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Diamondbacks face Colorado Rockies: MLB odds preview and stats

Arizona Diamondbacks

Colorado Rockies
1-6 April 05, 2014, 08:10 PM | Coors Field 2-3

Arizona pays a visit to Colorado on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Rockies bats in baseball action at Coors Field.

Jorge De La Rosa gets the call for the Colorado Rockies and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Brandon McCarthy brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Diamondbacks as he tries to quiet the Rockies bats.View Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Odds and Stats.

The Diamondbacks were listed as 130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Rockies and the No. 18-rated Diamondbacks in this matchup.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 12-2 loser as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at -128 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Arizona was routed on Friday at Coors Field, having a 12-2 loss put on them by the Colorado Rockies in baseball betting action.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 7-rated offense, averaging 5.4 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 26 at 6.43 in runs allowed per game. The Rockies have averaged 10.8 hits per game so far, more than Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (8.57 hits per game).

Colorado owns the No. 24 defense, allowing 5.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's No. 26-rated defense.

Next up:
Arizona at Colorado, Sunday, April 6th