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Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/18/14

Arizona Diamondbacks (62-90) at Colorado Rockies (61-91)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

Vidal Nuno (L) (2-11) (4.330) vs. Yohan Flande (L) (0-5) (5.729)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -105 / Arizona Diamondbacks -105 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-AZ, ROOT-RM

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies begin a four-game series Thursday night at Coors Field.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost nine of their last 12 games and are 28 games below a .500 record. While the Diamondbacks pitching staff has been horrible all season, it’s their offense that has been held to three or less runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Diamondbacks have lost 17 straight when scoring three or less runs. Chris Owings has hit in seven of his last eight games and Aaron Hill has gotten on base in seven of his last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.17, which is 25th in the majors. Vidal Nuno gets the ball, and he’s 2-11 with a 4.58 ERA and has 116 strikeouts in 151.1 innings. This will be Nuno’s second career game against the Rockies.

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/18/14

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The Colorado Rockies have lost seven of their last nine games and are 30 games below a .500 record. While scoring a combined 26 runs in their last two games, the Rockies have scored three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Rockies have lost six straight when scoring three or less runs. Justin Morneau has hit in eight of his last 10 games and Charlie Blackmon is coming off a five-hit game. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.88, which is dead last in the majors. Starting is Yohan Flande, who is 0-5 with a 5.04 ERA and has 28 strikeouts in 50 innings. This will be Flande’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 0-5 in Nunos last 5 road starts and 1-11 in Nunos last 12 starts overall. The Rockies are 1-4 in Flandes last 5 home starts and 1-7 in Flandes last 8 starts overall. The Diamondbacks are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

We're pretty much getting crap vs. crap in this matchup. The only thing promised between these two teams is that they give up a ton of runs. Give me the over, but you'd probably be better off avoiding this game altogether. 

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Over 10.5

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