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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Monday August 19, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies / Arizona Diamondbacks -- Over/Under:
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The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Monday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Rockies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 147 hits and 69 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have combined for 272 hits and 165 RBI. Chi Chi Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 6.57 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzalez's first career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 152 hits and 71 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 251 hits and 166 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 2.58 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallen’s second career game against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 5-16 in their last 21 vs. National League West, 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Diamondbacks are 4-9 in their last 13 games following a win, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Rockies are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Arizona and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-0-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 Monday games. The under is 3-1-1 in Rockies last 5 overall.

Gonzalez hasn't pitched in over two weeks, and he's allowed nine hits and seven runs in his last five innings. Gallen has allowed 10 hits and two runs in his first nine innings since coming over from the Miami Marlins, and he's allowing a .212 batting average on the season through 45.1 innings. Gonzalez hasn't been good this season to be kind, and he doesn't have enough consistent MLB reps to think he's going to turn things around. Gallen has been highly impressive all year and held his own against these Rockies in Coors through four innings. Because of a clear pitching advantage, I have to give the edge to the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Arizona Diamondbacks

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