Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Pick
Can the Arizona Diamondbacks stay tough at home and defeat the Colorado Rockies at 9:40PM ET?
Friday, March 30, 2018
Location: Chase Field – Phoenix, Arizona
Weather: Clear, 84 degrees, 6mph winds
Time: 9:40PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Arizona is favored in this game, as the Diamondbacks are getting odds of -160 to win against Colorado. The Rockies are getting a money line of +145 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 8 runs.
The Diamondbacks will have Robbie Ray taking the mound tonight to face Tyler Anderson of the Rockies. Ray is coming off a 2017 where he went 15-5 over 28 starts. Ray had a 2.89 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and 5.0 WAR. He recorded 218 strikeouts with 71 walks. Anderson was 6-6 last year over 15 starts. He had a 4.81 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP. He had 26 walks with 81 strikeouts.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Diamondbacks today. Arizona is currently getting 53 percent of the wagers for this game as the home favorite against the Rockies.
Arizona doesn’t have any hitters listed on the injury report for this game while Colorado has shortstop Pat Valaika as questionable with an oblique injury. He hit .258 for the Rockies last season over 110 games and produced 11 doubles, 13 home runs and 40 RBI.
Arizona picked up an 8-2 win over the Rockies on Thursday for its fourth straight victory over Colorado. The Diamondbacks racked up eight runs on 12 hits. Jake Lamb drove in four runs on two hits while David Peralta had three hits with two runs. Patrick Corbin got the win and pitched 5.2 innings, allowing the two runs with eight strikeouts.
Jon Gray allowed three runs over four innings to take the loss for Colorado. The bullpen then allowed another five runs. Chris Iannetta had three hits to lead the Rockies while Nolan Arenado had two hits and drove in a run.
Dating back to last season, Colorado has not been able to produce at the plate when on the road like it has at home. It showed up again on Thursday and now they face a top Arizona pitcher in Ray. Anderson hasn’t been anything special on the road, so look for the Diamondbacks to put up another high total at the plate.
MLB PREDICTIONS: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS -160