Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Pick
Will the Arizona Diamondbacks avoid falling below the .500 mark when they go on the road to face the Colorado Rockies tonight at 8:40PM ET?
953 Arizona Diamondbacks vs. 954 Colorado Rockies
Monday, August 12, 2019
8:40PM ET – Coors Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rockies are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win, while the Diamondbacks are listed with odds of +100 to win. The over/under total has been set at a lofty 14 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 58 percent going on the Rockies at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Diamondbacks fall to Dodgers
After picking up a win in the series opener in Los Angeles, the Diamondbacks lost back-to-back games to the Dodgers the past two days. Arizona is 59-59 on the season, 32-31 on the road and 58-54 with the over. Merrill Kelly is getting the start for Arizona tonight. He is 7-12 on the season with a 4.52 ERA.
Arizona is solid on the plate and on the mound this year, ranking in the top 10 in the league in both categories. The Diamondbacks are posting a 4.32 team ERA this year with a 1.29 team WHIP. At the plate, Arizona is averaging 5.14 runs per game while batting .258 as a team. Eduardo Escobar is leading the team with 20 doubles, 26 home runs and 94 RBI. Ketel Marte is adding 25 doubles, 24 home runs and 67 RBI.
Rockies end skid
Colorado ended a five-game losing streak on Sunday when they earned an 8-3 victory over the Padres. The Rockies are 53-65 overall, 29-27 at home and 59-54 with the over. Colorado has Peter Lambert getting the start this evening. He is 2-3 on the season with a 6.87 ERA.
The Rockies have a great hitting team but struggle on the mound. Colorado has a 5.56 team ERA with a 1.48 team WHIP this season. At the plate, Colorado is averaging 5.29 runs per game while batting .267. The Rockies are being led by Nolan Arenado, who has 23 doubles, 26 home runs and 87 RBI. Trevor Story is adding 30 doubles, 26 home runs and 66 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last seven road games and they have lost Kelly’s last four road starts.
The Rockies are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and they have lost four straight following a win.
Kelly hasn’t had good results over the last month, losing six straight decisions while Arizona has lost his last seven starts. Not all have been on him, but he has seen his ERA grow by 0.59 in that span. Lambert hasn’t been much better. He just gave up nine runs to Houston last week and he has allowed multiple runs in nine straight starts. Both teams can hit the ball, so this should be high scoring, but I will go with the home team in a hitting contest.
MLB Prediction: Colorado Rockies -115