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Joe Saunders, Jorge De La Rosa take mound in Rockies vs Diamondbacks tilt

Arizona DiamondbacksColorado Rockies
May 24, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Colorado vs Arizona battle on Tuesday at Coors Field as the Rockies try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Joe Saunders, with a record of 0-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Rockies trot Jorge De La Rosa to the mound in this one. He is 5-2 so far in 2011.

View Arizona vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Diamondbacks listed as underdogs of +-185 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rockies, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Diamondbacks defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Rockies have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Diamondbacks have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Arizona brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rockies' league No. 9-ranked defense.

The Diamondbacks were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 3-2 final on Sunday in support of Daniel Hudson at Chase Field.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Colorado suffered a 3-1 loss against Milwaukee on Sunday, as Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 0-10
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Diamondbacks at Rockies trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Arizona's last 16 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Colorado is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games

Next up:
Arizona at Colorado, Tuesday, May 24

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