Last Updated: 2019-07-07
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies will be taking on their NL West rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The action gets going at 4:10 p.m. ET and you can watch the game on both ATRM and FSAZ.
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Arizona (getting +120 odds) is the home-team underdog to Colorado and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). There’s a runline of Rockies -1.5 (+115) and Diamondbacks +1.5 (-135) for this matchup.
The Rockies are 44-44 SU and are 46-41 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 4.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.3 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 45-45 SU and 51-38 ATS. The team has gained 0.4 units for moneyline bettors and 9.9 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in three of those seven.
Arizona games have an over/under record of 44-39-6 so far in 2019. Colorado has been a decent over bet with a total record of 45-36-6.
German Marquez will get the start for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Marquez is 8-3 with a 4.38 ERA and 120 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with nine strikeouts and a 7.50 ERA against Arizona this year.
The Diamondbacks are planning to start lefty Alex Young (1-0, 1.23 ERA), who has six strikeouts and one walks to his name as well as a 0.55 WHIP. Young hasn’t faced the Rockies yet this year and did not pitch in the majors in 2018.
Arizona’s pitching staff has yielded 4.5 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The team’s starters have a 4.19 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.41 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 47 divisional games, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 4.96 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.71.
The Arizona hitters have produced 5.1 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .277/.332/.428 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Diamondbacks’ hitters have been led by Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar. Marte is hitting .311/.358/.558 with 20 home runs, 53 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Escobar’s line is .291/.349/.532 with 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 57 runs.
In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starters own a 5.56 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.98 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.55, along with a WHIP of 1.49 and a K-per-9 of 8.30.
The Rockies offense has slashed .267/.329/.455 on its way to 5.5 runs scored per game this season, including 6.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (0-5 SU).
Colorado’s hitters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon, who have combined to blast 40 home runs. Arenado is slashing .315/.381/.568 with 20 home runs, 67 RBIs and 61 runs scored, while Blackmon (.334/.383/.640) has produced 20 homers, 57 RBIs and 67 runs scored.
The Rockies have gained 5.2 units and are 22-13 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have lost 1.9 units and are 36-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 27 of those games, compared to 31 which went under the total.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER
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The under has hit in three of Colorado’s last seven games.
The Rockies have an OPS of .784 this season, including an OPS of .774 against left-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS stands at .773 overall and .842 against lefties.
Arizona has posted 23.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.0 over its last five.
The Rockies have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit nine over their last 10.