Free MLB Picks Today: Colorado Rockies vs Detroit Tigers 6/30/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Colorado Rockies vs Detroit Tigers 6/30/23
Fri 30th June 2023

The Detroit Tigers (35-45) take one of the lowest-scoring lineups in the league on the road to face the Colorado Rockies (32-51) at Coors Field on Friday to open a three-game Interleague series.

The Tigers are in the midst of a seven-game road trip. They split their last series against the Rangers, taking the finale 8-5 on Thursday at Globe Life Field. Spencer Torkelson was 2 for 3 with two home runs and four RBIs.

The Rockies are kicking off the final series of their nine-game homestand. They lost two of three against the Dodgers in their last series, dropping the finale 14-3 on Thursday at Coors Field.

Jurickson Profar went 3 for 4 with one run. The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Last season, the Rockies won two of the three games between the teams.


Michael Lorenzen (2-5, 3.97 ERA) is in line for the start for Detroit. The righty allowed two runs over five innings in his last start, a 6-3 home defeat against the Twins on Sunday. He yielded seven hits while striking out four and walking one in the no-decision.

Left-hander Austin Gomber (5-7, 7.01 ERA) takes the mound for Colorado. Gomber made one start against the Tigers in 2022, throwing six innings in a 3-2 road win on April 23. He gave up four hits while striking out eight in the win.

In his last start on Sunday, Gomber got the win at home against the Angels. He threw five innings and gave up two runs on five hits, striking out three and walking one in the 4-3 victory.


The Detroit offense is averaging 3.8 runs per game for the season, the third lowest in the league, with a slash line of .229/.300/.363. Zach McKinstry leads the team in OPS at .705. The second baseman is slashing .248/.333/.372 with five home runs, 19 RBIs, and 31 runs over 73 games.

Against left-handed pitchers like Gomber this season, the Tigers have a .711 OPS. Torkelson is the team’s strongest hitter against left-handers with a .856 OPS in 62 at-bats. Colorado is slashing .255/.317/.403 for the season and averaging 4.3 runs per game.

Ryan McMahon leads the team with a .821 OPS. The third baseman has 12 home runs, 41 RBIs, and 44 runs scored with a slash line of .264/.345/.476.

The Rockies have a .742 OPS against righties in 2023. With a .893 OPS over 201 at-bats, McMahon also has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Detroit is 17-24 on the road in 2023, scoring 3.6 runs per game while allowing 4.5 runs. Colorado has gone 19-22 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 5.0 runs per game while surrendering 6.8. In the last 10 meetings at Coors Field, Colorado is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 5.4-4.9.


The Tigers are third in the AL Central, four games behind the division-leading Twins. The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, 16 games behind the Diamondbacks.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Colorado Rockies (-105)

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