MLB Betting Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies – 9/10/2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Coors Field in Denver, Colorado
When: Monday, September 10th at 8:40 PM ET
Spread: Colorado Rockies -138
Quick Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +118 for 2 units
BetDSI has the Colorado Rockies listed as -138 money line favorites over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Colorado Rockies enter this game winners of three of their last five but are coming off a 1-2 series loss over the weekend at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers that concluded with a 6-9 loss on Sunday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks enter this game, losers of three of their last five including a 1-3 series loss at home against the Atlanta Braves over the weekend that concluded with a 5-9 loss on Sunday.
Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 76-67 overall and 39-32 on the road. The Diamondbacks would be out of the playoffs right now if the season ended today, as they are 2.5 games back in the division and 3 games back for the 2nd wild-card spot.
They are currently nine games above .500 and are in 3rd place in the division behind the Rockies and Dodgers and trail the division-leading Colorado Rockies by 2.5 games. Arizona is 39-32 on the road, 36-30 after a loss, 35-28 in divisional games and 27-24 as an underdog.
Zack Godley will take the mound on Monday for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Godley is 14-8 on the season with a 4.51 ERA with 170 strikeouts over 159 2/3rd innings pitched.
Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in home runs, RBIs and runs with 33 home runs, 82 RBIs and 89 runs. Arizona is averaging 4.38 runs per game which ranks 18th in the MLB. The Diamondbacks are allowing 3.82 runs per game which ranks 3rd in the MLB.
The Rockies are 78-64 overall and 38-32 at home. The Rockies would be the 3rd seed in the playoffs if the season ended today as they would be the NL West division winners.
They are currently fourteen games above .500 and lead the NL West by .5 games over the 2nd place Los Angeles Dodgers. Colorado is 38-32 at home, 31-32 after a loss, 34-29 in divisional games and 41-30 as a favorite.
German Marquez will take the mound on Monday for the Colorado Rockies. Marquez is 11-9 on the season with an ERA of 4.05 with 184 strikeouts over 164 1/3rd innings pitched.
Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story are tied for the team lead in home runs with 31 apiece. Trevor Story leads the team in RBIs with 95. Charlie Blackmon leads the team in runs with 101.
Colorado is averaging 4.70 runs per game which ranks 10th in the MLB. The Rockies are allowing 4.77 runs per game which ranks 21st in the MLB.
Arizona wins on the road
Both of these teams are playoff caliber and both could realistically represent the NL in the World Series. Colorado is a better team on the road than they are at home and have winning percentages in the four major categories in this game. I look for them to win a close game on the road and pull closer to the division-leading Colorado Rockies. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.