Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Arizona Diamondbacks will face off against their NL West rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The matchup gets going at 3:10 p.m. ET and you can watch it on FB.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Odds

Arizona (+120) is the underdog to Colorado (-130) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 10.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at -175 for the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +155 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Rockies are 80-65 straight up (SU) and 74-70 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 14.7 units for moneyline bettors and 2.8 units (ATS). The Diamondbacks have gone 77-69 SU this year and are 73-72 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 4.0 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 5.7 units ATS.

Colorado games have had an over/under record of 61-77-6 in 2018. Arizona has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 65-74-6.

Right-hander Clay Buchholz is projected to start for the visiting Diamondbacks. Buchholz is 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA and 81 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies are sending lefty Kyle Freeland (14-7, 2.91 ERA) to the mound. Freeland has 153 strikeouts and 63 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.24. Freeland is 0-1 with 15 strikeouts and a 4.96 ERA across three starts against Arizona this year.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitchers have given up 4.8 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have a 4.32 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.81 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 66 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.13 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.06.

Colorado’s offense has put up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .314/.352/.587 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Rockies’ hitters have been led by shortstop Trevor Story and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Story is slashing .291/.345/.554 with 32 home runs, 100 RBIs, 78 runs and 25 stolen bases, while Blackmon’s line sits at .286/.352/.491 with 26 homers, 62 RBIs and 107 runs.

For the visitors, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.73 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.33 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.45, along with a WHIP of 1.21.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .238/.317/.398 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and outfielder David Peralta continue to lead Arizona’s offense. Goldschmidt is slashing .300/.403/.560 with 33 home runs, 83 RBIs and 92 runs scored, while Peralta (.295/.353/.518) has produced 27 homers, 78 RBIs and 71 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have lost 2.1 units and are 24-26 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 9.0 units and are 43-46 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 42 of those games, compared to 44 that went under the total.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in five of Arizona’s last seven games.
  • Arizona has recorded 19.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 19 over their last 10.