Colorado Rockies (35-47) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (37-46)
July 8, 2022 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -156 / Colorado Rockies +132; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field. The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 5 of their last 8 games.
The Colorado Rockies have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Rockies have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. CJ Cron leads the Rockies with 94 hits and 65 RBI, while Charlie Blackmon and Connor Joe have combined for 156 hits and 64 RBI. Chad Kuhl gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 3.83 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Kuhl is 0-1 with a 7.58 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 69 hits and 26 RBI, while Daulton Varsho and David Peralta have combined for 125 hits and 77 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Gallen is 3-1 with a 2.38 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 41-88 in their last 129 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Diamondbacks are 12-28 in their last 40 Friday games and 1-9 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series. The under is 2-0-2 in Rockies last 4 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 overall. The Rockies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
Chad Kuhl has a 4.39 ERA on the road this season, and he just allowed 7 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings against the Diamondbacks. Zac Gallen has been shaky over the last month, but he still has a 3.40 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season. The Arizona Diamondbacks easily have the pitching advantage here, and you could argue they’re still the better tam here overall, even with their recent struggles. Give me the home team.
Randy Chambers’s Free Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -156