Diamondbacks Looking to Dominate the Rockies
Making MLB picks is starting to get a bit easier as teams have started to show how good they are in 2022. The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, and both teams have been a pleasant surprise this season.
The Colorado Rockies come into this game with a record of 15-10, and they have won four of their last five MLB games. Colorado has struggled a bit on the road as they are just 4-5 away from home.
Arizona has also won four straight games and is fresh off a three-game series sweep down in Miami. The Diamondbacks are just 13-13 on the year, but they have exceeded expectations.
The MLB lines for this game have the Arizona Diamondbacks as the moneyline favorites at -145.
Pitching a Problem For Rockies
The Colorado Rockies have a fearsome offensive lineup in 2022, even as they are playing this series without Kris Bryant. Colorado has a slugging percentage of .431 on the year, and they have a lineup full of dangerous hitters.
C.J. Cron is currently in the MVP race in the National League as he leads the team with nine home runs and 23 RBIs. Randal Grichuk has also been a great player at the plate as he leads the team with a .325 batting average.
Pitching is always a problem with the Rockies, and the team has an ERA of 4.56 entering play on Friday night. Chad Kuhl has been one of the better pitchers on the team (3-0, 1.90 ERA), and he will be on the mound to begin this series.
Diamondbacks Must Find Some Offense
The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing their best baseball of the season, and manager Troy Luvollo spoke highly of his team after the most recent win. Luvollo said, “I think we were very emotional there in the very beginning. It was a great team win.”
If the Diamondbacks are going to stay in the playoff race throughout the year, then the offense has to find a way to start hitting. Arizona currently has a team batting average that is under .200, and that won’t work as the season rolls along.
Pitching has carried the Diamondbacks so far in 2022, and they have one of their aces on the mound to begin this series. Kelly has gone 2-1 to begin the year for the Diamondbacks, but he sports a terrific ERA of just 1.27.
Rockies vs Diamondbacks Head-to-Head
This is the first of 19 meetings between the Rockies and Diamondbacks this season, and this head-to-head matchup has been tight in previous years. Colorado won 10 of the 19 matchups a season ago, while the two teams split ten games in 2020.
Rockies vs Diamondbacks Game Information
- Game: Rockies (15-10) vs Diamondbacks (13-13)
- Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
- Day/Time: Friday, May 6th, 9:40 p.m. ET
- Rockies vs Diamondbacks Live stream: MLB.tv
Rockies vs Diamondbacks Betting Lines
Rockies vs Diamondbacks Prediction
Both of these teams have been better than expected to begin the year, and that makes MLB betting a bit more difficult to do. Placing a bet online for either team during the 2022 season has been a good move more often than not.
Colorado has been the better team this season, but they struggle when playing away from home at times. Arizona has a terrific starting pitcher on the mound, and that will give them a big edge in this game as well.
Kelly will have his way with the Rockies lineup on Friday night, and he will give his team a win. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Arizona Diamondbacks -1 ½ as they stay hot and beat the Colorado Rockies.