Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/5/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (24-36) at Colorado Rockies (28-29)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Bronson Arroyo (R) (4-4) (4.390) vs. Juan Nicasio (R) (5-3) (4.065)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -139 / Arizona Diamondbacks +129 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-AZ, ROOT-RM
The Arizona Diamondbacks can sweep the Colorado Rockies with a win on Thursday night.
The Diamondbacks are playing some of their best baseball of the season, winning five of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks are also coming off their most impressive win of the season on Wednesday, which was a 16-8 victory over the Rockies. The Diamondbacks have scored 20 runs in this series and are 20-12 this season when scoring more than three runs. Of course, a Diamondbacks pitching staff with an ERA of 4.43 has prevented a lot of wins this season. Getting the nod is Bronson Arroyo, who is 4-4 with a 4.39 ERA and has 37 strikeouts in 67.2 innings. Arroyo is 4-4 with a 4.94 ERA in 14 career games against the Rockies.
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The Rockies have fallen off a cliff with eight losses in their last nine games. The Rockies also have a poor pitching staff with an ERA of 4.23 and it has shown more than ever. The Rockies have allowed four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games, including six straight. Offensively, Troy Tulowitzki has four hits and three RBI in this series. Juan Nicasio gets the start, and he’s 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA and has 39 strikeouts in 62 innings. Nicasio is 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA in six career starts against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League West and 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 5-1 in Nicasio's last 6 starts as a favorite and 7-2 in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
With the way the Rockies have been playing the last week or so, you can't help but ride the hot hand of the Diamondbacks. It may not be pretty, but Arizona has value in this spot.