Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Matchup

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David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks are set to face off against their divisional rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in a Saturday night game. The matchup begins at 8:10 p.m. ET and you can catch it on both ATRM and FSAZ.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Las Vegas has Arizona (+120) as the underdog to Colorado (-130). If you’re thinking the game’s total is going to finish under 11 runs, then bookmakers are offering -120 odds. Taking the over will return even money (+100). There’s a runline of Diamondbacks +1.5 (-175) and Rockies -1.5 (+155) for this matchup.

The Diamondbacks have gone 19-13 SU this year and are 22-9 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season and 11.9 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 15-18 SU and 16-16 ATS. They’ve lost 1.6 units for moneyline bettors and 1.8 units ATS.

Neither squad has been a strong over/under play this season. Rockies games have had an over/under record of 14-16-2 so far in 2019. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 15-14-2.

Luke Weaver is getting the start for Arizona. The right-handed Weaver is 2-1 with a 3.73 ERA and 36 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-0, 5.40 ERA and four strikeouts across 3.1 innings).

The Rockies will deploy lefty Kyle Freeland (2-4, 4.81 ERA) to the mound. Freeland has 33 strikeouts and 12 walks as well as a 1.22 WHIP. Freeland made five starts against the Diamondbacks in 2018, compiling a 2-1 record with a 3.64 ERA and 27 strikeouts.

Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.25 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.10 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.15, along with a K-per-9 of 8.69.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .264/.328/.468 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

David Peralta and Eduardo Escobar have led Arizona’s offense. Peralta is slashing .305/.348/.511 with four home runs, 20 RBIs and 20 runs scored, while Escobar (.305/.376/.551) is up to six homers, 19 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

For the home team, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have a 5.24 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.52 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.0 K/9. In 10 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.82 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.02.

Colorado’s hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 7.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .239/.327/.443 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon. Arenado is hitting .308/.347/.594 with nine home runs, 27 RBIs and 25 runs scored, while Blackmon’s line is .287/.342/.485 with four homers, 19 RBIs and 18 runs.

The Diamondbacks have gained 4.0 units and are 8-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in seven of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 0.6 units and are 11-11 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 11 of those games, as opposed to 10 which went under the total.

Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in four of Arizona’s last seven games.
  • Arizona fielders have six errors over the last five outin, compared to just zero errors for Colorado over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have an OPS of .796 this season and an OPS of .873 against left-handed pitchers. The Rockies’ OPS sits at .725 overall and .683 against lefties.