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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Thursday June 20, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies +155 / Arizona Diamondbacks -169 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSAZ
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The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Thursday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Colorado Rockies look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Rockies have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Colorado Rockies have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 94 hits and 60 RBI while Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 173 hits and 95 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 7.04 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Hoffman is 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Diamondbacks have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 89 hits and 50 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta have combined for 155 hits and 97 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.83 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Ray is 4-5 with a 5.57 ERA and 88 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in Hoffmans last 10 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 4-9 in Rays last 13 home starts. The Diamondbacks are 3-8 in Rays last 11 starts vs. Rockies. The over is 30-13-1 in Rays last 44 home starts. The under is 6-2 in Hoffmans last 8 road starts.

Hoffman has allowed 36 hits and 24 earned runs in his 30.2 innings this season and has an ERA of 9.28 in 10.2 innings on the road this season. Ray is always an up and down pitcher, but he has a respectable 3.46 ERA and .220 allowed batting average at home this season. The Colorado Rockies are playing better baseball overall and are hitting .339 against Ray in 174 at bats. However, I can't get behind Hoffman with the way he's gotten lit up this season. I like the Diamondbacks to stop the bleeding and get a much needed victory. 

Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -169

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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