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Death, Taxes and Rockies vs D-Backs Going Over

The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks have flipped the NL West on its head to open the season with the two perennial bottom-feeders sitting atop the division. Bettors hope that not everything has been turned upside down, as the OVER has hit in each of the past 11 contests between the Rockies and D-backs entering their three-game series Friday.

Shark Bites
  • The Diamondbacks are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home.
  • The Rockies are 0-5 SU and against the runline in their last 5 games against the Diamondbacks.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Rockies' last 4 games.

Kyle Freeland, who will get his fifth start of the season for the Rockies on Friday, has been inconsistent. The Colorado native has looked stellar at times but has also failed to make it out of the fifth inning twice through his first four outings. However, Freeland has boasted the best possible ability for a pitcher on the Rockies staff, the ability to induce ground balls.

The D-backs will send Robbie Ray to the bump for the fifth time this season, all of which have come against NL West opponents. Ray has been a steady, reliable arm, as the lefty has allowed four or fewer hits in three of his four outings. Ray’s last start was easily his worst of the season but he got 12 runs of support from his team.

Charlie Blackmon has cemented himself as one of the most consistent hitters in baseball with the center-fielder recording at least one hit in 17 of the past 18 games, including each of the past 12. Plenty of the D-backs’ bats have been contributing but none more so than AJ Pollock. Pollock has gone 20-for-44 with 11 runs in his past 10 games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks were listed as -143 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 10 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.6-4.8 win for the Diamondbacks on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Arizona (15-9) will face the 14-9 Rockies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Colorado injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Arizona Diamondbacks at No. 4 and the Colorado Rockies at No. 20 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 2 ranking for hits at 9.5 per game. By contrast, the Colorado Rockies are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.43 per game.

Arizona owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 5.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's No. 28-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games
  • Colorado is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games on the road
  • Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games
  • Arizona is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Arizona is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Arizona, Saturday, April 29th