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Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick 9/20/13

Arizona Diamondbacks (77-75) at Colorado Rockies (70-84)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)

Randall Delgado (R) (5-6) (3.882) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (R) (13-9) (3.219)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -125 / Arizona Diamondbacks +115 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Arizona, ROOT-Rocky Mountain

The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Friday in a battle of N.L. West also rans.

The Colorado Rockies aren’t going to the post season but it there is just a little over a week left in the career of Todd Helton who is retiring after this season. The Rockies are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 43-33 at home this season, and they are 18.5 games back in the N.L. West. As a team the Rockies are hitting .268 with Michael Cuddyer .331, Troy Tulowitzki hitting .313, and Helton hitting .243. For game one against the D-Backs the Rockies start Jhoulys Chacin who is 13-9 with a 3.22 ERA for the season and 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in his last three starts.

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick 9/20/13

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The Arizona Diamondbacks had to endure watching their rivals, the L.A. Dodgers, clinch the N.L. East in their home stadium and using the pool in their stadium to celebrate their accomplishment. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 33-41 on the road this year, and they are 9.5 games out in the N.L. Wildcard race. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .260 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .304, Martin Prado hitting .280, and Gerrardo Parra hitting .265. For game one against the Rockies Arizona starts Randall Delgado who is 5-6 with a 3.98 ERA and 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA in his last three starts.

Colorado is 2-4 in their last six games, 5-2 in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record, and 12-4 in Chacin’s last 16 starts as a favorite. Arizona is 4-2 in their last six games, 3-7 in game one of a series, and 9-3 in Delgado’s last 12 starts. Arizona is 5-1 in the last six meetings of these two.

Arizona is a mild dog here but they are the better team and that’s where the value is in this one. 

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