The NL West is home to the World Champion San Francisco Giants, not to mention the LA Dodgers, a team that spends more on payroll than any other team in the league. As such, you would expect the division to be a two horse race, yet the Arizona Diamondbacks have found a way to hang around in third. They will welcome in the Colorado Rockies for a 4-game series beginning on Thursday night MLB betting match.
Taking a Look at the Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Betting Pick & TV Info
Time: Thursday July 2nd, 7:40 p.m. ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
National TV: none
Opening line: Colorado +127, Arizona -137
If you want to talk about futility, you can’t do it without mentioning the Arizona Diamondbacks (37-40). Since dropping below the .500 mark back in April, this team has had no less than 11 attempts to get back to even, and have failed each and every time. Despite their inability to get there, they are still just 6 games behind the division leading Dodgers as the halfway mark of the season approaches. They are currently facing the Dodgers and with a win on Wednesday night, they can win that series and cut into the lead a little more. They are a little unlucky not to have won both games in the series so far, as they lost the second game in 10 innings. A win there could have led to a sweep that would have had them approaching this upcoming set against the Rockies with a whole new swagger. Jeremy Hellickson (5-5, 5.38 ERA) will take to the mound for the D-Backs on Thursday as he looks to bounce back from a poor performance in his last start.
The Colorado Rockies are getting some fine individual performances from their players, yet as a team they still find themselves pretty deep in the cellar of the NL West. Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki have both been lighting it up offensively, but the Rockies still find themselves 9 games out of first place. Consistency has been a real problem for this team all season long, and continues to be their Achilles heel. They followed up series wins against the Brewers and Diamondbacks with a series loss to the Giants, and the potential for another loss to the A’s is they lose the final game of that one on Wednesday. They will hand the ball to Chris Rusin (3-2, 4.69 ERA) on Thursday, and will be hoping that he can bounce back from the shelling he took in his last start versus the Giants.
Key MLB Betting Trends
- Colorado is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Colorado’s last 14 games
- Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona’s last 9 games
- Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
My Betting Prediction
Both pitchers in this game are looking to recover from poor performances in their last starts, but I still think we might see some fireworks here. I like the D-Backs to win this one in a high-scoring affair.