Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Betting Pick 08/13/19

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Last Updated: 2019-08-13

Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks are set to take on their divisional rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The game will start at 8:40 p.m. ET and the matchup will be shown on both ATRM and FSAZ.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Arizona (+105) is the underdog against Colorado (-115) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 12.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). There’s a runline of Diamondbacks +1.5 (-200) and Rockies -1.5 (+170) for this matchup.

The Rockies are 53-66 straight up (SU) and 54-64 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 8.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 16.1 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Diamondbacks are 60-59 SU and have gone 66-52 ATS. They’re up 1.4 units for moneyline bettors and 9.2 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 59-52-7 in 2019. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 57-53-8.

Zac Gallen is projected to start for the visiting Diamondbacks. Gallen is 2-3 with a 2.40 ERA and 49 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Rockies are turning to righty Jon Gray (10-8, 4.06 ERA), who’s got 143 strikeouts and 56 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.39. Gray is 1-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 3.31 ERA across three starts against Arizona this year.

Colorado’s pitching staff has yielded 5.9 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.78, a WHIP of 1.50 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a 5.24 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. In 56 games against divisional foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 5.62 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.76.

The Colorado offense is putting up 5.3 runs per outing, including 5.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .279/.345/.436 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado have led the Rockies’ offense this year. Blackmon is slashing .322/.367/.592 with 24 home runs, 65 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Arenado’s line is .305/.367/.542 with 26 homers, 87 RBIs and 76 runs.

For the visiting squad, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.33 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.71 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.34, along with a WHIP of 1.27.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .259/.331/.445 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Arizona’s hitters have been paced by Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar. Marte is slashing .317/.377/.562 with 24 home runs, 68 RBIs and 78 runs scored, while Escobar is hitting .274/.331/.524 with 26 homers, 94 RBIs and 72 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have lost 2.8 units and are 47-36 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 36 of those games, compared to 42 that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction

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


Betting Trends

The under has cashed in three of Arizona’s last seven games.

The Arizona defense has allowed zero errors over the last five outin, compared to four errors for Colorado over its last five.

The Diamondbacks have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 17 over their last 10.

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