Rockies vs. Diamondbacks - 9/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (56-78) at Colorado Rockies (65-69)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
Braden Shipley (2-3) (4.75) vs. T Chatwood (10-8) (3.75)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -137 / Arizona Diamondbacks +127 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.12 and have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 167 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 79 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 27 home runs. Braden Shipley gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.75 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Shipley’s first career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Rockies have scored 29 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six straight games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to produce daily, and they've won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 159 hits, Charlie Blackmon has 67 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 36 home runs. Tyler Chatwood takes the hill, and he’s 10-8 with a 3.75 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Chatwood is 4-1 with a 3.75 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. National League West and 8-20 in their last 28 road games. The Rockies are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-5 in Chatwoods last 7 starts. The Rockies are 5-1 in Chatwoods last 6 starts vs. Diamondbacks.
You guys know I've been fading the Diamondbacks all second half and it's paid off and more. This teams pitching staff just gets crushed daily and it doesn't matter who is on the hill. Meanwhile, the Rockies are playing solid ball right now and are putting up crooked numbers all week. Give me the Rockies again.