Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks hold a half-game lead over the Colorado Rockies in the jam-packed NL West standings. Will Colorado win at home tonight over Arizona in the start of a three-game series to take the lead in the division?
Friday, June 8, 2018
Coors Field at 8:40PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet RM (COL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Diamondbacks are a -106 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a -104 underdog, while the over-under is set at 10.5 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
D-backs drop two of three at Giants
The race in the NL West tightened somewhat with Arizona losing two of three at San Francisco, falling 5-4 in 10 innings in Wednesday's series finale. The good news for Arizona is that slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is breaking out of his slump, going 4-for-5 with three doubles plus a run and two RBIs. Daniel Descalso had a double plus a walk and two RBIs in four at-bats. Chris Owings went 1-for-3 and drew two walks. Andrew Chafin suffered the loss as he allowed the game-winning run in the 10th, coming after Brad Boxberger allowed two runs in the ninth to blow the save.
Rockies unable to complete sweep over Reds
Colorado lost a 13-inning marathon Thursday afternoon at the Reds by a count of 7-5, coming after the Rockies had won the previous two games in the series. Colorado blew a 5-2 lead, giving up two in the eighth and another in the ninth. D.J. LeMahieu paced the Colorado offense by going 1-for-5 with a double and scoring a pair of runs. Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-6, while Nolan Arenado went 2-for-5 plus a walk. Carlos Gonzalez was also 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Mike Tauchman finished 2-for-5 with a double and two runs. Ryan McMahon added a triple, a run scored and and RBI. Chris Rusin took the loss in relief after Wade Davis blew the save in the ninth.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 2-11 in their last 13 road games. Arizona is 8-18 in its last 26 games overall.
The over is 7-0-2 in the last nine Rockies games overall. The under is 9-3 in Marquez's last 12 home starts.
Greinke hasn't been dominant lately, although more often than not perfectly sufficient. Marquez usually pitches fairly well at Coors Field and I trust him more here. Arizona has played a bit better of late, but still was unable to take the series at the Giants. I feel more comfortable betting on host Colorado here in what is almost a pick'em spot.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO ROCKIES -104