MLB Betting Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies – July 12, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Coors Field in Denver, Colorado
When: Thursday, July 12th at 3:10 PM ET
Spread: Colorado Rockies -115
Quick Pick: Colorado Rockies -115 for 2 units
BookMaker has the Colorado Rockies listed as -115 money line against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Colorado Rockies enter this game winners of three of their last five including a 2-1 series win on the road over the weekend against the Seattle Mariners that concluded with a 4-6 loss and have split the first two games of this series losing the first and winning the second on Wednesday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks enter this game winners of three of their last five including a 2-2 series split over the weekend at home against the San Diego Padres that concluded on Sunday with a 3-4 loss and have split the
first two games of this series winning the first and losing the second on Wednesday night. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 51-42 overall and 25-19 on the road. The Arizona Diamondbacks remain at the top of the AL West even though they have stumbled lately, so have the Dodgers and Rockies. They are currently nine games above .500 and are in 1st place in the NL West-leading the 2nd place Los Angeles Dodgers by 1 game.
Arizona is 25-19 on the road, 22-19 after a loss, 23-16 in divisional games and 22-18 as an underdog. Robbie Ray will take the mound on Thursday for the Colorado Rockies. Ray is 3-1 on the season with a 5.23 ERA with 65 strikeouts over 43 innings pitched.
Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in home runs and runs with 20 home runs and 60 runs. David Peralta leads the team in RBIs with 52. Arizona is averaging 4.48 runs per game which ranks 12th in the MLB. The Diamondbacks are allowing 3.78 runs per game which ranks 5th in the MLB.
The Rockies are 47-45 overall and 19-23 at home. The Rockies remain on the outside looking in and will need to make a run in order to get close to making the playoffs. They are currently two games over .500 and are in 4th place in the NL West behind the Diamondbacks, Dodgers, and Giants and trail the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks by 3.5 games.
Colorado is 19-23 at home, 26-20 after a win, 20-22 in divisional games and 23-24 as a favorite. Kyle Freeland is 8-6 on the season with an ERA of 3.18 with 88 strikeouts over 110 1/3rd innings pitched. Nolan Arenado leads the team in home runs and RBIs with 23 home runs and 64 RBIs.
Charlie Blackmon leads the team in runs with 66. Colorado is averaging 4.67 runs per game which ranks 9th in the MLB. The Rockies are allowing 4.99 runs per game which ranks 24th in the MLB.
Colorado wins the series with a win on Thursday
The Rockies have been below .500 at home, but now that the weather has warmed up they are playing a lot better at home and putting up more runs. Robbie Ray had a CY Young caliber season last year, but this year has been the complete opposite as he has an ERA above 5.00, but many will only look at his record which is 3-1. I look for Ray to struggle in a hitter’s park and to give up a good amount of runs and ultimately lose the game against the Rockies. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.