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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/8/14

Colorado Rockies (45-68) at Arizona Diamondbacks (49-65)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

Tyler Matzek (L) (2-5) (5.217) vs. Chase Anderson (R) (6-4) (3.191)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -143 / Colorado Rockies +133 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-AZ

The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series on Friday at Chase Field.

The Rockies have lost six of their last seven games and are 24 games below a .500 record. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.93 and have allowed four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Rockies have lost 16 of their last 19 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Justin Morneau has six hits in his last three games and Corey Dickerson has four RBIs in his last two games. Tyler Matzek takes the mound, and he’s 2-6 with a 5.31 ERA and has 37 strikeouts in 59.1 innings. This is Matzek’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/8/14

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The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in the month of August and 17 games below a .500 record. The issues for the Diamondbacks continue to be with their pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. Overall, the Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.32 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Montero has five hits in his last three games and Mark Trumbo has an RBI in three straight games. Starting is Chase Anderson, who is 6-4 with a 3.19 ERA and has 63 strikeouts in 73.1 innings. This is Anderson’s second career game against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 0-5 in Matzeks last 5 road starts and 1-8 in Matzeks last 9 starts overall. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Andersons last 5 starts as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rockies are 17-38 in the last 55 meetings in Arizona.

Both teams are hot garbage and you're not sure what to expect from either. Give me the team that gives me more bang for my buck. 

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Colorado Rockies +133

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