MLB Picks: Athletics vs Rockies Prediction, Odds (June 6)

  • A’s have won the first two games of the series by a combined seven runs
  • Rockies team ERA now ranks 25th in MLB
  • A’s lead in the American League West sits at 2.0 games

The site of the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game is the place to be on Sunday, as the first-place Oakland Athletics look to sweep a three-game series on the road for the first time this season. It all points to a close and exciting match; check below to see our best betting picks for this match!

Athletics vs Rockies Schedule

  • Where: Coors Field, Denver, CO
  • When: Sunday, June 6, 3:10pm ET
  • How to Watch: Fox
  • Starting Pitchers: James Kaprielian (2-0) vs. German Marquez (3-5)

Athletics vs Rockies Odds

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Rockies Send Ace German Marquez to the Mound

German Marquez was strong to open the current homestand, giving up just a single run on two hits in seven innings of work. His bullpen blew the lead for him in the 8th, but Colorado still went on for the win – their first of a three-game sweep of the Rangers. In his last home outing before that, he threw seven scoreless innings to get the win against the Reds.

Jun 4, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 4, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Marquez has been a different pitcher at home, and the Rockies are a different team at home. Colorado is 19-14 at Coors Field but just 4-22 on the road. So their overall record is a little deceiving when trying to judge this matchup with Oakland.

A’s Going for the Sweep

Oakland has won four straight, has taken the first two games of this three-game set, and counters with pitcher James Kaprielian, a rookie who has to lose a game in his young career. Although his last time out, at Seattle, he failed to make it past the fourth inning, giving up four earned runs.

Jun 5, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) and shortstop Elvis Andrus (17) celebrate after defeating the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) and shortstop Elvis Andrus (17) celebrate after defeating the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The first place A’s have adjusted nicely to not having a DH on the road in a National League park, rapping out 12 hits in Friday’s win and another 12 on Saturday. They’ve also hit four home runs in the first two games of the series (two in each game) and have improved their road record to 18-8 on the season.

Athletics vs Rockies Prediction & Pick

Who wins the A’s vs. Rockies game today:

Even though the Rockies are an above .500 team at home and have Marquez on the mound, it’s hard to ignore the hot play of the A’s. They’re tied for the second-best record in the American League, and their .692 winning percentage on the road is the best in all of baseball.

You can’t bet against Oakland in this one, especially since they are paying as the underdog. Expect the A’s to get their 36th win of the season this afternoon and complete the three-game sweep of the Rockies in a somewhat low-scoring game.

Oakland 6 — Colorado 4

Expert Picks:

  • Athletics (+105)
  • Under 11.5 runs
Cole is really big into Major League Baseball, but really - the big four Pro US sports are his passion. Cole grew up a Yankees fan but married a Red Sox fan. It's tough around the house during those big games, but his hatred for the Red Sox has dissipated a little. Cole has a goal of seeing every Major League Baseball Stadium before the end of 2025!

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