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(971) Colorado vs. Seattle (972) 4:10 PM | Sun, Aug 09 2020
Sport: MLB | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Loss (-1120)
COL (-140) @ sportsinteraction

3 of 3 Experts (100%) with a pick on the moneyline are aligned. 8* play on the Colorado Rockies (Straight-up).


Cappers Analysis:



Colorado improved to a MLB-best 11-3 yesterday with a 5-0 win over Seattle. It was the Rockies second straight win here in the Pacific Northwest as they won Friday’s game by a count of 8-4. Given how each team’s season has started, it’s definitely a little surprising to still be able to get the Rockies at a somewhat affordable price. The Mariners are one of the worst teams in baseball so far at 5-11. No one has been outscored by more runs as they are -40 in that department. Tilting things even further in Colorado’s direction for Sunday is that German Marquez will be starting the game. Marquez has a 1.89 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. He’s allowed just four runs in 19 innings and has a win over Oakland. The Rockies are allowing just over two runs per game on the road. Seattle is averaging less than three runs per game at home. Justus Sheffield’s first two starts for the M’s haven’t gone well with the team losing by a combined 18 runs to Oakland and the Angels. The Mariners bullpen has been especially horrible. The Rockies should finish off the sweep in easy fashion today.


The Colorado Rockies are 11-3 on the season while the Seattle Mariners are 5-11. The Rockies won Saturday's contest 5-0 and I like them to complete the sweep of this three-game series Sunday afternoon.

Colorado right-hander German Marquez (2-1, 1.89 ERA) has opened the season with three solid starts, allowing only four runs on 12 hits with 23 Ks over 19 innings of work. Seattle right-hander Justus Sheffield (0-2, 9.39 ERA) on the other hand has been roughed up for four runs in each of his first two starts, covering only three and 4 2/3 innings respectively. I do not see any reason why we shouldn't back the road chalk in this one.


The set-up: I think the massive talent discrepancy on the mound absolutely justifies in laying this larger road price. German Marquez (2-1, 1.89 ERA) most recently allowed two runs off six hits with one walk while striking out nine over eight innings in a commanding performance vs. the Giants on Tuesday. So far Marquez has a sharp 23:5 K:BB over 19 innings worked.

The pick: Justus Sheffield (0-2, 9.39) most recently allowed four runs off four hits with two walks while striking out five over 4.2 innings. Sheffield has been disastrous so far and he enters with a weak 7:6 K:BB so far. At some point Marquez is going to slip up and regress, but not here vs. the light-hitting Mariners in this pitcher friendly park.



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