Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/31/14
Colorado Rockies (54-81) at Arizona Diamondbacks (56-79)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
Jorge De La Rosa (L) (13-9) (4.273) vs. Chase Anderson (R) (7-6) (3.899)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -116 / Colorado Rockies +106 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-AZ
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks will play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Colorado Rockies have split their last 10 games and are 27 games below a .500 record. The Rockies lack of offense has been killing them, as they’ve produced three or less runs in six straight games. The Rockies have lost 19 of their last 21 games when being held to three or fewer runs. Charlie Blackmon has an RBI in three straight games and Nolan Arenado has hit in eight of his last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.95, which is dead last in the majors. Jorge De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 13-9 with a 4.19 ERA and has 114 strikeouts in 154.2 innings. De La Rosa is 8-7 with a 2.83 ERA in 23 career games against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 10 of their last 13 games and are 23 games below a .500 record. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has been better as of late, allowing three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. Overall, the Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.22, which is 25th in the majors, although they’ve won only five of their last 10 games when allowing three or fewer runs. Offensively, Aaron Hill has gotten on base in seven of his last 10 games and David Peralta has hit in eight of his last 10 games. Starting is Chase Anderson, who is 7-6 with a 3.90 ERA and has 81 strikeouts in 92.1 innings. Anderson is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 0-5 in De La Rosas last 5 road starts and 13-4 in De La Rosas last 17 starts during game 3 of a series. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in Andersons last 6 starts as a favorite and 1-4 in Andersons last 5 starts overall.
Both teams are terrible, but Anderson has had success this season, while De La Rosa hasn't won on the road in quite some time. Give me the home team for cheap.