Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks NL Wild Card - 10/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (87-75) at Arizona Diamondbacks (93-69)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8:08 pm (Chase Field)
Jon Gray (10-4) (3.67) vs. Z Greinke (17-7) (3.20)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -163 / Colorado Rockies +153 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks host the rival Colorado Rockies in the NL Wild Card in Wednesday MLB.
The Colorado Rockies finished third in the National League West at 87-69 to grab the second Wild Card. The Rockies struggled at times over the second half of 2017 and were challenged by the Milwaukee Brewers up to the final week of the regular season so it could be argued this team has ben in the playoffs for awhile. The Rockies have a reputation as an offensive club and the numbers agree with a team batting average of .273 resulting in just over five runs. The Colorado pitching was middle of the row with a 4.51 ERA but the offense was able to pick up enough of the slack to get this team to the postseason. The Colorado Rockies have selected Jon Gray as their starter at the Arizona Diamondbacks for the Wild Card on Wednesday. Gray has won two of his last three and on the year has gone 10-4 in 20 starts with a 3.67 ERA along with a 1.30 WHIP.
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There was a time when it wasn’t crazy to think the Arizona Diamondbacks were going to be a challenger in the National League West. The Diamondbacks eventually were no match for the Los Angeles Dodgers but a 93-69 record should be capable of winning divisions yet the team was forced to settle for the top Wild Card. Arizona has been a dangerous team because they can win just on offense or just on pitching. The D-Backs only hit .254 as a team but averaged five runs because of 220 long balls and speed with 103 steals so the power game and the ability to manufacture runs were both part of the success of the offense. Thee Diamondbacks were third in the game with a 3.67 ERA while 82 quality starts says the starters went deep in to games. Veteran right hander Zack Greinke toes the rubber for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Wild Card matchup against the visiting Colorado Rockies. Greinke has been the leader of the Arizona rotation with a 17-7 record in 32 starts with a 3.20 ERA.
Colorado are 1-7 in their last 8 playoff games and Colorado are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and over is 8-3 in Colorado last 11 Wednesday games. Arizona are 2-7 in their last 9 playoff games and Arizona are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and over is 11-5-1 in Arizona last 17 home games. Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona and Colorado are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
Both teams can put up crooked numbers so the work on the mound is the key to me. I'm a little worried about backing Gray on the road but Greinke has been light's out at home...