Free MLB Pick: Rockies vs. Astros Odds
Looking for Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros free mlb predictions? MLB betting sees the Rockies taking on the Astros on Wednesday August 7th, 2019 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Rockies Astros free pick.
2019 MLB Season
Date: Wednesday August 7th, 2019
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston,TX
Projected Pitchers: Peter Lambert vs. Gerritt Cole
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies +275 | Astros -357
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
Live MLB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The Rockies aren’t an absolutely horrible team at 52-60 on the season but it just goes to show how much Houston has separated themselves from the pack with the line for Wednesday’s game at the Astros a whopping -357.
It’s a quick 2-game series for Colorado and they get to face Zack Greinke in his Houston debut on Tuesday followed by all-planet Gerritt Cole on Wednesday. The Rockies are just 3-10 in their last 13 road games although an upset win over Cole would have a nice payout at +275.
What has dictated such a steep line in Wednesday’s game isn’t just who is pitching for Houston, but also the fact that Peter Lambert gets the nod for the Rockies.
The rookie has made just 10 starts so far in his big league career and has had some ups and downs such as an 8ER game vs. San Diego and and 5ER allowed to the Dodgers. Lambert has been a victim of Coors Field though with a 7.28 home ERA compared to 3.63 on the road.
It’s Cole against the world at this point for Houston. The right-hander has been named the AL pitcher of the month for both June and July while going 9-0 with a 1.91 ERA in his last 13 starts. Cole has allowed an ER or less in 8 of his last 9 starts – whoa!
Surprisingly enough totals have gone ‘over’ in 4 of the last 5 times Cole has gotten the starting nod. The Rockies have seen Cole a lot from his time with Pittsburgh (92 team AB) and they hit a collective .283 vs. the right-hander.
The Astros look like World Series contenders if not favorites after winning 7 of their last 8 heading into Tuesday night’s tilt with Colorado. For as good as Houston’s pitching has been, their offense is also on fire with 7+ runs scored in 3 of their last 4.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 5-1 last 6 vs. RH starter
- Rockies are 8-21 last 29 overall
- Rockies are 1-7 in Lambert’s last 8 starts
- Astros are 23-5 in Cole’s last 28 home starts
- Rockies are 2-10 last 12 H2H meetings
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Cole at home is an open and shut book. Since there’s no value on taking Houston, an under play looks good as long as Lambert can control the Houston bats. Not being at Coors Field should help the Colorado starter.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8.5
Cole will dominate especially as Colorado has getaway day and heads to San Diego for a Thursday tilt.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 5 – Rockies 2
If you’re looking for more MLB picks like this Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros matchup we’ll be providing 4* free MLB plays on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free MLB Baseball picks!
Check out our Updated MLB Betting Odds.