Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
The Colorado Rockies were swept by the host Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week to fall 2.5 games back in the NL West standings. Can Colorado bounce back tonight as it opens a series at the Arizona Diamondbacks?
961 Colorado Rockies at 962 Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, September 21, 2018
Chase Field at 9:40PM ET
TV: FS-A (ARI)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Diamondbacks are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +105 underdog, while the total sits at 7 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on host Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Rockies swept at Dodgers
Colorado fell by a count of 5-2 Wednesday night in the finale at Los Angeles to go from half a game up in the NL West standings to 2.5 games down in a matter of three days. David Dahl was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run in the defeat. Ian Desmond finished 1-for-4 and drove in both runs. Scott Oberg took the loss in relief as he allowed three earned runs on two hits plus a walk in one-third of an inning.
D-backs dominate in one-hitter
Robbie Ray combined with three relievers to throw a one-hitter Wednesday night in a 9-0 home victory over the Cubs to avoid a three-game sweep. Ray threw the first six innings as he allowed one hit with eight strikeouts and four walks. Jon Jay was 2-for-4 from the leadoff spot to help pace the offense. Christian Walker went 1-for-4 with a 3-run homer. Patrick Kivlehan was 2-for-3 with two triples and two runs. Chris Owings went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. Jeff Mathis was 1-for-4 with a 2-run homer.
German Marquez (12-10, 3.96 ERA) will start tonight for the the Rockies, while the Diamondbacks counter with Zack Greinke (14-10, 3.20).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 9-1 in the last 10 Marquez starts overall. Colorado is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.
The D-backs are 12-5 in their last 17 Friday games. The under is 6-2-1 in the last nine Greinke starts versus Colorado.
Arizona rested most of its starters Wednesday in what was essentially a white flag for this season, although the reserves led the way to a rout. Marquez has been awesome the last couple months and aside from one poor inning his last start, he was solid once again. I like Colorado here as it's the team with something to play for and will want to get the bad taste of the LA series out of its mouth quickly.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO ROCKIES +105