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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (34-44) at Arizona Diamondbacks (37-41)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

C Rusin (3-2) (4.69) vs. J Hellickson (5-5) (5.38)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -137 / Colorado Rockies +127 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Arizna, ROOT-Rocky Mountain

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies face off on Thursday at Chase Field in game one of their MLB series of National League West teams.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost their last two games and they are four games under .500 for the season. The Diamondbacks the 4-6 in their last 10 games, 19-20 at home this season, and they are seven games behind the Dodgers in the NL West standings. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .261 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .354, A.J. Pollock hitting .296, and Ender Inciarte hitting .287. The Arizona pitching staff has an ERA of 4.32 with the starters at 4.61 and the bullpen at 3.83. For game one against the Rockies the Diamondbacks start Jeremy Hellickson who has allowed 94 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 70 over 83.2 innings for a 5-5 record and a 5.38 ERA.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Rockies are 10 games under .500 and are in last place in the NL West. The Rockies are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 17-22 on the road, and they trail the Dodgers by 10 games in the standings. As a team the Rockies are hitting .269 with Troy Tulowitzki hitting .320, Wilin Rosario hitting .303, and D.J. LeMahieu hitting .296. As a team the Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.92 with the starters at 5.01 and the bullpen at 4.77. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Rockies start Christopher Rusin who has allowed  52 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 26 over 40.1 innings for a 3-2 record and a 4.69 ERA.

Arizona is 4-0 as a home favorite, 15-7 at home against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 in Hellickson’s last five starts against the NL West. Colorado is 19-42 in their last 61 game one of a series, 23-60 in their last 83 road games, and 0-4 in Rusin’s last four road starts. Colorado is 2-5 in their last seven games against Arizona.

This one is all about the lesser of two evils and it is one at least as a winning side play I wont be touching but it is a lean to Arizona.

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Arizona Diamondbacks -137

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