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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Matchup 07/11/18

The Colorado Rockies are playing host to their NL West rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. The action will begin at 8:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will be televising the game.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Odds

Arizona (+120) is entering this one as the underdog against Colorado (-130) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 12 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. The game’s current runline odds sit at -175 for taking the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +155 for the Rockies -1.5.

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The Rockies are 46-45 straight up (SU) and 45-45 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 0.1 units (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, have gone 51-41 SU this year and are 47-44 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 5.8 units for moneyline bettors and 7.6 units ATS. Arizona is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Neither squad has established itself as a strong over/under bet this year. Rockies games have had an over/under record of 42-44-4 thus far in 2018. Arizona has an over/under record of 43-43-5.

The right-handed Shelby Miller is the projected starter for Arizona. Miller is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies are going with righty German Marquez (7-8, 4.92 ERA), who’s got 98 strikeouts and 35 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.40. Marquez is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 5.00 ERA across two starts against Arizona this year.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.47 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.35 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 8.7 K/9. In 41 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.24 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.92.

Colorado’s hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .251/.292/.434 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story have paced the Rockies’ hitters this year. Arenado is hitting .309/.393/.593 with 23 home runs, 64 RBIs and 60 runs scored, while Story is batting .286 with 17 homers, 62 RBIs, 45 runs and 11 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.09 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.23 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.49, along with a K/9 of 7.78.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .231/.312/.399 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta have led Arizona’s hitters. Goldschmidt is slashing .280/.388/.537 with 20 home runs, 51 RBIs and 60 runs scored, while Peralta is hitting .290/.352/.512 with 16 homers, 52 RBIs and 42 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have gained 0.4 units and are 31-28 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 29 of those games, compared to 28 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 1.5 units and are 24-29 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 28 of those games, compared to 23 that went under the total.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER

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The over has hit in four of Arizona’s last seven games.

The Diamondbacks have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.

Arizona has recorded 24.5 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 28.4 over its last five.

The Diamondbacks have won three of their last four games SU.

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