We have several divisional rivalry games in the MLB on Saturday, September 10, including this one in the NL West, and here you can check out the best Diamondbacks vs. Rockies betting pick and odds.
Arizona and Colorado will play the second of a three-game series at Coors Field, and the Diamondbacks are -120 moneyline favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 11.5 runs. These National League West rivals have met 16 times this season before this series, and the series is tied at 8-8. Game 1 of the series will be played on Friday night.
Diamondbacks lost the series to the Padres
The Arizona Diamondbacks played very well in the last couple of weeks and won three consecutive series but they couldn’t beat the San Diego Padres. The D-Backs did open a three-game road series with a 5-0 victory but lost the next two, allowing 12 runs in the process.
Arizona had a brief 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning, but San Diego responded with three runs to close that frame. Tommy Henry dropped to a 3-4 record after allowing five runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and a walk over 4.1 innings. Daulton Varsho blasted a couple of home runs, while rookie Corbin Carroll registered his first-ever major league homer.
Madison Bumgarner (6-13) will start for the 28th time this year when he takes on the Rockies on Saturday. The 33-year-old left-hander owns a 4.83 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 103/45 K/BB ratio across 141.2 innings.
Rockies beat the Brewers in a home series
The Colorado Rockies lost the first game of the series to the Milwaukee Brewers at home but bounced back with a pair of victories to win the series. Colorado scored 18 runs in those two wins, which is not strange considering they played at Coors Field.
The Rockies scored seven quick runs in the second and third innings and even though they allowed three in the final two frames, the hosts secured an easy 8-4 win. Rookie first baseman Michael Toglia hit a three-run homer in the 3rd inning and finished the tilt with four RBIs. Kyle Freeland improved to an 8-9 record after surrendering one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and a walk over 6.0 innings.
Jose Urena (3-6) is getting his 13th start of the year when he faces the D-Backs on Saturday. The 30-year-old right-hander has a bloated 6.13 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and 35/29 K/BB ratio in 61.1 innings of work.
- 38-80 in the last 118 vs. National League West rivals
- 38-18 in the last 56 home games vs. a team with a losing record
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Pick
Madison Bumgarner is going to have a rough start at Coors Field on Saturday. The Rockies are known as an excellent team when it comes to batting against southpaws, especially at home, so Bumgarner, who is allowing a .259 BA against Colorado in his career, could struggle here. Luckily for the D-Backs, they will be facing Jose Urena, who is the weakest of Colorado’s starters, and the visitors will surely have an opportunity to win. It’s going to be an interesting and tight affair, but I am backing the Rockies because of the home-field advantage.
Pick: Take the Rockies to win (-105)
Bumgarner has a 4.26 ERA in two starts (12.2 innings) against Colorado this season, while Urena owns a 5.25 ERA in two starts (12.0 innings) against Arizona. I expect to see around ten runs while these starters are on the field, while their weak respective bullpens will help us in winning our Over bet. Over is 6-0 in Bumgarner’s last six starts following a team loss in their previous game, Over is 12-5 in the Diamondbacks’ last 17 overall, while Over is 9-3 in Arizona’s previous 12 games vs. a right-handed starter. Additionally, Over is 5-1 in the Rockies’ last six vs. a team with a losing record.Pick: Go Over 11.5 runs (-110)