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Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Game 1- 5/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks (10-14) at Colorado Rockies (11-13)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

J Collmenter (2-3) (2.75) vs. K Kendrick (1-3) (8.36)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -126 / Arizona Diamondbacks +116 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Arizona, ROOT-Rocky Mountain

The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Tuesday at Coors Field in a MLB matchup of NL West teams.

The Colorado Rockies return home after a rough road trip where they lost their last five games. Colorado is 4-6 in their last 10 games, 4-5 at home, and they are in fourth place and five games back in the NL West. As a team the Rockies are hitting .274 with D.J. LeMahieu hitting .392, Nick Hundley hitting .328, and Charlie Blackmon hitting .316. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.92 with the starters at 5.19 and the bullpen at 4.54. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Rockies start Tyler Matzek who has allowed 18 hits and six earned runs while striking out 13 over 20 innings for a 2-0 record and a 2.70 ERA.

Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Game 1- 5/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are struggling and they are in last place in the National League West standings. The Diamondbacks are 4-6 on the road, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last three games. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .252 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .356, Ender Inciarte hitting .315, and Mark Trumbo hitting .286. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.19 with the starters at 3.97 and the bullpen at 4.60. For game one at Colorado the Diamondbacks start Josh Collmenter who has allowed 34 hits and 10 earned runs while striking out 16 over 32.2 innings for a 2-3 record and a 2.76 ERA.

Colorado is 9-2 at home against a team with a losing record, 5-13 in Monday games, and 6-2 in Matzek’s last eight starts against the NL West. Arizona is 9-21 in Monday games, 7-24 as a road underdog, and 104 in Collmenter’s last five starts as an underdog. Arizona is 2-5 in their last seven games against Colorado.

While the Rockies haven’t got it into gear at home this season I look for that to be just a matter of time and I look for them to end their losing here with a win. 

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Colorado Rockies -126

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