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The Arizona Diamondbacks are paying a visit to Coors Field to take on their divisional rival Colorado Rockies. The matchup starts at 8:40 p.m. ET and you can watch it on either ATRM or FSAZ.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Arizona (+105) as the underdog to Colorado (-115). The total stands at 13.5 runs and bettors can take either the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at -200 for the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +170 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Diamondbacks have gone 59-59 SU this year and are 66-51 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.4 units for moneyline bettors and 10.3 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 53-65 SU and 53-64 ATS. The team has lost 9.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 17.1 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Colorado games have had an over/under record of 58-52-7 in 2019. Arizona has an over/under record of 56-53-8.

The right-handed Merrill Kelly will get the start for Arizona. Kelly (7-12, 4.52 ERA) has racked up 104 strikeouts in 131.1 innings so far. He’s 0-2 with 10 strikeouts and a 6.39 ERA against Colorado this year (two starts).

The Rockies will turn to Peter Lambert (2-3, 6.87 ERA), who’s got 41 strikeouts and 16 walks, along with a 1.58 WHIP. Lambert has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and did not pitch in the majors last season.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 5.8 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 5.79 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.20 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 55 games against NL West opponents, Rockies starters have an ERA of 5.62 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.70.

The Colorado offense is putting up 5.3 runs per outing, including 5.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .270/.324/.420 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado. Blackmon is hitting .323/.368/.597 with 24 home runs, 65 RBIs and 86 runs scored, and Arenado’s line sits at .308/.369/.547 with 26 homers, 87 RBIs and 75 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.28 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.71 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.38, along with a K-per-9 of 8.68.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .258/.330/.444 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Arizona’s hitters have been led by Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar. Marte is hitting .318/.379/.566 with 24 home runs, 67 RBIs and 78 runs scored, while Escobar (.276/.332/.528) has produced 26 homers, 94 RBIs and 72 runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 5.9 units and are 29-42 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 38 of those games, compared to 30 that’ve gone under against righty starters.

Diamondbacks at Rockies Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Arizona has logged eight extra-base hits over its last five games. Colorado has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • Colorado has recorded 23.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.8 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 15 over their last 10.