Diamondbacks vs. Rockies - 4/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (9-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (12-12)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
C Rusin (1-0) (2.46) vs. Robbie Ray (1-0) (3.38)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -135 / Colorado Rockies +115 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Colorado Rockies could use a nice road win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Rockies pitching staff has a brutal ERA of 5.93 and has allowed 24 runs in their last three games. The Colorado Rockies have allowed no less than four runs in eight straight games. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 27 hits, Nolan Arenado has 20 RBI and Trevor Story has nine home runs. Tyler Chatwood gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.47 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Chatwood is 3-0 with a 3.42 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a victory that would get them a game above a .500 record. The Diamondbacks allowed 25 runs in their series against the Cardinals and have given up four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks are just 3-11 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 36 hits, Yasmany Tomas has 12 RBI and Welington Castillo has six home runs. Robbie Ray takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.80 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Ray is 1-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 7-1 in their last 8 Friday games and 4-1 in Chatwoods last 5 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Rays last 7 starts. The Rockies are 4-0 in Chatwoods last 4 starts vs. Diamondbacks.
The Rockies are tough to back during their losing streak, as they score a ton but give those runs back with a shaky pitching staff. The Diamondbacks are usually solid on their home field and should get a good outing from Ray. I'll side with Arizona at home here.