Arizona Diamondbacks (33-29) at Colorado Rockies (32-31)
|Date & Time||Saturday June 9, 2018, 7:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies -145 / Arizona Diamondbacks +135 --- Over/Under: 12
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won nine of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 58 hits and 28 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Ketel Marte have combined for 104 hits and 44 RBI. Matt Koch gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Koch’s second career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies could use a feel good win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 71 hits and 36 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 125 hits and 74 RBI. Chad Bettis gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.02 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 1-2 with a 8.44 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 8-18 in their last 26 overall, 2-11 in their last 13 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League West. The Rockies are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League West, 15-5 in Bettis' last 20 home starts and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado, 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in Bettis' last 5 starts vs. Diamondbacks.
We're getting plus money with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are in better form and have the better pitcher on the mound. Koch is coming off a game in which he pitched seven scorless innings and has given up six runs in his last 17.1 innings. Bettis has been hit hard for much of the season and has given up a combined 10 runs in his last two starts. The value is with the Arizona Diamondbacks at this price, as Bettis shouldn't be laying this type of juice. Not to mention the Rockies aren't exactly playing great baseball overall as of late.