Moneyline favors Diamondbacks in battle with Rockies
Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Chase Field hosts an MLB battle between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the visiting Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
For the Diamondbacks, Wade Miley gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rockies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Roy Oswalt, 0-4 on the year.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Diamondbacks and the National League No. 11-rated Rockies in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 5 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).
Arizona owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 14-rated defense.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +125 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Colorado got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over Arizona on Friday at Chase Field behind starter Tyler Chatwood.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Rockies at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Colorado's last 16 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona
Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Arizona's last 16 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games
Colorado at Arizona, Sunday, September 15