The Diamondbacks (71-68, 37-35 home) will host the Rockies (51-87, 22-49 away) in game three of this NL West series. Starting for the Diamondbacks is Zach Davies, while the Rockies are giving the ball to Chris Flexen. Read on to see my pick for this showdown between Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
COLORADO ROCKIES VS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Chase Field at 3:40 ET on Wednesday, September 6th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO ROCKIES:
- The Rockies will be taking on a Diamondbacks club that is just 1-2 vs. the runline in their last three games.
- Over their last three games as the favorite, the Diamondbacks are just 1-2 against the runline.
- The Diamondbacks’ are just 6-8 in Zach Davies’ 14 starts.
COLORADO ROCKIES SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
On an overall record of 51-87, the Rockies are 5th in the NL West. In their 43 series, Colorado has gone 14-26-3 which includes losing each of their last three sets. On the road, the Rockies are 22-49 and are 29-38 at home.
The Rockies will turn to starter Chris Flexen, who has a 1-6 record this season. In his 24 appearances, he has posted an ERA of 6.89 and a K/9 of 6.55. His FIP stands at 6.68, while his OBP is .374.
Chris Flexen’s last outing for the Rockies ended in a no-decision, as he pitched 5 2/3 innings while giving up four runs on seven hits. Despite his efforts, Colorado fell to the Blue Jays 13-9.
The Rockies’ offense comes into today’s game with a collective batting average of .248 and are averaging 4.4 runs per game for the season. Looking at their five most recent games, Colorado has gone deep two times, which is ranked 12th in that time. To date, the team’s OPS is .710 to go along with an on base percentage of .309.
Nolan Jones has been a bright spot in the Rockies’ offense over their last five games, leading the team in hits while batting .407. He has been a consistent force all season long, with a .282 average and 44 RBIs.
WILL THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into this divisional matchup vs. the Rockies, the Diamondbacks have an overall record of 71-68. This mark includes going 26-23 against divisional foes. Currently, they are 2nd in the NL West. Arizona’s overall series record sits at 23-18-4.
The Diamondbacks will turn to Zach Davies, who has compiled a 2-5 record in 14 appearances. His ERA is 6.45, while his K/9 is 7.51 and FIP is 4.47. Additionally, he has allowed an opposing OBP of .343 this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks earned a victory in Zach Davies’ most recent start, beating the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. Davies pitched six frames, surrendering four hits and one earned run to earn the win and improve his record.
Having gone deep 6 times in their last five games, the Diamondbacks are 8th in that span. At 4.6 runs per game, Arizona is 14th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .252 while hitting a total of 151 home runs (17th).
The Diamondbacks have been bolstered by the offensive performance of Corbin Carroll this season. The outfielder has a .280 batting average and has driven in 68 runs, while also hitting 24 home runs.