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Diamondbacks face Colorado Rockies: MLB odds preview and stats

Arizona DiamondbacksColorado Rockies
Sep 7, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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

Joe Saunders, with a record of 9-12 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Rockies trot Kevin Millwood to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2011.

View Arizona vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rockies as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rockies, most recently No. 9 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Colorado owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for Arizona, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at -101 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Diamondbacks were saddled with a loss last time out in Josh Collmenter's start, as they lost 8-3 against Colorado on Tuesday at Coors Field.

Next up:
Arizona home to San Diego, Thursday, September 8
Colorado home to Cincinnati, Friday, September 9