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Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Houston Astros will be catching balls against the Colorado Rockies at the Coors Field in Denver on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 3:10 PM ET. Houston will be playing this game after their 13-6 victory over the Rockies, Wednesday night. Meanwhile, Colorado comes into the match-up to get back from their Wednesday’s defeat to the Astros. The Houston Astros, with a 14-10 standing and a .583 team percentage, are in 2nd place in the AL West Division and are in 6th place in the American League. The Colorado Rockies are in 4th place in the National League, with a .542 team percentage and 13-11 standing and are in 2nd place in the NL West Division.

Houston exploded with a 20-hit blast to snatch a 13-6 road victory over Colorado. Outfielder Kyle Tucker scored a homer, two triples and four runs in that winning effort. Rookie Cristian Javier (2-1, 2.91 ERA) will be climbing up the hill for his fifth career start in the major league. In his over 21 innings of play, the right-handed pitcher struck 21 batters out and posted a respectable 0.83 WHIP.

Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies Predictions 8/20/2020

Colorado was not victorious in their last six games. Starting Pitcher Ryan Castellani took the loss with five runs in over 5 innings of play. Outfielder Matt Kemp batted two hits and recorded two runs in that losing effort. Right-handed German Marquez (2-3 with a 2.25 ERA) will take on the mound to start this game. The 25-year old Marquez surrendered nine hits and three runs in pitching for 6 innings during his last start against Texas.

The Astros have 11 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitchers Jose Urquidy (undisclosed status), Brad Peacock (shoulder), and Justin Verlander (forearm), with Relief Pitchers Chris Devenski (arm), Rogelio Armenteros (elbow), Roberto Osuna (elbow), and Austin Pruitt (elbow) will not be pitching today. Center Fielder George Springer (wrist), DHs Yordan Alvarez (knee), Aledmys Diaz (groin), and Michael Brantley (quadriceps) will not be in today. The Rockies have 7 key players on their injured list. Starting Pitchers Chi Chi Gonzalez (biceps) and Peter Lambert (elbow), Relief Pitchers Carlos Estevez (hand), Wade Davis (shoulder), and Scott Oberg (arm) will not play in this match-up. 2B Chris Owings (hamstring) and CF David Dahi (back) will not play also.

Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies. The MLB Pick for this match is Colorado -133. Houston is 0-4 in their last 4 outings as a road underdog, and the UNDER is 4-0 in the Astros’ last 4 contests against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Colorado is 59-23 in their last 82 match-ups as a home favourite. The OVER is 8-2 in the Rockies’ last 10 outings during game 4 of a series. Houston is 7-1 in the last 8 encounters in Colorado. The prediction, pick the Colorado Rockies -133 to a score of 7-4.

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Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 3:10 PM ET

Location: Coors Field in Denver, Colorado

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020


MLB Odds: Colorado Rockies -133

MLB Totals: 11

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