Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Friday Pick
National League West rivals the Rockies and Diamondbacks open a new series on Friday night at 9:10 p.m. ET from Chase Field. Will Colorado pull off the upset as a heavy underdog tonight on the road?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 5, 2019
9:10 p.m. ET, Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 67% of the betting tickets are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Rockies on the moneyline.
Colorado Rockies Fantasy Spin
Ian Desmond went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Astros. The Rockies pushed across five runs in the fifth inning to take a short-lived lead, with Desmond's bases-loaded, two-run double counting as the biggest hit in the rally. The good showing was the latest in what's been a very good first half for the 33-year-old, who's hitting .283/.338/.518 through Tuesday's game. Desmond should continue to get run as the team's starting center fielder while he's producing like this at the dish
Arizona Diamondbacks Fantasy Spin
David Peralta is undergoing an MRI on his right shoulder. Peralta made an early exit from Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers after experiencing tightness in the shoulder. He missed a chunk of time between late May and early June with a very similar issue and has posted an underwhelming 252/.342/.388 batting line with two home runs in 27 games since returning. The veteran outfielder may be headed back to the injured list.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 5-1 in their last six road games versus a team with a losing home record.
The Diamondbacks have won five of Zack Greinke’s last six starts.
The Rockies are a perfect 6-0 in their last six games against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field and are 18-4 in their last 22 meetings with Arizona overall. The Diamondbacks are also 3-7 in Greinke’s last 10 home starts versus the Rockies and are 0-4 in his last four outings versus Colorado overall. Finally, the Rockies have won five of Antonio Senzatela’s last seven starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings versus National League West rivals.
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +170