MLB Odds & Picks for White Sox vs. Rockies: Chicago Matches Up Favorably With Colorado
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images. Pictured: Jose Abreu
- The White Sox are short favorites on the road tonight against the Rockies.
- Michael Kopech is slated to start for Chicago, while German Marquez takes the mound for Colorado.
- Continue reading for a full breakdown of this matchup, including a betting pick.
White Sox vs. Rockies Odds
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Chicago’s 7-3 run over its last 10 games has it sitting 3.5 games back for the final AL playoff berth and four back in the AL Central. The White Sox hand the ball to Michael Kopech hoping the young flamethrower can bounce back with a dominant second half.
German Marquez draws the start for the Rockies and he has again had a very tough time managing the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field this season.
Is Marquez due for better results at home?
White Sox Showing Signs of Life
The White Sox are slowly trending out of a nightmare start to the season, even as the lineup continues to suffer through notable absences, such as Luis Robert, who will remain sidelined for this contest.
Chicago has batted to a 10th-best wRC+ of 110 over the last 30 days, and will enter into what could be a very favorable matchup against German Marquez.
Marquez has allowed an OPS of .894 to right-handed batters this season, which is the highest mark in the league among qualified starters.
The White Sox feature an order almost an entirely composed of right-handed and or switch-hitting batters, and that statistic is especially relevant with that thought in mind.
Kopech has tailed off from what was a superb start to the season, but it’s still a very valid argument to say he should be offering an edge over Marquez in this spot as he gets a far easier matchup against the Rockies.
Kopech still features some strong stuff, including his elite fastball and spin-rate, and should he dial in the command to an extent in the second half I believe a bounce back is very reasonable.
His last two starts were far more acceptable with an ERA of 3.57 and I believe that coming out of the All-Star Break on ample rest could be a good buy-low spot on the talented 26-year old.
Rockies’ Marquez Struggles at Coors
Colorado has continued to be significantly less effective against right-handed starters, and altogether on the season the Rockies have now hit to a 28th worst wRC+ of just 84 against right-handed pitching.
The Rockies will find some offense in this spot, but whether or not it will be enough to cover Marquez in a tough matchup against the White Sox certainly remains to be seen.
Coors Field is always going to be awful to any pitchers numbers, but Marquez struggles at home have been quite alarming so far this season.
Marquez has pitched to an ERA of 6.63 at home, with a .918 OPS allowed, compared to away from his hitter-friendly park, where he has a 4.20 ERA and an OPS allowed of .697.
He’s also allowed 13 of the 18 home runs he’s surrendered this season at home.
White Sox-Rockies Pick
The heart of the White Sox lineup with some tough righties, and that could mean another poor start for Marquez at Coors Field.
Kopech has shown a dip in form of late, but is still at worst breaking even with Marquez in this spot, and therefore I see an edge backing the White Sox in a pick’em considering how the offense matches up versus Marquez.
For those looking for a potential Dinger Tuesday pick, Jose Abreu also seems to be a great target at +360, considering the alarming amount of hard contact Marquez has allowed to righties at home this season.
Pick: Chicago White Sox -110 (Play to -120), Jose Abreu Home Run +360