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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies - 3/30/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies (0-1) at Arizona Diamondbacks (1-0)
Date & Time Friday March 30, 2018, 9:40 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -160 / Colorado Rockies +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSA+, ATRM
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MLB | Colorado Rockies (0-1) at Arizona Diamondbacks (1-0)
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The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Colorado Rockies put together nine hits in their opening day loss, but they left six guys on base and the pitching staff gave up two or more runs in three different innings. Nolan Arenado and Chris Iannetta were the stars of the game for the Rockies, combining for five hits, but those hits need to produce runs when playing in a loaded NL West. The Rockies also obviously need to do a better job on the mound, as you’re not going to win many games allowing eight runs. The Colorado Rockies look to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2014 MLB season. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he was 6-6 with a 4.81 ERA and 81 strikeouts last season. Anderson is 2-0 with a 4.85 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look to be in 2017 form all over again, David Peralta led the way with three hits and two runs, while Jake Lamb and Jarrod Dyson combined for four hits and five RBI. The Diamondbacks pitching staff also struck out 12 batters and Patrick Corbin gave Arizona a solid 5.2 innings. A really balanced attack from an Arizona team that hopes to return to the postseason. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a chance to start 2-0 for the first time since the 2012 MLB season. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he was 15-5 with a 2.89 ERA and 218 strikeouts last season. Ray is 2-3 with a 5.21 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games, 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 3-9 in Andersons last 12 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-3 in their last 10 home games, 6-2 in Rays last 8 home starts and 16-5 in Rays last 21 starts. The Rockies are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona, 2-8 in the last 10 meetings and the Diamondbacks are 1-5 in Rays last 6 starts vs. Rockies.

Robbie Ray doesn't have the best career numbers against the Rockies and wasn't great at home at all last season, but the Diamondbacks have won each of his last eight regular season starts. The last regular season game Arizona has lost with Ray on the mound was back on July 28. Anderson had a 5.44 ERA on the road last year along with a .277 batting average, and those numbers aren't good when playing a great offensive club at home. I'd love to get a bit of a cheaper price, but this a good spot to back the Diamondbacks yet again. 

Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -160

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