Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (34-41) at Colorado Rockies (34-38)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Z Greinke (10-3) (3.54) vs. E Butler (2-4) (6.26)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +138 / Arizona Diamondbacks -148 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Arizona Diamondbacks travel to Coors Field to face the Colorado Rockies in NL West action.
The Arizona Diamondbacks know they need a big run to remain a factor in the National League West. The Diamondbacks had won five in a row before both the arms and bats struggled in a 5-2 defeat at Toronto on Thursday afternoon. D-Backs starter Robbie Ray fell to 4-6 with four runs allowed on four hits including a pair of long balls over 5.1 frames. Zona logged eight hits and four bases on balls with Michael Bourn driving in a run while Jean Segura and Yasmany Tomas scored. Arizona opens the series on the mound with Zack Greinke on Thursday night. Greinke has been hot and comes off of a 4-1 win at Philadelphia with the lone run scoring on a homer over eight innings.
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The Colorado Rockies are in the same boat as the Diamondbacks in that they need to get and stay hot or become a non factor in the National League West. The Rockies hot streak lasted two games as they were outscored 9-8 by the Yankees on Thursday afternoon. Colorado starter Jon Gray gave up four runs on three hits and five free passes over four innings while three relievers combined to allow four runs. The Rockies posted nine hits and walked twice with Ryan Rayburn smacking a two run homer while Nick Hundley went 2-4 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs. Charlie Blackmon knocked in two more as every starter but one reached base. Colorado hands the ball to Eddie Butler who will see the Diamondbacks for the first time since 2014. Butler comes off a 4-3 loss at the Dodgers (ND) in which he allowed three runs on four hits and four BB in six frames.
The under is 9-4-1 in Colorado’s last 14 overall and is 9-4-1 in their last 14 on grass while the Rockies are 2-6 in Butlers last 8 home starts. Greinke seems to be in a groove so I’ll back him…