The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will continue a very important three-game series on Saturday. Both teams are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive as they try to catch the Dodgers in the National League West. Diamondbacks ace Patrick Corbin will be on the mound in this game for Arizona. Corbin will be opposed by Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are the betting favorite at home in this game. The money line for game two of the series is Diamondbacks -165. The over/under for total runs scored is set at 7.5 for this game.
Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Odds
Spread: Arizona Diamondbacks -165
Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Head to Head
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies have met 17 times this season. With the Rockies 6-2 victory in the series opener, Colorado took a 9-8 lead in the season series against Arizona.https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/09/22/marquez-strikes-out-11-rockies-beat-diamondbacks-6-2/37897641/ This game is the second to last game between these NL West rivals this season.
Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Stats
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is having another huge season at the plate for the team. “Goldy” has belted 33 home runs to lead the team, and his .298 batting average is the best on the team as well. Left handed starter Patrick Corbin will make the start for the Diamondbacks in this game. He is 11-6 with a 3.09 earned run average so far this season, and has emerged as the ace of the staff.
Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have powered the Colorado offense this season. Arenado leads the team with 34 home runs and 102 runs batted in, but Story is right behind him. The shortstop has belted 33 home runs and has also driven in 102 runs. Saturday night’s starter, Antonio Senzatela is 5-6 with a 4.81 earned run average so far this season.
Diamondbacks vs. Rockies News
The Rockies win on Friday night snapped a brief three game losing streak. Colorado comes into this game trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers by 1.5 games in the National League West. The Rockies are still playing without Trevor Story who experienced right elbow pain earlier this week and is rehabbing at the team’s spring training facility in Arizona.
The Diamondbacks have lost 10 of their previous 13 games and have fallen six games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. Arizona is on the verge of missing the playoffs after leading the division for much of the season. The Diamondbacks were forced to shut down starter Clay Buchholz earlier this month after he was experiencing tightness in his pitching elbow, which was a huge blow to the team.
Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Predictions
The Colorado Rockies got a much-needed win in the series opener and now go for the series win on Saturday night. Arizona has struggled for the past two weeks, and they look like a team that will miss the playoffs. The Diamondbacks have the huge pitching advantage in this game, and that should be enough to even the series. Bet the Arizona Diamondbacks -165 over the Rockies.