At 9:40 PM ET, the Colorado Rockies are looking to even up their record after dropping their season opener. They are in Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks, who are 1-0 after a win in their first game. The Rockies are the underdog in this one, with the Diamondbacks being favored.

Cal Quantrill will take the mound for the Rockies, while Merrill Kelly will get the start for the Diamondbacks. The over/under line for this NL West matchup is set at 8.5 runs.


The Pick: OVER 8.5 Runs

This game will be played at Chase Field at 9:40 ET on Friday, March 29th.


  • We have the Diamondbacks winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Rockies to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

The Diamondbacks offense exploded for 16 runs in the previous game of this series against the Rockies, who managed just one run on four hits. Arizona was a big favorite (-229), and the game easily went over the total of 9.5 runs.

Kyle Freeland got the start for the Rockies and took the loss after giving up ten earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings of work. Zac Gallen got the start for Arizona and picked up the win, going five innings and giving up just one run. Despite the lopsided score, the Diamondbacks only hit one home run.

Arizona’s offense did most of its damage in the third inning, scoring 14 runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went off for five RBIs and five runs scored, while Ketel Marte and Gabriel Moreno each drove in three runs.

Rockies Records & Stats

Starting for the Rockies today is Cal Quantrill, who is coming off a season in which he made 19 starts and finished with a record of 4-7. His ERA for the year was 5.24, and he gave up a total of 11 home runs. Quantrill’s WHIP for the season was 1.47, and his FIP was 4.79. Last year, he made a total of eight quality starts and averaged 1.8 walks per game. His strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 1.7, and his strikeout rate per nine innings was 5.24.

When looking at the Rockies’ player projections, we see that Kris Bryant is not only projected to have the most hits on the team, but he also has the highest odds to hit a home run for the Rockies, with the 10th highest odds in the league today. Elias Diaz is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections, with Nolan Jones also having a solid chance to go deep, as his home run projection is 12th in the league today. Charlie Blackmon is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits.

Diamondbacks Records & Stats

Coming off a season in which he made 30 starts, Merrill Kelly will be on the mound for the Diamondbacks in their home opener against the Rockies. Last year, Kelly finished with a record of 12-8 and an ERA of 3.29. His WHIP for the season was 1.19, and he allowed a batting average of .214. In his three appearances against the Rockies last season, Kelly went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.93.

Our model is giving Corbin Carroll the best chance to have a big game at the plate for the Diamondbacks. He has the highest total hits projection on the team and is also our top choice to hit a home run for Arizona. In fact, Carroll’s home run projection is 7th best in the entire league today. If you are looking for another player to potentially hit a home run, Christian Walker has the 9th best odds in the league. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is also a solid option, as his home run projection is 12th best in the league today.