Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Odds
Colorado will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Arizona Diamondbacks pay a visit to Coors Field.
Colorado sends Juan Nicasio out against Trevor Cahill for the Diamondbacks in this game. Nicasio is 2-1 with a 4.65 ERA on the season, while Cahill is 2-4 on the year and has a 3.65 ERA.
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Colorado sat as +102 underdogs. The total was set at 9.5.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Rockies) and the No. 16 (Diamondbacks) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 9 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).
Defensively, Arizona features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the National League at home, scoring 6.5 runs per game.
Arizona was a 6-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockies. They lost as -110 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Arizona didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Colorado on Wednesday at Coors Field.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Diamondbacks at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Colorado
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games at home
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Arizona at Kansas City, Friday, May 18
Colorado home to Seattle, Friday, May 18