Rockies Looking for Revenge Against Diamondbacks
MLB betting comes with plenty of opportunities on Saturday as there is a full slate of games and also some doubleheaders. The Colorado Rockies visit the Arizona Diamondbacks for the second game of their weekend series.
Colorado comes into this game with an overall record of 15-11, and that has them in third place in the NL West. The Rockies have been much better than expected, and they have even won on the road.
Arizona has gone just 6-7 at home but is 14-13 overall. The Diamondbacks have won four straight MLB games, and they are playing their best baseball of the year.
The MLB lines have both teams set at -105 on the moneyline on Saturday night.
Rockies Have to Find Some Pitching
The Colorado Rockies are going to score plenty of runs but getting outs continues to be an issue. Colorado has a team ERA of 4.56, and the starting rotation has struggled away from Coors Field as well.
Kyle Freeland is the ace of the staff for the Rockies, and he is set to be on the mound. Freeland comes into this game with a record of 1-3 with a 4.85 ERA, and he has to find a way to turn things around.
Colorado has scored 121 runs on the year. C.J. Cron has been the offensive star for the Rockies as he leads the team with nine home runs and 24 RBIs.
Offense Coming For Arizona
The overall offensive numbers for Arizona have not been terrific, but they are starting to turn things around. The Diamondbacks have hit 31 home runs up to this point, but the team batting average sits right at .191.
Christian Walker has belted six home runs for the Diamondbacks, and Pavin Smith leads the way with a .274 batting average. Arizona has to find a way to generate more offense, especially as they won’t have Merrill Kelly on the mound in this game.
Kelly dominated the series opener, and manager Troy Luvollo said, “He went out there and was dealing. On a day where there was still a little bit of fatigue in the bullpen, he gave everybody a rest.” The bullpen will likely get some action on Saturday as Kyle Davies (1-1, 4.24 ERA) will be on the mound.
Rockies vs Diamondbacks Head-to-Head
Friday night was the first of 19 meetings between the NL West rivals this season, and this head-to-head matchup has been tight in recent years. Colorado won 10 of the 19 games a season ago, and the two teams split ten games in 2020.
Rockies vs Diamondbacks Game Information
- Game: Rockies (15-11) vs Diamondbacks (14-13)
- Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 7, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Rockies vs Diamondbacks Live Stream: MLB TV
Rockies vs Diamondbacks Betting Lines
Rockies vs Diamondbacks Prediction
Looking at the latest scores and odds is a great tool for making MLB picks, but both of these teams have been pretty even of late. Arizona was able to win the series opener, but Colorado has the talent to bounce back in a big way.
The starting pitching matchup in this game favors the Rockies, and Colorado has been swinging the bats well. This game should be more competitive than the game on Friday night, and the outcome will be different as well.
Colorado has been a big surprise this season, and they will get back to winning on Saturday night. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Colorado Rockies -105 as they even up this series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.