According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Diamondbacks are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -190 to win, while the Rockies are listed with a money line of +170 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. Arizona has won its last five meetings with the Rockies.
The pitching matchup tonight has Zack Greinke (16-6, 3.01 ERA) on the mound for the Diamondbacks to face Kyle Freeland (11-10, 3.99) of the Rockies. Greinke has allowed just one run over each of his last two starts. He has 194 strikeouts this season with 40 walks and a 1.06 WHIP. Freeland has allowed at least three runs in his last five starts. He has 102 strikeouts this season with 57 walks and a 1.45 WHIP.
Colorado is coming in hot, sweeping the Dodgers in L.A. in a four-game series this weekend. The Rockies are 78-65 overall and 37-34 on the road. The Rockies are averaging 5.13 runs per game this season while allowing 4.78 per contest. Colorado is being led by Nolan Arenado, who has 41 doubles, 32 home runs and 119 RBI. Charlie Blackmon has 31 doubles, 34 home runs and 89 RBI.
Arizona is coming off a series loss to the Padres at home just off of a lengthy win streak. The Diamondbacks are now 83-60 overall and 46-25 at home. Arizona is averaging 4.97 runs per game while allowing 4.01 runs per contest. Paul Goldschmidt is leading the team with 32 doubles, 34 home runs and 111 RBI while J.D. Martinez has 21 home runs and 45 RBI in 45 games with Arizona.
Colorado comes in hot, but Greinke has been able to have good outings against Colorado this season. In four starts this year, Greinke has a 3.62 ERA against the Rockies. Freeland has managed a 3.60 ERA in two starts against Arizona, but he has a 7.36 ERA for September and a 4.39 ERA on the road this season. I don’t expect Colorado to be able to maintain its strong play on the road. Arizona has the hitting to carry Greinke if he has a bad game.
MLB PREDICTIONS: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS -190