Rockies vs. Diamondbacks - 8/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (63-66) at Colorado Rockies (52-76)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
P Corbin (3-3) (3.78) vs. C Bettis (6-4) (4.69)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -110 / Arizona Diamondbacks +100 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have lost nine straight when scoring three or less runs. A.J. Pollock leads Arizona with 156 hits and 56 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta have combined for 167 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won four straight road games. Robbie Ray gets the nod, and he’s 3-10 with a 3.86 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This is Ray’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Rockies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Rockies have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado with 142 hits and 51 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado have combined for 143 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last six home games. Chad Bettis takes the hill, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.69 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 0-0 with a 23.14 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 10-2 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Rays last 5 starts. The Rockies are 23-54 in their last 77 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Bettis' last 7 home starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Rockies have had success playing at home with Bettis on the mound, winning five his last seven home starts. The Rockies are also scoring more consistently than the Diamondbacks lately. I like the home team here.