Diamondbacks vs. Rockies - 4/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (10-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (12-13)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
C Bettis (2-1) (3.77) vs. Z Greinke (2-2) (6.16)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -175 / Colorado Rockies +165 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play game two Saturday night.
The Colorado Rockies hope to win back-to-back games for the first time in two weeks. The Rockies can only hope their pitching staff builds on a shutout win Friday, as Colorado has allowed five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies are 6-0 this season when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 27 hits, Nolan Arenado has 21 RBI and Trevor Story has 10 home runs. Chris Rusin gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Rusin is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a strong home win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Diamondbacks have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five of their last six games. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitching staff has been all over the place, and they’re 2-8 in their last 10 games 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. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 6.16 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 7-4 with a 4.16 ERA and 99 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 15-40 in their last 55 during game 2 of a series and 1-10 in Rusins last 11 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 35-16 in their last 51 vs. a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 16-37 in the last 53 meetings in Arizona.
Greinke is back to being Greinke in his last couple of starts, which means Arizona is finally going to get some solid pitching. Both teams can clearly score, but you can't bet against one of the top pitchers in the game.