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Rockies face Arizona Diamondbacks: MLB odds preview and stats

Colorado RockiesArizona Diamondbacks
April 27, 8:10 PM | GrassChase Field

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

15-8TEAM RECORD13-10

Chase Field hosts an MLB battle between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the visiting Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

The match puts starter Jeff Francis for the Rockies on the hill facing Wade Miley for the Diamondbacks. Francis brings a 1-2 mark to the game, while Miley is 2-0 to date on the season.

View Colorado vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Rockies listed as underdogs of +-165 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 1-rated Diamondbacks and the league No. 3-ranked Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 5 ranked National League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.7 hits on average).

Arizona owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 11-rated defense.

Colorado won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Diamondbacks on April 26. Bettors who backed the Rockies at +124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Colorado got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Arizona on Friday at Chase Field behind starter Juan Nicasio.

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

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rockies at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Arizona
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
Arizona is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Arizona, Sunday, April 28