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2021 MLB Handicapping
(37-49) Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (24-63)
Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Time: 3:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: ChiChi Gonzalez vs. Jake Faria
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies +120 | Diamondbacks -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies +1.5 , Diamondbacks -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
The Colorado Rockies are 6-2 in their last 8 which has to have them feeling pretty good, but they did drop the first game of this series so they will be looking to exact some revenge off of that 4-3 loss.
The drop off in Charlie Blackmon’s production has to have the Rockies at least a little bit worried, as he has only hit 4 home runs this year and with his home games at Coors Field that certainly will not cut it for a player of his quality.
Another point of concern is the bullpen, as they have not been very good so far this year and that will need to get fixed if this team wants to start being competitive again in the coming seasons.
The projected starter for the Rockies here is ChiChi Gonzalez who did give up 6 runs against the Brewers 3 starts back, but since then has really got things together allowing only 3 runs over 12 innings of work during those last 2 starts.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are in a rebuilding state to put it lightly and this roster will need some serious overhauling if this franchise wants to get back to winning ways going forward. The D-Backs did pick up a big win in game one of this series, so this might be a sign that this team is coming out of this brutal slump, but I will want to see more from them before announcing that that is the case.
Eduardo Escobar, besides his team’s struggles, has been able to put together a really nice season with the bat hitting .248 and adding 18 home runs to go along with it, as he is one of the few Diamondbacks hitters who is having a respectable season.
Jake Faria will head to the hill here for the Diamondbacks and he will be looking to bounce back here off of a rough outing against the Giants where he allowed 7 hits and 4 runs over 4 innings pitched.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Diamondbacks are 7-19 in their last 26 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Diamondbacks are 14-40 in their last 54 during game 3 of a series.
- Diamondbacks are 2-6 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Diamondbacks are 5-16 in their last 21 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Diamondbacks are 4-17 in their last 21 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 3-13 in their last 16 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
ChiChi Gonzalez has been pretty decent lately, and it is very tough to trust the Diamondbacks as a favorite, and believe the Rockies have a solid shot of picking up this win and the nice plus money price is tough to turn down especially given the start Faria is coming off of.
I do feel like the Rockies are the all around better team as well, and think this batting lineup in particular will bounce back in the coming weeks and this looks like as good of a spot as they could ask for to get rolling.
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