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(69-74) Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (58-84)
Date: Tuesday September 13, 2016
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Jorge de la Rosa vs. Robbie Ray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Arizona -144
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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Two of the more difficult teams to figure out find themselves in opposite positions than what most people expected.
The Diamondbacks were supposed to be a fringe wild card contender while the Rockies were expected to lack the consistency to really pose any sort of threat.
Well, the Rockies are 7 games out of a packed NL Wild Card race and the DBacks are just 3.5 games better than the worst record in the NL.
The Rockies have been a fun storyline to watch and root for as they try to outslug their opponent night after night.
It was unlikely they would be able to withstand the rest of the competition using that strategy and it has started to catch up with them. They are 7 games back of a wild card spot but with too many teams in between.
The Rockies are 2nd in the MLB in runs scored, 11th in home runs, but 27th in ERA. That is a recipe for a slightly below .500 team.
While they score a lot of runs, they do strike out a lot. They have struck out the 6th most times in the NL and that could be a problem against Robbie Ray on Tuesday night.
Despite a 4.46 ERA, Ray is tied for 5th in the NL with 196 strikeouts. So, you could see the Rockies put up a bunch of runs but you will also see a lot of swings and misses.
De La Rosa has been his normal self this season with a 5.00 ERA and a 8-7 record. The DBacks lineup has been patient with De La Rosa when they have faced him this season walking 11 times in 15.2 innings.
De La Rosa isn’t going to come out and pitch lights out but he has been fortunate enough to get plenty of run support throughout his career. Despite a 4.59 career ERA, he has a record well above .500 at 101-82.
The thought entering this season is the Robbie Ray could step in as Arizona’s third starter and give them good innings.
Well, he has pitched like an average third starter but the problem is the guy Arizona wanted to be their number 2 – Shelby Miller – has been dreadful and the ace – Zach Greinke – struggled out of the gate and then had an extended DL stint.
But, Ray has been dominant from time to time. Arizona has to like what they have seen from him as he clearly has great stuff – tied for 5th in the NL in strikeouts.
The 24 year old left-hander has struggled with control a little bit but for the most part has been pretty good.
However, he has struggled mightily against Colorado this season. Over 13.0 innings, Ray has given up 13 earned runs including just over a week ago when he gave up 5 over 4.1 innings.
Ray may have a bright future ahead of him but Colorado crushes left handed pitching. Ray will get his strikeouts as the Rockies swing and miss but they should be able to get a bunch across against him.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 42-18-2 in Arizona’s last 62 overall
- Colorado is 4-9 in their last 13 road games
- Over is 17-8-3 in the last 28 meetings in Arizona
- Over is 39-18-3 in last 60 meetings overall
- Colorado is 10-21 in their last 31 Tuesday games
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
De La Rosa’s last start against Arizona was a 14-7 game. The last series between the teams averaged 15.6 runs per game. This one will be another high scoring one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Game Run Total Over 9.5
I like Ray to be slightly better than De La Rosa in this one but there’s no telling how the bullpens will perform. Expect plenty of runs here.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks 9-6
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