Colorado at Arizona MLB Lines Preview & Expert Pick

Posted by Peter Boysen on June 30, 2017 in

In National League action, the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks are slated to get together Saturday in their second of a three game series. The Colorado Rockies have really struggled, as they have dropped 8 straight games, including a 3 game sweep at the hands of the Giants. The Rockies are now 5.5 games out of first place in the National League West.

For the Arizona Diamondbacks, they lost Wednesday as well to St. Louis. The Diamondbacks came into Thursday afternoon’s tilt with the Cardinals at 50-29, which was 1.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Arizona Diamondbacks are big MLB odds favorites at -155 heading into this divisional rivalry game.

Colorado at Arizona MLB Lines Preview & Expert Pick

When: Saturday July 1, 2017; 9:10pm CT
Where: Chase Field; Phoenix, AZ
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only) / ROOTRM (Colorado) / FS-A (Arizona)
Radio: KOA 850 AM (Colorado) / 98.7 FM (Arizona)
Stream Option: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks -155

Why Bet on Colorado Rockies?

The Colorado Rockies come into the game on an 8 game losing streak. Despite that, the Rockies were still 13 games over .500, and held a +33 run differential on the season. That shows how impressive Colorado was in their first 60 games. The Rockies during the 8 game losing streak allowed 8 runs per game.

The offense for Colorado is still one of the tops in Major League Baseball, but scored 3 or less runs in 6 of the 8 losses. The Rockies top offensive threat this season has been Charlie Blackmon. The likely All Star is hitting .314 on the season, while Nolan Arenado leads the team with 61 runs batted in.

The Rockies head into Saturday's matchup as underdogs in the MLB lines.

Why Bet on Arizona Diamondbacks?

The Arizona Diamondbacks have made hay at home this season, as winners of 30 out of 41 games. The Diamondbacks had their four game winning streak snapped by the Cardinals in a 4-3 decision Wednesday night. Paul Goldschmidt is having another fantastic season for Arizona, as he leads the team with 18 homeruns and 65 runs batted in.

As a team, the Diamondbacks are 4th in runs scored as of Thursday, with 415 runs. The Diamondbacks are batting .266 as a team, led by Goldschmidt with his 3.23. The best aspect of Arizona’s surprise 2017 season is their team earned run average. It ranks second in Major League Baseball at 3.35.

Colorado at Arizona Expert Pick & Prediction

The Colorado Rockies are throwing Tyler Chatwood on the mound in this game. The 27 year old is 6-8 on the season, and holds a 4.32 ERA. Chatwood has thrown 93.2 innings, and struck out 77 batters, while walking 50. The Rockies righthander has been in Major League Baseball since the 2011 season.

For the Arizona Diamondbacks, their ace Zack Greinke is taking the mound. Greinke is seeking his 10th win of the season. In 102.1 innings, Greinke has struck out 116, and walked just 22. He is 9-4 with a 3.08 on the season. Greinke is the easy choice in this game. Bet the Diamondbacks -155 over the Rockies on Saturday night.