Arizona and Colorado continue their three-game series at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday, July 2, 2022, so we bring you the best Diamondbacks vs. Rockies betting pick and odds.
According to BetOnline Sportsbook, the Rockies are -141 home favorites with a total of 12.0 runs, while the Diamondbacks sit at +130 moneyline odds. These two NL West foes met once in May, and the D-backs beat the Rockies 2-1 in a three-game set at Chase Field in Phoenix.
The Diamondbacks went 9-16 in June
The Arizona Diamondbacks carried a 34-42 record into Friday night’s opener of this set that has been excluded from the analysis. They were laying at the fourth spot in the NL West, one game above the Rockies and seven behind the third-placed San Francisco Giants.
The D-back won nine of their 25 games in June, tallying a 4.58 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and .265 opposing batting average. Their offense has scored 105 runs while hitting a poor .206/.287/.350 across 832 at-bats.
Dallas Keuchel will get the starting call Saturday, his second with the Diamondbacks this season. The 34-year-old lefty started nine times for the White Sox in 2022 and posted a 2-5 record with a horrible 7.88 ERA and 6.19 FIP across 32 innings of work. Keuchel pitched 4.1 frames for Arizona last Sunday, allowing four earned runs on six hits and three walks in a no-decision against the Detroit Tigers.
The Rockies shoot for their second straight series W
The Colorado Rockies finished June with an 8-4 home loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. They blew a chance to sweep a three-game set, tallying their sixth defeat in nine games and falling to 33-43 on the season.
The Rockies went 11-17 in June, posting a 4.75 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and .269 batting average against. Their offense has accounted for 117 runs on a .256/.320/.402 slash line while slugging 26 home runs and 57 extra-base hits across 980 at-bats.
Austin Gomber will get the nod Saturday, and the 28-year-old left-hander is 3-7 with a terrible 6.55 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 12 starts and a couple of relief appearances (67.1 innings) in 2022. Gomber went 1-2 in June, allowing a whopping 20 earned runs across 20 innings of work.
- 2-6 in the last eight games overall
- 5-1 in the last six games at home
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Pick
The starting duo cannot be trusted, and I’m expecting the Rockies’ offense to make the difference. Colorado has the second-highest OPS in the majors in the last couple of weeks (.820), while the Diamondbacks have the second-lowest OPS in that span (.614).
Furthermore, the Rockies are way more dangerous when hitting the lefties and hold a 127 OPS+ against the left-handed pitchers in 2022. Colorado is slashing .282/.348/.456 at Coors Field this season.
Pick: Take Colorado Rockies at -141
In the last ten days of action, the Diamondbacks’ bullpen has registered a 4.18 ERA and 3.88 FIP, while the Rockies’ bullpen has recorded a 4.97 ERA and 5.03 FIP. Hereof, I would be surprised if we don’t get a proper high-scoring affair.
Dallas Keuchel will have a mountain to climb against the Rockies’ lineup. Colorado has a .849 OPS in 54 at-bats against him. On the other side, the current D-backs have a .817 OPS in 21 at-bats versus Austin Gomber. Arizona owns a 99 OPS+ against the left-handed starting pitchers in 2022.
Pick: Go over 12.0 runs at -105