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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies - 9/22/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (83-70) at Arizona Diamondbacks (79-75)
Date & Time Saturday September 22, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -170 / Colorado Rockies +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Colorado Rockies (83-70) at Arizona Diamondbacks (79-75)
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The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Colorado Rockies look for another win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rockies have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last seven games when scoring five or less runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 168 hits and 65 RBI while Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado have combined for 326 hits and 204 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.81 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Senzatela is 0-4 with a 7.66 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks also need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring less than nine runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 169 hits and 83 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 283 hits and 139 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 11-6 with a 3.09 ERA and 237 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 8-3 with a 4.63 ERA and 102 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 10-2 in their last 12 Saturday games, 16-7 in their last 23 during game 2 of a series and 3-9 in Senzatelas last 12 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games, 4-1 in Corbins last 5 home starts and 1-4 in Corbins last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-1 in Corbins last 9 home starts vs. Rockies, 4-1 in Corbins last 5 starts vs. Rockies and the Rockies are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

We know Corbin has been solid this season and should be favored at home, but the Arizona Diamondbacks shouldn't be this big of a favorite against anybody with the way they're playing. The Diamondbacks can't score runs and have all but knocked themselves out of the playoff race with a brutal month-plus of play. The Colorado Rockies still have a shot at a playoff spot, have an offense that can produce at any moment and Senzatela has allowed three or less runs in six of his last eight games. I'll gladly take the big plus money here as a fade from Arizona.

Colorado Rockies +145

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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