In this NL West matchup, the Rockies (46-74, 26-31 home) play host to the Diamondbacks (60-60, 30-29 away) at Coors Field. Taking the mound for the Rockies is Austin Gomber, while the Diamondbacks will go with Slade Cecconi. Check out my pick for three of this Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks matchup.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS VS COLORADO ROCKIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -136
This game will be played at Coors Field at 3:10 ET on Wednesday, August 16th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS:
- The Diamondbacks will be taking on a Rockies club that is just 1-4 over their last five games.
- Looking at the Diamondbacks’ last five games as the underdog, they are just 1-4.
- Opponents are hitting a healthy .316 against Austin Gomber in his last two starts.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS HAVE BEEN GOOD AGAINST THE NL WEST
This season, the Diamondbacks have played a total of 38 series and are above .500 at 19-16-3. On the road, Arizona is 30-29 and 30-31 at home. Their overall record of 60-60 has the Diamondbacks sitting 3rd in the NL West.
Slade Cecconi has taken the mound twice so far this season without being credited with a decision. His ERA stands at 2.84, and he has yet to give up a home run. Opposing batters have been held to a .217 average against him, while his slugging percentage allowed is .348 and WOBA is .279.
Slade Cecconi’s last appearance saw him pitch 1 2/3 innings, during which he held the Padres scoreless. Despite his efforts, the Diamondbacks ultimately dropped their contest to San Diego by a 10-5 margin.
Across their last five games, the Diamondbacks’ offense is 10th in batting average, leading to an average of 5 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 12th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .743 on 133 (16th). On average, they have struckout 7 times per game compard to 3.2 walks.
Christian Walker has been a major contributor to the Diamondbacks’ offensive success in 2023, leading the team with 26 home runs and 78 RBIs. His slugging percentage of .528 is one of the highest on the squad.
WILL THE COLORADO ROCKIES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Rockies’ overall record of 46-74 puts them 5th in the NL West. Their straight-up record at home stands at 26-31 compared to a runline mark of 26-31 when playing at Coors Field. It is worth noting that the Rockies have a series record of just 6-9 at home. Colorado’s over/under record comes in at 51-69.
The Colorado Rockies will hand the ball to Austin Gomber, who holds a 9-9 record. He’s been on a roll lately, with four consecutive outings of fewer than three earned runs allowed. His ERA stands at 5.33, and his FIP is 5.20. Opponents have managed a .487 slugging percentage against him this season, and he has 81 strikeouts to his name.
The Colorado Rockies were unable to come away with a victory in Austin Gomber’s most recent start, falling 6-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gomber went five innings, giving up two earned runs on eight hits.
The Rockies have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 5 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 6th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 20th in home runs and 17th in slugging percentage. Overall, Colorado is averaging 4.2 runs per game (22nd).
The Rockies’ Ezequiel Tovar is the team’s leader in hits, boasting a .257 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .429, and his on-base percentage is .291 heading into the game.