Colorado Rockies (50-86) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (70-67)
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 9/5/23 – As MLB season nears its conclusion, teams are fighting hard for victories. On Thursday night at Chase Field, two disparate matchups will occur: Colorado Rockies (50-86) will meet Arizona Diamondbacks (71-67). At the same time, Arizona remains hopeful for postseason participation. Colorado has long since seen its season come and go.
The Colorado Rockies have faced an uphill struggle all season, as evidenced by their 50-86 record. Offensively, their performance has been relatively pedestrian; their batting average stands at 0.249, and they’ve scored 601 runs off 1148 hits; but power-wise, they are unimpressive with only 135 homers to their name and an on-base percentage and slugging percentage that suggest difficulty getting runners into scoring positions before driving them home. On the mound, the Rockies continue to struggle. Their team ERA stands at 5.61, showing their pitchers have struggled to keep runs off the board. Their WHIP stands at an unimpressive 1.53, giving up 485 walks while recording 938 strikeouts; an opponent batting average of 0.286 emphasizes their ineffectiveness at retiring hitters – further underscoring their challenges on the mound.
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At the same time, the Arizona Diamondbacks have shown much more promise this season with their 70-67 win-loss record and impressive offensive performance. Their batting average stands at 0.253 with 639 runs scored and 1166 hits recorded; their power output includes 151 homers, while their on-base percentage sits at an impressive 0.323, making for a more robust offensive unit. Arizona’s pitching performance has been significantly superior to their counterparts. Their team ERA of 4.65 and WHIP of 1.35 show that their consistency in limiting opposing hitters has been consistent and well managed by 446 walks while striking out 1133 batters for an even and balanced approach from the mound, with an opponent batting average of 0.255 being far more manageable demonstrating greater pitching effectiveness overall. For free latest baseball picks, stay tuned to their upcoming games.
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 9:40 PM ET|
Kyle Freeland (5-14, 5.18 ERA) vs. Brandon Pfaadt (1-7, 6.21 ERA)
Kyle Freeland will start on the mound for the Rockies, who have struggled mightily this season due to his 5-14 record and 5.18 ERA. Over 140.2 innings pitched so far he has given up 169 hits and 28 homers – suggesting mistakes which hitters can exploit.
Brandon Pfaadt will take the mound for Arizona. Though his win-loss record is less impressive (1-7), his ERA stands at 6.21 over 71 innings – potentially making him more reliable for this matchup than Freeland.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Arizona Diamondbacks -200, Total Odds: 8
The Rockies have a spread of +1.5 with odds at -115, a moneyline over 9 at -110, and total odds at +182. The Diamondbacks are favored with a spread of -1.5 at -105, a moneyline under 9 at -110, and total odds at -200.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have experienced a downward spiral against Arizona in their last 8 games against them and 1-11 overall since moving away from Coors Field, but specifically against them on the road where their performance against them has been even more dismal – 0-6 straight up and 1-11 against. That said, 12 of their last 18 total OVER games indicate high-scoring matchups.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have made great use of their home advantage recently, posting an impressive 9-3 straight-up record in their last 12 home games. Furthermore, Arizona has been dominant against Colorado when playing at home – winning 6 of 7 matchups against them with a total score going under five times. While their record overall stands at 2-5 against them, overall is noteworthy.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 9/5/23 Betting Picks
Based on this analysis, betting on Arizona on the moneyline appears to be the wisest choice, while also considering keeping the total under 9 given recent trends. Arizona is expected to comfortably cover their -1.5 spread, making them an attractive option with odds as high as -105. Statistically and historically, this matchup favors the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a projected score of 5-3. While baseball can be unpredictable at times, the numbers and trends point towards a clear winner. For free consensus sports picks, consider this betting strategy.
Free Pick and Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks will win 5-3.