Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies odds, picks and predictions
The Arizona Diamondbacks (34-42) open a 3-game weekend road series Friday against the Colorado Rockies (33-43). First pitch for the opener is 8:10 p.m. ET at Coors Field. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Diamondbacks vs. Rockiesodds with MLB picks and predictions.
Arizona leads the season series 2-1.
The Diamondbacks are coming off a 4-0 loss to the San Diego Padres to give them a 2-game series split. They have only 2 wins in their last 8 games.
The Rockies took 2 of 3 games at home against the Dodgers, but are 3-6 in their last 9 games.
Diamondbacks at Rockies projected starters
RHP Merrill Kelly vs. RHP Antonio Senzatela
Kelly (6-5, 3.64 ERA) makes his 16th start. He has a 1.30 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9 and 7.6 K/9 in 84 IP.
- Beat Rockies 4-1 May 6 with 8 2/3 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 BB and 8 K.
- Two starts ago he pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball, but he has a 4.74 ERA in his last 3 starts.
Senzatela (3-4, 4.66 ERA) makes his 13th start. He has a 1.78 WHIP, 2.2 BB/9 and 5.1 K/9 in 58 IP.
- Has alternated allowing 3 or more runs and 1 or no runs in each of his last 7 starts and is coming off a start in which he allowed 4 runs in 5 innings.
- He is 3-1 with a 3.52 ERA at home this season.
Diamondbacks at Rockies odds and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:21 p.m. ET.
- Money line (ML) : Diamondbacks +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Rockies -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS) : Diamondbacks 1.5 (+145) | Rockies +1.5 (-180)
- Over/Under (O/U) : 11.5 (O: -120 | U: -105)
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Diamondbacks at Rockies picks and predictions
Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 3
The Rockies have found their mojo at home again, having won 5 of their last 6 at Coors Field. The Diamondbacks are 15-20 on the road and have dropped 9 of their last 11 games away from home.
Kelly has not been as sharp as he was in the first 2 months of the season and Senzatela is a much better pitcher at home than on the road.
Take the ROCKIES (-120).
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PASS on the run line, as the Rockies are favored on the money line and underdogs on the run line.
At -180 odds for the Rockies to cover, it makes much more sense to bet them on the money line to win outright.
When the Diamondbacks lose, it is because they do not score 5 runs. Of their 42 losses, they have reached 5 runs only 6 times, so it would take a lot of runs by the Rockies to get the total to 12 or more.
The Rockies' last game hit 12 runs but none of the previous 7 did and only 3 of their last 13 games have.
Six of Arizona's last 8 losses have had 11 or fewer runs.
Take UNDER 11.5 (-105).
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