryan De La Cruz's five home runs. If the Rockies can contain these threats and exploit the Marlins' weaknesses, they'll be in prime position to take advantage of a struggling offense.

Colorado Rockies vs Miami Marlins Injuries

Miami Marlins

  • Tim Anderson (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Kemp Alderman (RF): Day-To-Day
  • A.J. Puk (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jake Burger (1B): 10-Day-IL
  • Braxton Garrett (SP): 15-Day-IL

Colorado Rockies

  • Gavin Hollowell (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Noah Davis (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Tanner Gordon (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Evan Justice (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Greg Jones (SS): Day-To-Day

Colorado Rockies vs Miami Marlins Betting Odds

The Miami Marlins are favored to win, currently sitting at -145, a slight adjustment from their opening odds of -150, while the over/under for total runs scored is set at 8.5.

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Colorado Rockies vs Miami Marlins Prediction

"Get ready for a Fish-tastic win, as the Marlins are likely to hook the Rockies 5-2 in a game that'll leave Colorado feeling fin-tasticly frustrated!"

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MLB Player Prop Picks for Rockies vs Marlins

Roddery Munoz (MIA) Under 4.5 Strikeouts Thrown -115
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 54.1%
  • Bet Units: 0.3
  • Fair Odds: -118
  • Market Width: 28
Sean Bouchard (COL) Over 0.5 Singles +130
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 44.4%
  • Bet Units: 0.4
  • Fair Odds: +125
  • Market Width: 46
Jake Cave (OF) - COL Under 0.5 Runs -208
  • They're projected for 0.1 R.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 85.7% (6-1) (impl -600)
  • • Last 5 100.0% (5-0)
  • • Last 3 100.0% (3-0)

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