Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Pick 08/21/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-08-21

Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies will face off against their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The game will begin at 3:40 p.m. ET and the action will be shown on YouT.

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (getting +105 odds) is coming into this matchup as an underdog against Colorado and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). This game currently has a runline of Rockies -1.5 (+130) and Diamondbacks +1.5 (-150).

The Diamondbacks are 64-63 straight up (SU) and 70-56 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 0.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 9.3 units ATS. Arizona has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Rockies have gone 57-69 SU this year and are 57-68 against the spread. They’ve lost 7.3 units for moneyline bettors and 17.7 units ATS. Colorado is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Diamondbacks games have had an over/under record of 59-57-10 in 2019. The Rockies have an over/under record of 60-56-9.

Jon Gray is getting the nod for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Gray (11-8, 3.84 ERA) has racked up 150 strikeouts in 150 innings so far. He’s 1-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 3.31 ERA against Arizona this year (three starts).

The Diamondbacks are sending righty Mike Leake (9-9, 4.64 ERA) to the mound. Leake has 108 strikeouts and 22 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.33. Leake hasn’t faced the Rockies yet this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-0, 1.50 ERA and four strikeouts across six innings).

Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 4.36 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.46 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.7 K/9. In 60 games against NL West foes, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 5.14 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.65.

The Arizona hitters have produced 5.2 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 6.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .271/.332/.565 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Diamondbacks’ offense has been led by Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar. Marte is slashing .319/.380/.569 with 26 home runs, 74 RBIs and 84 runs scored, and Escobar’s line sits at .271/.326/.528 with 28 homers, 100 RBIs and 78 runs.

In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 5.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.75 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 7.78 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.24, along with a K-per-9 of 8.45.

The Rockies offense has slashed .269/.331/.460 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Colorado’s offense has been sparked by right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado, who’ve collectively blasted 58 home runs. Blackmon is slashing .329/.375/.612 with 27 home runs, 70 RBIs and 95 runs scored, while Arenado is hitting .302/.361/.557 with 31 homers, 96 RBIs and 81 runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 4.8 units and are 32-46 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 40 of those games, compared to 34 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have lost 3.8 units and are 50-39 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 38 of those games, compared to 45 which went under the total.

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER


Betting Trends

Colorado has logged 20 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Arizona has 23 XBH over its last five.

The Rockies have an OPS of .791 this season and an OPS of .782 against right-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS sits at .781 overall and .745 versus righties.

Colorado has posted 26.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 26.2 over its last five.

The Rockies have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.

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