GAME: #977 Rockies @ #978 D-Backs
DATE: 8/25/2020 – 9:40 pm EST
ODDS: Rockies -105 / D-Backs -105
The Arizona Diamondbacks (13-7) host the Colorado Rockies (14-15) at Chase Field in Arizona. The Rockies beat the D-Backs on Monday to snap a 7 game losing streak. The D-Backs loss to the Rockies made it their 6 straight loss. These teams have met 5 times this season with the Rockies taking 3 out of 5.
Arizona has a retractable roof and it is unknown if it will be open or closed but often the game will start with the roof closed and open as the sun goes down in the hot Arizona desert.
The Rockies have righty German Marquez on the mound. Marquez is 2-4 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Marquez has pitched in 37 innings and has given up 37 hits, 22 runs, 3 home runs, 10 walks, and 35 strikeouts. The Rockies have a career batting average of .231 against the D-Backs, Alex Young, with Trevor Story’s 3 hits on 6 at-bats leading the team.
The D-Backs have lefty Alex Young starting today. Young is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Young has pitched in 18 innings and has given up 17 hits, 9 runs, 6 home runs, 4 walks, and 19 strikeouts. The D-Backs have a career batting average of .342 against Marquez with Escobar, Vogt, Peralta, Lamb, and Walker hitting over .300.
BATTER VS PITCHER (dailybaseballdata.com)
Starting Lineups not released yet.
INJURY REPORT (covers.com)
HEAD TO HEAD
- Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona.
- Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- The Rockies are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona.
- The Rockies are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings.
ROCKIES VS D-BACKS PREDICTION
The D-Backs have now lost 6 games straight which will have them focused. The D-Backs offense has been struggling but they have also faced tough pitching in recent games. The .342 batting average against Marquez should ignite some offense for the D-Backs. The Rockies are not doing so well themselves after losing 7 straight themselves they finally got the win in game 1 to end the streak. The Rockies however got a little lucky with the win since the D-Backs scratched their starting pitcher just moments before the game and the bullpen did a good job against the struggling Rockies.
The Bookie is rolling with the D-Backs to come back to life in a high scoring game. The public is pounding the Rockies but the Sharps are also on the D-Backs which is why the Line has reversed from Arizona being a home dog to a favorite. The Bookie is also taking the Over 9 runs in this contest.
The Bookie: D-Backs & Over 9
Fade the Public: D-Backs
Sharp Action: D-Backs
1.05 Units to win 1 Unit on: (#978) D-Backs -105 Listed Pitchers
1.1 Units to win 1 Unit on (#977) Rockies/D-Backs Over 9 -110