Diamondbacks vs. Rockies - 4/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (11-8) at Arizona Diamondbacks (8-11)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
J Lyles (2-1) (2.92) vs. J Collmenter (1-3) (3.65)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -114 / Colorado Rockies +104 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-AZ
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have allowed 16 runs in this series and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Rockies have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 28 hits and 13 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado have combined for 27 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost four of their last five road games. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 1-2 with a 6.46 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Diamondbacks scored 12 runs in Tuesday’s win and have topped three runs in four of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Ender Inciarte and A.J. Pollock have combined for 48 hits and 16 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt has 19 RBI. Five of the Arizona Diamondbacks nine wins this season have come on their home field. Josh Collmenter takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 3.65 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Collmenter is 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 13-42 in their last 55 road games and 3-7 in Lyles' last 10 starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-20 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Collmenters last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in Collmenters last 7 starts vs. Rockies.
In a battle between two teams that are pretty much the same in that they give up tons of runs, I'm taking the side that's giving me plus money. However, the best bet would be to leave this game alone.