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Joe Saunders out to silence Rockies bats in MLB contest

Colorado RockiesArizona Diamondbacks
June 4, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rockies arrive at Chase Field on Monday.

It's a pitching duel between Joe Saunders for the Diamondbacks (3-3 on the year) and Christian Friedrich for Colorado (3-1 so far).

View Colorado vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Diamondbacks as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 14-rated Diamondbacks and the league No. 8-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. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.3 runs per game in the league. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-2 winner at home against the Dodgers. Bettors on Colorado at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rockies enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Sunday, with Alex White throwing 6 2/3 innings of 2-hit ball at Coors Field.

Arizona was a 6-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Padres. They won as -120 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Diamondbacks didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out San Diego 6-0 on Sunday at PETCO Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Rockies at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Colorado's last 15 games
Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Colorado is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games
Arizona is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Colorado
Arizona is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Arizona, Tuesday, June 5

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