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Chatwood has Found Success at Chase Field

There weren’t many experts who predicted the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks to be at the top of the National League standings prior to the start of the MLB season, but with the all-star game almost here that’s exactly where we’re at. The NL powerhouses will do battle on the diamond on Saturday, where sportsbooks opened the Rockies as +128 road underdogs with a total of 8.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Rockies are 1-8 in their last 9 games.
  • The UNDER is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
  • The Diamondbacks are 8-2 in Zack Greinke's last 10 starts.

Tyler Chatwood and Zack Greinke will get the start in this one. Chatwood (6-8, 4.32 ERA) improved to 5-2 with a 3.94 ERA in nine career appearances vs the Diamondbacks on May 7 when he permitted one run and two hits over seven innings. The hurler lasted only 3 1/3 innings at Los Angeles on Sunday when he issued eight walks and was on the hook for all the runs in a 4-0 setback.

Greinke (9-4, 3.08) is a perfect 7-0 at home after topping Philadelphia on Monday. The 33-year-old is 1-1 with a 3.98 ERA in three starts against the Rockies this season and 8-5 with one shutout and a 4.08 ERA in 23 career games vs Colorado.

The Rockies are a perfect 4-0 in Chatwood’s last four on the road vs the D-backs, a trend that will surely appeal to Colorado bettors.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Arizona Diamondbacks in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -158 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.4-3.6 win for the Diamondbacks on Saturday. 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

50-31 Arizona battles the Rockies, currently with a 48-34 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Colorado injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks and the No. 27-rated Colorado Rockies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 5 ranking for hits at 9.16 per game. By contrast, the Colorado Rockies are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.2 per game.

Defensively, Colorado features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.93 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 6.07 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jon Gray blew away 10 Arizona batters in the Rockies' last start, leading them to a 6-3 win over Arizona on Friday at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Colorado is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Colorado is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Arizona is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Arizona is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Arizona, Sunday, July 2