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Can D-Backs Continue Rolling Vs Rockies In NL Wild-Card Game?

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will meet one more time this year under the national spotlight of the National League wild-card game Wednesday. The D-backs have been getting the better of their NL West rivals with the Snakes winning five of the seven meetings with the Rockies since the all-star break.

SHARK BITES
  • The visiting team is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games between the D-backs and Rockies.
  • The D-backs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games in the playoffs.
  • The Rockies are 4-0 SU in their last 4 games on the road with Jon Gray as the starting pitcher.

To be frank, those meetings have not been especially close either. The D-backs have outscored the Rockies 41-19 since the Midsummer Classic while holding Colorado batters to two or fewer runs on four occasions.

Ace Zack Greinke will take the bump for the D-backs in this one in hopes of lifting Arizona to its first postseason victory since 2011. The former Cy Young winner has been pitching well leading into the postseason, aside from one dreadful outing 11 days ago, allowing two or fewer earned runs in six of his past seven. One of those games came against the Rockies with Greinke allowing two runs through seven innings of work.

The Rockies will counter with 25-year-old Jon Gray, who will be making his first postseason appearance. Gray has proven to be the ace of a young Rockies staff by posting a 2.44 ERA with 66 strikeouts to 15 walks over his past 11 outings. The last time Gray squared up against the D-backs he had one of his best games of the season, mowing down 10 batters while allowing just two runs in 7.0 innings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -163 for the Arizona Diamondbacks in this one over at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-4.2 win for the Rockies on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks sport a record of 93-69 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 87-75 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Colorado injuries news.

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit at No. 10 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the Colorado Rockies sit at No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona has baseball's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.67 hits per game. The Colorado Rockies average 9.32 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the list.

Colorado brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Diamondbacks' No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Los Angeles on Sunday at Coors Field.

Arizona enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Sunday, running up a 14-2 score against the Royals.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Colorado's last 13 games
  • Colorado is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games at home
  • Arizona is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado home to , Wednesday, December 31
Arizona home to , Wednesday, December 31

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