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#951 Arizona Diamondbacks -150 vs.
#952 Colorado Rockies 12.5
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 3:10pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Colorado Rockies will be trying to avoid losing their third consecutive series when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon. The game will be played at Coors Field and is scheduled to begin at 3:10 PM. ET.

Robbie Ray, 10-7, 3.99 ERA, will get the start for the Diamondbacks. The Rockies will give the ball to Kyle Freeland, 3-10, 7.06 ERA.

(This preview was written before Tuesday’s game was played).

Diamondbacks trying To Keep Postseason Hopes Alive

The Diamondbacks are playing well at the moment and find themselves only 2.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals in the NL Wildcard standings. They will be trying to take advantage of a struggling Rockies team and pick up a win so they can reduce the deficit in the standings.

Offensively, Arizona has been one of the better teams in the league. The team’s .259 batting average is ninth in the league. Their .328 on-base percentage is 11th, while their .445 slugging percentage is ninth in the league. The 614 runs they have scored are eighth in the league.

Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with a .317 batting average, while Eduardo Escobar leads the team with 26 homers and 94 RBI.

Arizona’s pitching has also been good. Opponents have a .249 batting average against the Diamondbacks, which is 10th in the league. Their 4.33 ERA is also 10th, while their 51 quality starts are 11th in the league.

In his last start, Ray gave up two hits and two earned runs in six innings, helping the Diamondbacks get a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team will need a similar performance to get past the Rockies on Wednesday.

Rockies Trying To End Slump

The Rockies have cooled off considerably since their fast start to the season and have gone from a playoff team to a team that is already looking forward to next year. With the team 9.5 games behind Washington and Milwaukee in the Wildcard standings, they still have a slim hope of making the playoffs, but they will have to start playing better, starting with a win over the Diamondbacks.

Colorado has played well offensively this season. The team’s .267 batting average is fifth in the league. Their .326 on-base percentage is 12th, while their .455 slugging percentage is seventh in the league. The 630 runs they have scored are seventh in the league.

Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with a .322 batting average. Trevor Story leads the team with 27 homers, while Nolan Arenado leads with 87 RBI.

Colorado’s pitching is among the worst in the league. Opponents have a .277 batting average against the Rockies, which is 30th in the league. Their 5.57 ERA is 29th, while their 37 quality starts are 23rd in the league.

In his last start, Freeland gave up eight hits and three earned runs in six innings, but the Rockies lost to the San Diego Padres 7-1. The team will need a better performance from him to pick up the win on Wednesday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Rockies haven’t played well against left-handed starters and have lost 11 of their last 12 games against them. They have also lost five of Freeland’s last six starts. The Diamondbacks have played well in the third game of their last 17 series and have won 12 of those games. They have also done well with Ray on the mound, winning six of his last seven starts.

Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Diamondbacks have played over the total in seven of their last nine road games when going up against a left-handed starter and in five of Ray’s last seven starts against teams with losing records. The Rockies have played over the total in six of their last seven games and in four of their last five games against NL West teams.

Prediction: Over

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Rockies will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Diamondbacks in the first half of their last three games, averaging 2.67 runs per game while the Diamondbacks average one run per game.

Prediction: Colorado Rockies

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Diamondbacks and Rockies are averaging 3.67 combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will stay under the first five-inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

I am very passionate about sports, so I kind of feel bad that I get paid to do this. As someone who minored in Mathematics, I have a lot of faith in numbers, and make my picks based on stats and not emotions. I've been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so stick with me if you want to get paid.