The Colorado Rockies will open the 2020 baseball season in Texas with a three-game series against the Rangers. Colorado will become the first team to play against the Rangers in the brand new Globe Life Field.
The dawn of a debut. pic.twitter.com/i2iZLVnISe
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 24, 2020
The Rockies will send out German Marquez for his first opening day start. It will also be his first career outing against the Rangers.
Marquez was sharp away from home last season, pitching to a 7-3 record a 3.67 earned run average in 15 starts. That said, he ultimately finished the season with a 4.76 ERA, which was a significant spike from the 3.77 mark he posted in 2018.
Friday’s game will be his 16th game against an inter-league opponent. So far, Marquez has fared well against the American League, owning a 7-0 record and 3.29 ERA.
Rockies manager Bud Black has been optimistic about his team’s chances 2020, primarily because of the stacked lineup Colorado will bring to the yard every game with the designated hitter now in the National League. Despite being under .500 last season, the Rockies still managed to average 5.15 runs per game last season, which was the eighth-highest mark in the game.
Additionally, the Rockies and Rangers played two exhibition games earlier in the week, and the Rockies convincingly won both games, scoring a total of 12 runs.
Texas will send out veteran Lance Lynn to the mound Friday. This will also be Lynn’s first Opening Day nod, and his eighth start against the Rockies. Lynn owns a career 2.76 ERA and 1.16 WHIP versus Colorado.
The Rockies will be without relief pitcher Scott Oberg Friday, as he was placed on the injured list due to a sore back.
The Rockies are -105 on the Moneyline, and 58% of bets are coming in on the Rangers -115.
The over/under total for this game opened at 9.5, but has since dropped to 8.5, with 57% of public bets funneling towards the under.
The Rockies over/under win total is set at 27.5, and Colorado has +12500 odds to win the World Series.
First pitch is set for 6:05 pm MST.
The wait is over. We play today! pic.twitter.com/KZML2m564N
— Colorado Rockies 😷 (@Rockies) July 24, 2020
Want to educate yourself before placing a bet? Check out our sports betting guide.
The ultimate sports betting guide from Denver Sports Betting will prepare you for the incoming influx of fresh money now that sports betting is legal statewide. Whether you want to sports bet for fun or become a seasoned professional, this guide will help direct you on the right path. Besides, what’s more fun than winning a bunch of money while also beating all your friends?