D-Backs vs Rockies Odds, Lines and Spread

Colorado Rockies

Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon entered play Tuesday leading MLB in average, hits and RBI. Photo by Ian D’Andrea (Flickr).

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks are road favorites against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday (Aug. 12, 3:10 pm EST)
  • Luke Weaver (0-3, 12.19 ERA) will start for Arizona, while Colorado will counter with Antonio Senzatela (3-0, 2.65 ERA)
  • Read below for a preview and betting prediction for the game

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies close out their three-game set Wednesday at 3:10 pm EST, in the thin rocky mountain air. Neither team was expected to compete for a playoff spot this year, and while Arizona has held up its end of the bargain, Colorado is off a surprising start.

The Rockies entered play Tuesday with 11 wins, tied with the LA Dodgers for most in the NL West.

Diamondbacks vs Rockies Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Arizona Diamondbacks -108 -1.5 (+130) Over 11.5 (-118)
Colorado Rockies -102 +1.5 (-150) Under 11.5 (-102)

Odds taken Aug. 11th

Surprisingly though, itโ€™s Arizona, not Colorado who opened up as the favorite in the Diamondbacks vs Rockies odds. The D-Backs took game one of the series 12-8 on Monday, winning for the third time in five outings. Colorado meanwhile, dropped its second straight, after winning seven of its previous eight games.

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Can Senzatela Silence Arizona?

One of the many bright spots so far for the Rockies has been number three starter Antonio Senzatela. The 25-year-old has won each of his first three starts, allowing two earned runs or less in each outing.

Heโ€™s held opposing batters to a .224 average, and his 19.4% strikeout rate is the highest of his career. He hasnโ€™t fared well against Arizona in the past, but this yearโ€™s Diamondbacks squad is struggling offensively. Even after crossing the plate 12 times in the series opener, Arizona is only averaging four runs per game. Theyโ€™ve scored 20 fewer runs than Colorado, and only the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring runs at a lower rate.

Diamondbacks Career Stats vs Senzatela

Andy Young 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ketel Marte 14 7 0 2 2 .500
Starling Marte 5 3 0 0 0 .600
David Peralta 14 2 1 3 0 .143
Christian Walker 8 3 1 2 2 .375
Eduardo Escobar 14 4 1 2 1 .286
Carson Kelly 2 0 0 0 0 .000
Tim Locastro 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nick Ahmed 17 7 0 4 1 .412

Weaver Has Been Woeful

The D-Backs will counter with Luke Weaver, whoโ€™s off to a very shaky start in 2020. Heโ€™s allowed 14 runs in his three starts so far, and has yet to make it out of the 5th inning. Weaver was pulled after just three innings in his last outing and appears to have lost the confidence of manager Torey Lovullo.

One of the big problems for him through three starts has been his inability to keep the ball in the yard. Heโ€™s allowed five home runs in just 10.1 innings, and that spells trouble with a start at Coors Field on deck.

The Rockies are hitting an MLB best .270 and have already homered 22 times in 17 games. No player has been hotter than Charlie Blackmon, who currently leads all of baseball in average (.484), hits (31) and RBI (19). Blackmon has a strong history against Weaver, as does fellow slugger Nolan Arenado.

Rockies Career Stats vs Weaver

Garrett Hampson 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Trevor Story 6 3 0 2 2 .500
Charlie Blackmon 7 3 0 1 1 .429
Nolan Arenado 8 4 1 4 0 .500
Daniel Murphy 5 0 0 0 0 .000
Ryan McMahon 3 0 0 0 2 .000
David Dahl 4 0 0 0 1 .000
Matt Kemp 1 0 0 0 1 .000
Tony Wolters 2 0 0 0 2 .000

Another short outing for Weaver is likely in the cards, which will put extra pressure on Arizonaโ€™s 25th ranked bullpen.

Roll With the Rockies

This game is basically a pickโ€™em at online sportsbooks, but the numbers tell a very different story. Colorado is far superior team, with a more powerful offense and a stronger starting pitcher in this matchup.

They also have the advantage of playing at home, which historically has been very kind to them and to Rockies bettors. Since 2010, Colorado has a 57.6% winning percentage as a home favorite at Coors Field.

Pick: Colorado Rockies moneyline (-102)

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