Juan Nicasio vs Brandon McCarthy matchup featured in MLB action
Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks battle the visiting Colorado Rockies on Friday in MLB betting action at Chase Field.
Juan Nicasio, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Rockies, while the Diamondbacks trot Brandon McCarthy to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2013.
The visitors were +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
This game puts the Diamondbacks, most recently No. 1 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rockies, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.7 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Colorado owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Colorado was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 3-2 on Thursday behind a start from Trevor Cahill at Chase Field.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Rockies at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 11 games
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado at Arizona, Saturday, April 27