Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Free Pick

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are ready to take on their division rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Fox Sports Arizona will be televising the matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (-115) is favored against Arizona (+105) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 12 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). The games current runline odds stand at -200 for betting the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +170 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Diamondbacks have gone 34-29 SU this year and are 31-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 4.5 units for moneyline bettors and 1.4 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 32-32 SU and 30-33 ATS. The teams gained 1.4 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 2.8 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has cashed in all seven of them.

Rockies games have had an over/under record of 28-32-3 so far in 2018. Diamondbacks games have gone under 31 times, gone over 29 times and pushed on two occasions.

Zack Godley will get the nod for the visiting Diamondbacks. The right-handed Godley is 5-5 with a 5.12 ERA and 62 strikeouts. He has yet to face Colorado this year, but he did make three starts against the Rockies in 2017, posting a 3-0 record against them with a 1.71 ERA and 22 strikeouts.

The Rockies are sending lefty Kyle Freeland (6-5, 3.48 ERA) to the mound. Freeland has 62 strikeouts and 22 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.23. Freeland made three starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 1-1 record in 2017, compiling a 1-1 record with a 4.15 ERA and seven strikeouts.

Colorado’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The teams starting pitching staff has a 4.61 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.13 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 30 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 5.17 and the bullpens ERA is 5.93.

The Colorado hitters have put up 4.5 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .278/.338/.487 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon have led the Rockies batters this year. Arenado is hitting .318/.409/.556 with 12 home runs, 36 RBIs and 39 runs scored, and Blackmon’s line is .287/.367/.511 with 13 homers, 31 RBIs and 50 runs.

In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 3.94 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.18 K/9. The bullpen has managed an outstanding ERA of just 2.57, along with a K/9 of 7.96.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .222/.302/.393 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Left fielder David Peralta and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt have paced Arizona’s offense. Peralta is slashing .276/.339/.476 with 11 home runs, 31 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Goldschmidt (.250/.360/.496) has produced 12 homers, 29 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have gained 8.8 units and are 13-10 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 12 of those games, as opposed to nine that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 5.0 units and are 18-21 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 19 of those games, as opposed to 19 that’ve gone under.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • Colorado has recorded 28.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.0 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 12 over their last 10.