Astros vs Rockies Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

Astros vs Rockies Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

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Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros: Expect Fireworks at Minute Maid Park

On July 4th, Independence Day, the Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros lock horns at Minute Maid Park. In this article we will provide detailed insights into both teams offense and defense to determinate a final prediction.

 

Colorado Rockies:

Pitching Analysis:

Kyle Freeland is taking the mound for the Rockies with a 4-8 record, 4.88 ERA, and 1.42 WHIP over 90.1 innings. Freeland has allowed 99 hits and 15 home runs.

Hitting Analysis:

Ryan McMahon has been the Rockies’ power hitter with 13 home runs, a .263 average, and 43 RBIs. Elias Diaz boasts a .284 average and has driven in 45 runs. However, the Rockies have been struggling as a team with a .257 batting average and 380 runs scored.

Injuries:

Key players like Charlie Blackmon are on the 10-Day IL, affecting the team’s depth.

 

Houston Astros:

Pitching Analysis:

Brandon Bielak is set to start for the Astros. He holds a 3-4 record with a 4.37 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 47.1 innings. Bielak has allowed 58 hits and 10 home runs.

Hitting Analysis:

Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 17 home runs, a .277 average, and 55 RBIs. Kyle Tucker is not far behind with a .295 average and 55 RBIs. The Astros have a .249 team batting average with 401 runs scored.

Injuries:

The Astros are dealing with injuries to players such as Yordan Alvarez, who is on the 10-Day IL.

 

Prediction:

Expect a high-scoring game between the Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros, and here's why betting on over 9.5 runs is the smart move:

  1. Struggling Pitchers: Both Freeland and Bielak have ERAs close to 5, which indicates that they have been giving up runs.
  2. Power Hitters: Both teams have hitters who can change the game with a swing. Players like McMahon, Tucker, and even those lower in the order have the ability to contribute with the bat.
  3. Recent High Scoring Games: The Rockies lost 14-9 against the Tigers, and the Astros won 12-11 against the Rangers recently, showing that both teams' games have seen a lot of runs lately.
  4. Minute Maid Park: The ballpark in Houston is known for being hitter-friendly, which could lead to more runs being scored.

Given these factors, the smart bet for this Independence Day showdown is over 9.5 runs. Grab your snacks, settle in, and get ready for an exciting, high-scoring game at Minute Maid Park. For more analysis and expert predictions, check out ESPN PickCenter.

 

Pick: Over 9.5 runs 

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