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MLB Betting: Rockies take on Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have won their last three at home versus the Rockies and they'll try to keep that streak going tonight when they host Colorado in the opener of a three-game series.

It's an all lefty matchup tonight as Jorge De La Rosa (4-0, 2.61) gets the start for Colorado and Joe Saunders (0-3, 5.93) goes for Arizona. De La Rosa allowed two runs on six hits with nine strikeouts in a win over the Cubs last time out, while Saunders is coming off a loss against Philadelphia in which he surrendered six runs on 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings.

View Colorado vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockies were listed as 130 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 7-rated Diamondbacks and the league No. 10-ranked Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's National League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rockies hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Colorado owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Colorado lost its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Pirates on May 1. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +176 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 8-4 on Sunday behind a start from Charlie Morton at Coors Field.

Arizona was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Cubs. They won as -170 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Diamondbacks grabbed a win last time out, defeating Casey Coleman and the Cubs 4-3 on Sunday at Chase Field.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 4-6


A few Rockies at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
Colorado is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Colorado's last 20 games
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 13 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Arizona, Wednesday, May 4

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