Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Free Preview

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The Colorado Rockies are facing off against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. The action will be televised nationally on Fox and the game gets underway 7:15 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (-135) is favored over Arizona (+125) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 12 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds sitting at Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (-170) and Rockies -1.5 runs (+150).

The Diamondbacks have gone 33-29 SU this year and are 30-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.5 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 0.1 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 32-31 SU and 30-32 ATS. They’ve gained 2.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 1.1 units ATS.

Colorado games have had an over/under record of 27-32-3 so far in 2018. Diamondbacks games have gone under 31 times, gone over 28 times and pushed on two occasions.

The right-handed Matt Koch will get the start for Arizona. Koch is 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA and 31 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies are turning to righty Chad Bettis (4-1, 4.02 ERA), who has 47 punchouts and 22 walks as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Bettis only made one start against the Diamondbacks in 2017 (0-1, 135.00 ERA across zero and 1-third innings).

As a unit, Colorado’s pitching staff has yielded 4.9 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 4.54 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.16 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 29 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 5.01 and the bullpens ERA is 6.04.

The Colorado hitters are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .271/.341/.447 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies batters have been led by Nolan Arenado, who is hitting .324/.416/.566 with 12 home runs, 36 RBIs and 39 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.87 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.26 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.62, along with a K/9 of 7.89.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .220/.299/.388 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Arizona’s offense has been spearheaded by David Peralta. Peralta is slashing .264/.329/.464 with 11 home runs, 28 RBIs and 27 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks just took the previous game in the series by a final score of nine runs to four.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in seven of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 10 over their last 10.
  • Arizona has recorded 23.9 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.6 over its last five.