Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will pay a visit to Denver to take on their divisional rival Rockies at Coors Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will showcase the matchup.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Arizona (+125) as the dog to Colorado (-135). The total stands at 10 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -105 and the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds coming in at Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (-170) and Rockies -1.5 runs (+150).

The Rockies are 78-64 straight up (SU) and 73-68 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 15.7 units for moneyline bettors and 4.3 units (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Diamondbacks are 76-67 SU and have gone 72-70 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 2.5 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 7.1 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Rockies games have had an over/under record of 59-76-6 in 2018. The Diamondbacks have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 63-73-6.

The right-handed Zack Godley will get the start for the visiting Diamondbacks. Godley is 14-8 with a 4.51 ERA and 170 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 4.22 ERA against Colorado this year (two starts).

The Rockies are putting the ball in the right hand of German Marquez (11-9, 4.05 ERA), who has 184 strikeouts and 52 walks this season as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Marquez is 1-1 with 22 strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA across four starts against Arizona this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The team’s starters have a 4.31 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.88 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 63 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.10 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.22.

The Colorado offense is putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .255/.317/.552 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Trevor Story and outfielder Charlie Blackmon have led the Rockies’ hitters this year. Story is hitting .293/.348/.555 with 31 home runs, 96 RBIs, 77 runs and 25 stolen bases, and Blackmon’s line sits at .282/.348/.488 with 26 homers, 61 RBIs, 104 runs and 12 steals.

In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.69 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.35 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.31, along with a K-per-9 of 8.14.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .238/.318/.398 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and outfielder David Peralta continue to lead Arizona’s offense. Goldschmidt is slashing .298/.403/.559 with 33 home runs, 82 RBIs and 90 runs scored. Peralta (.297/.355/.519) is up to 26 homers, 76 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have lost 0.4 units and are 48-44 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 42 of those games, as opposed to 47 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 9.0 units and are 42-45 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 41 of those games, compared to 43 that’ve gone under.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in just two of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Diamondbacks have dropped three of their last four games SU.
  • Colorado has posted 20.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 16 over their last 10.