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2021 MLB Handicapping
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Time: 3:10 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Projected Pitchers: Merrill Kelly vs. Jon Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
It is hard to know where to put the team in the NL West not named the Dodgers and Padres. Are the Diamondbacks the best of the rest? Maybe. They might have the best player not on one of those teams in Ketel Marte. He is off to a hot start too batting over .500 and with a couple of dingers.
Merill Kelly looked good in limited action last year, with just 5 starts. His ERA dropped from his debut season and a lot of that had to do with stranding runners at a high rate. That makes me nervous for any pitcher making starts at Coors Field.
The bullpen is not very intimidating and is struggling with walks. Again, that is dangerous at Coors. You just can’t have a lot of runners on the bases.
The Rox took the first game of the season against L.A. but since then it is has yet to win (heading into Wednesday). Nolan Arenaod is gone but Ryan McMahon has four early homers so you can’t pin their lack of success on his absence.
Jon Gray was looking really good in his start against L.A. before leaving the game with “full body” cramps. I have never seen that before. What we have seen is Gray look dominant one game and terrible the next. It is hard to know what we are going to get in this one.
The bullpen has been solid so far even though they have taken a couple of losses already. They need to be able to strand some runners to avoid those big innings that Coors generates with ease.
But, Gray does pitch at Coors field. So, maybe take everything with a grain of salt.
Basically anything for the Rockies this season should be considered a positive. After dealing Arenado away, who knows where this team will finish at the end of the year. Colorado finished with mediocre offensive stats in 2020 and shouldn’t have high hopes this season.
However, they did manage to destroy Clayton Kershaw on opening day.
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
Gray vs. Kelly looks pretty even though Gray was sharp in his first start. It is just hard to know whether that means you should fade him or not. I am leaning to the home side though.
Not sure what to make of those cramping issues. These teams seem about even so why not go with the home side.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rockies ML
The over also looks like a smart bet. It always does in this park but I am not seeing a pitchers duel erupting here.
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