Rockies vs Diamondbacks MLB Lines, Betting Analysis & Pick

Rockies vs Diamondbacks MLB Lines, Betting Analysis & Pick

Written by on August 19, 2019

The Colorado Rockies will be looking to extend their winning ways in the hopes of improving their slim postseason chances when they host an Arizona Diamondbacks that is looking to do the same thing as we head into the final few weeks of regular season action. With both of these NL West division rivals in all-out desperation mode, let’s find out which teams is offering the best value against their MLB betting odds in this one.

Rockies vs Diamondbacks MLB Lines, Betting Analysis & Pick

Starting Pitchers

  • Rockies RH Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-4, 6.57 ERA)
  • Diamondbacks RH Zac Gallen (2-3, 2.58)

Weather Forecast

  • Sunny: 42°C/107°F
  • Humidity: 10%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 9 mph WNW
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Type of Stadium: Retractable

Why Bet On Colorado at +160?

The Rockies are on a nice roll right now, having won four straight including a narrow 7-6 win over Miami on Sunday night. Colorado has scored seven runs or more three times over their last four while putting 11 on the board against the Marlins on Saturday. While the Rockies rank a fantastic seventh in scoring (5.3 rpg), they’ve been pretty abysmal on the mound in allowing 5.5 runs per game to rank 29th in runs allowed.

For this contest, the Rockies will hand the ball to right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez as he looks to get his first victory of the season. The 27-year-old gave up five earned runs in his last start against San Diego and he’s an awful 0-3 on the road with 13 runs and 20 hits allowed over 15.2 innings.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs: 5.32
  • Hits: 9.41
  • Walks: 2.98
  • Strike Outs: 9.13
Defense:
  • Runs: 5.82
  • Hits: 9.72
  • Walks: 3.43
  • Strike Outs: 8.03

Why Bet On Arizona at -180?

The Diamondbacks picked up a big, 6-1 win over San Francisco on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak and keep their faint playoff hopes alive. While Arizona has scored six runs or more in three straight and four times in their last five, they’ve also allowed seven runs or more four times and 10 or more, twice. The D-Backs rank a solid ninth in scoring (5.2 rpg) and respectable 12th in runs allowed (4.4 rpg).

For this matchup, Arizona will hand the ball to right-hander Zac Gallen.  The 24-year-old has not allowed more than two earned runs in an impressive seven consecutive starts while limiting Colorado to two earned runs on nine hits in 4.0 innings of a 9-3 win in his last start.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs: 5.19
  • Hits: 9.09
  • Walks: 3.28
  • Strike Outs: 8.27
Defense:
  • Runs: 4.70
  • Hits: 8.71
  • Walks: 3.13
  • Strike Outs: 8.68

Rockies vs Diamondbacks MLB Betting Trends

  • Rockies are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the Rockies’ last 8 games when playing on the road against Arizona
  • Cardinals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Diamondbacks’ last 6 games against Colorado

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Rockies vs Diamondbacks

The Rockies are a pitiful 5-16 in their last 21 games against their NL West division rivals and just 7-19 in their last 26 road games. Unfortunately for Arizona, they’ve gone an uninspiring 4-9 in their last 13 games following a win and just 1-4 in their last five games against their NL West division rivals. With the Rockies going an impressive 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Arizona and playing well right now, I love the value that Colorado is offering in this one!

Pick: Colorado 6 Arizona 4