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Streaking D-Backs and Rockies Set For Massive Series

Both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies currently find themselves in a wild-card spot in the National League but a dud of a series for either one of them could be the worst-case scenario. However, both teams enter the four-game set Monday red-hot with the D-backs winning 14 of their past 16 and the Rockies going 6-1 in their past seven.

Shark Bites
  • Trevor Story is 8-for-21 with 4 HRs and 9 RBIs in his career vs Zack Greinke.
  • The Diamondbacks have won 7 of the past 9 games against the Rockies.
  • The OVER is 6-0 in the Rockies’ past 6 games.

Kyle Freeland will look to end a nasty stretch of play that has seen him post a 5.40 ERA in his past five starts. One of those five outings came against the D-backs, a start that saw the young lefty allow five hits and three earned runs in just four innings of work. 

On the flip side, the D-backs will start a streaking Zack Greinke on Monday. The Arizona ace has allowed just four runs in his past 19.2 innings with 16 K’s and three walks. Greinke has faced the Rockies four times already this season – more than any other team in the majors – and has posted a 3.62 ERA in those outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks were listed as -192 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.5 win for the Diamondbacks. 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 (83-60) will face the 78-65 Rockies in this tilt. 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. 4-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks and the No. 15-rated Colorado Rockies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Arizona Diamondbacks' No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.97 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies offense rated No. 5 and scoring 5.13 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.69 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.34 per nine innings).

Arizona owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.97 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's No. 15-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Dodgers, a 8-1 final on Sunday in support of Tyler Chatwood at Dodger Stadium.

Arizona hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 12-strikeout performance from Robbie Ray - will prevail again after their 3-2 victory against San Diego at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Arizona is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Arizona is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • Arizona is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Arizona, Tuesday, September 12