The Colorado Rockies will make a road trip to Chase Field to square off against their NL West rival Arizona Diamondbacks. Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast the matchup and the game gets underway at 9:40 p.m. ET.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Vegas is listing Arizona (-130) as the favorite over Colorado (+120). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over 7.5 runs and -120 for under 7.5. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at Rockies +1.5 runs (-175) and Diamondbacks -1.5 runs (+155).
The Diamondbacks are 79-74 straight up (SU) and 76-77 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 7.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 2.6 units (ATS). The Rockies have gone 82-70 SU this year and are 77-75 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 11.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 0.7 units ATS.
Diamondbacks games have a 70-77-6 over/under record in 2018. The Rockies have also been a solid under bet with a total record of 63-82-7.
Right-hander German Marquez is getting the start for the visiting Rockies. Marquez (12-10, 3.96 ERA) has recorded 199 punchouts in 177.1 innings so far. He’s 2-1 with 33 strikeouts and a 4.33 ERA against Arizona this year (five starts).
The Diamondbacks are sending righty Zack Greinke (14-10, 3.20 ERA) to the mound. Greinke has 187 strikeouts and 39 walks to his name, as well as a 1.07 WHIP. Greinke is 3-0 with 32 strikeouts and a 2.77 ERA over four starts against Colorado this year.
Arizona’s pitchers have yielded 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.59 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 67 divisional games, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 3.93 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.22.
The Arizona hitters have put up 4.3 runs per contest, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .189/.223/.409 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.
The Diamondbacks’ batters have been led by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and outfielder David Peralta. Goldschmidt is hitting .298/.399/.551 with 33 home runs, 83 RBIs and 94 runs scored, while Peralta’s line is .295/.352/.517 with 28 homers, 82 RBIs and 73 runs.
In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.33 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.49 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.73, along with a K-per-9 of 9.02.
Rockies hitters have slashed .254/.320/.428 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 1.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
Colorado’s hitters have been led by outfielder Charlie Blackmon and shortstop Trevor Story. Blackmon is slashing .287/.354/.493 with 27 home runs, 65 RBIs and 109 runs scored, while Story (.288/.343/.550) has produced 33 homers, 102 RBIs, 81 runs and 26 steals.
The Rockies have gained 8.7 units and are 44-49 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 43 of those games, compared to 46 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have lost 6.3 units and are 50-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 46 of those games, compared to 50 that’ve gone under.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – UNDER
The under has cashed in four of Colorado’s last seven games.
The Rockies have lost five of their last six games SU.
Colorado has posted 21 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 13 over its last five.
The Rockies have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 13 over their last 10.
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