Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies 8/5/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Colorado Rockies (47-61) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (46-58)
August 5, 2022 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -130 / Colorado Rockies +120; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in an NL West division matchup in MLB action from Chase Field on Friday night.

The Colorado Rockies will look to build on their 7-3 win over the Padres from Thursday’s series finale to salvage something from their set against the Padres last time out. Connor Joe has 87 hits and a .249 batting average with 18 doubles, 5 home runs and 4 triples. C.J. Cron has 110 hits with 23 doubles, 2 triples, a team-high 22 home runs and 72 RBIs while Ryan McMahon has 15 doubles and Charlie Blackmon has 101 hits with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs of his own up to this point in the season for the Rockies. Randal Grichuk also has 10 home runs and 53 RBIs as well this season. Brendan Rodgers has 103 hits with a team-high 23 doubles and Jose Iglesias also has 24 doubles of his own and a .310 batting average on the year. German Marquez will start here and is 6-9 with a 5.29 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to bounce back from a 7-4 loss to Cleveland to close out their series with the Guardians in their last game. Daulton Varsho’s got 81 hits, 14 home runs and 49 RBIs this season. Christian Walker has a team-high 25 home runs and 58 RBIs and Ketel Marte has a team-high 30 doubles while Geraldo Perdomo has 57 hits with 24 RBIs. Madison Bumgarner will start here and is 6-10 with a 3.83 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season.

Colorado is 16-36 in their last 52 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 division games. Arizona is 13-31 in their last 44 Friday games and 31-74 in their last 105 division games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day.

I get why you could look at either side in this game, but I feel the better bet in this one is the under. We’ve already seen Marquez in a pair of low-scoring games against Arizona this season and he pitches far better on the road as it is. On the other side, MadBum has had his struggles this season, but a lot of those struggles have come on the road and Bumgarner is far better at home with an ERA just over three and he held the Rockies to just two runs in his last start against them a couple of meetings ago. I think this just ends up being a lower-scoring game than a lot of folks would think, so give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Under 8.5

Chris Ruffolo

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