Arizona Diamondbacks (32-28) vs Colorado Rockies (31-29)Date : 06/08/2018
Time : 8:40 PM ET
Location : Coors Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
The NL West rivals will be facing off for the second time this season with the D-Backs winning the first series meet 2-1. Both teams are separated by only one game, the Rockies will look to pick things up again after losing two straight series against the Giants and the Dodgers as for the D-Backs their offense has finally picked up again winning two series in a row.
Arizona Diamondbacks 's Latest Performance :
The D-Backs were able to bounce back from the series opener lost against the Giants winning the second game and giving them a chance to win 3 straight series. The D-Backs are now back on top of the NL West division and are starting to look like the team that started the season hot by winning 9 straight series. In the last 2 series, the D-Backs managed to score 42 runs, the D-Backs are now ranked 26th in scoring with 236 runs scored this season, but their pitching in these last few games has been phenomenal as a team the D-Backs are ranked 4th in pitching with a 3.39 ERA Patrick Corbin came through big time for the D-Backs as he held the Giants hitless until the 8th inning, he gave up four hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. Playing against the Rockies on the road for an opportunity to run away with the division will be the D-Backs greatest challenge yet.
Chris Owings has been playing really well for the D-Backs as of late, he went 2 for 4 with 2 hits and an RBI scored in his last time out, everytime he steps up to the plate you can clearly see that he is gaining confidence with his swings since his return from injury. He should play a Major role for the D-Backs when they visit the Rockies at Coor Field.
Paul Goldschmidt finished 3-for-4 with a double, he starting to look like his old self on the plate after been slumping for so long, the D-Backs will need his offense against the Rockies. He has pushed his average up from .198 to .220 while posting seven RBI just since May 22 and is trending in the right direction, he chose a perfect time to play well. Bear in mind, He has never hit lower than .286 in a full season.
Pitching for the D-Backs will be Zack Greinke. He has thrown quality starts in four of his past five outings, posting a 2.56 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings. He faced the Rockies on March 31, allowing one run across 5 2/3 innings while striking out nine.
Colorado Rockies's Latest Performance :
The Rockies will have another shot to go back on top of the NL West division as they will be playing the D-Backs in a 3 game series, the Rockies have a record of 31-29 they trail the D-Backs by only a game in the loss column. The Rockies aren’t doing too well at home this season they are 11-16 on the season. The Rockies scored 23 runs in their last 4 losses. The Rockies were able to end their 4 games losing streak with a road win against the Reds. The problem with the Rockies right now is mental aspect of the game, they have the talent to be a great team but they must do a better job playing at home because when it comes to the playoffs and they can’t protect their home pitch they will be in big trouble.
Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI. He is now 14 for 32 over his last 8 games he has made adjustments to his swing that have helped slow things down at the plate, he is allowing the ball to come to him he is playing with more composure compared to before. If he is able to keep this batting performance up he might see more time on the plate for the Rockies in the future. He will have to play a major role if the Rockies are going to beat the D-Backs at home.
Pitching for the Rockies will be German Marquez. He has pitched well over his last three starts, going 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts. He’s winless in eight career appearances (seven starts) vs. the D-backs, but he didn’t allow an earned run in five innings against them on March 31.
How Arizona Diamondbacks & Colorado Rockies Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 games on grass.
Diamondbacks are 3-7 in their last 10 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Arizona Diamondbacks
My reason for the pick :
The D-Backs will be able to extend their lead over the Rockies in the NL West division, Greinke will outpitch Marquez. This game will go down to the wire as there is a lot at stake, the D-Backs has the momentum winning 2 straight series and I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon. Goldschmidt will be able to carry over his batting numbers in the previous series on the road against the Rockies. This game will be decided by pitching so expect a low scoring game.
Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks :
- Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Betting trends for Colorado Rockies:
- Rockies are 11-16 when playing at home this season.