Last Updated: 2019-06-18
The Colorado Rockies will make a road trip to Phoenix to take on their division rival Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The game will begin at 9:40 p.m. ET and the action will be televised on either ATRM or FSAZ.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Vegas is listing Arizona (-135) as the favorite over Colorado (+125). Bettors are able to gamble on the matchup’s total with odds posted at -115 for over 9.5 runs and -105 for under 9.5. You can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Rockies +1.5 runs (-170) and Diamondbacks -1.5 runs (+150).
The Diamondbacks are 38-35 straight up (SU) and 44-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.5 units for moneyline bettors and 11.3 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total went over in five of those seven. The Rockies are 37-34 SU and have gone 38-33 ATS. They’ve gained 4.4 units for moneyline bettors and 2.7 units ATS. Colorado is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.
Diamondbacks games have a 36-34-3 over/under record so far in 2019. The Rockies have been a decent over bet with a total record of 37-29-5.
Antonio Senzatela is getting the nod for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Senzatela is 5-5 with a 5.48 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Arizona this year.
The Diamondbacks are planning to start righty Merrill Kelly (7-6, 3.73 ERA), who has 63 punchouts and 25 walks to his name, along with a WHIP of 1.27. Kelly is 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.
Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starters own a 5.85 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 8.28 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.43, along with a K-per-9 of 8.26.
The Rockies offense has slashed .271/.335/.465 on its way to 5.7 runs scored per game this year, including 6.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 9.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story continue to lead Colorado’s offense. Arenado is slashing .321/.379/.578 with 17 home runs, 57 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while Story is hitting .292 with 17 homers, 48 RBIs, 64 runs and 12 steals.
For the home team, Arizona’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.04, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 4.39 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 30 games against divisional opponents, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 5.04 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.83.
Arizona’s hitters are putting up 5.3 runs per contest, including 5.4 per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .259/.317/.500 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Diamondbacks’ offense has been led by Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar. Marte is slashing .286/.341/.566 with 20 home runs, 50 RBIs and 50 runs scored, while Escobar’s line is .292/.349/.567 with 17 homers, 58 RBIs and 47 runs.
The Rockies have gained 2.0 units and are 21-22 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 22 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 5.3 units and are 30-18 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 21 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve cashed the under.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER
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The over has hit in five of Arizona’s last seven games.
Colorado has recorded 31.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 40.2 over its last five.
The Rockies have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
The Rockies have a total OPS of .800 this season and an OPS of .781 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS sits at .785 overall and .739 versus righties.