Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Prediction, 7–6–2019
Colorado Rockies (44–42) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (43–45)
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:10 PM EST
Line: Diamondbacks -110, O/U 8.5
Pick: Colorado Rockies -110
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks are will play game two of a three-game set at Chase Field just before the All-Star break. The Rockies are (4–6) their last 10 games compared to the Diamondbacks (5–5) but the Rockies are 6–0 the last six meetings at Chase Field.
Pitching Matchup: Rockies RH Jon Gray (9–5, 3.84 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks LH Robbie Ray (5–6, 4.10 ERA)
Colorado will need a big second-half push after the All-Star break to have a shot at another postseason but first, they must get past the Diamondbacks. The Rockies are sending Jon Gray to the mound who is in search of his fourth win in four starts. Gray is 3–0 with a 1.45 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, six walks and 18 strikeouts over 18.2 innings over his last three starts. The Rockies are always a threat on offense ranking 3rd in MLB scoring 5.64 runs per game and .2nd with a 270 team batting average.
Arizona sits just below the Rockies in the NL West as they battle for the elusive Wild Card with the Dodgers running away with the division. The Diamondbacks will hand the ball to Robbie Ray and their hopeful he can regain his form as Ray dropped to 1–5 in his last seven starts after taking the loss his last time out, which came on the road Sunday against the Giants. Ray is 4–5 with a 5.49 ERA in 15 career starts against the Rockies. Ketel Marte leads the offense with 20 HR’s and is hitting .312 but as a unit, the Diamondbacks offense has been inconsistent.
The Rockies are 14–4 in Grays last 18 starts during game 2 of a series and 6–2 in Grays last 8 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 3–10 in their last 13 games vs. a right-handed starter, 3–8 in Ray’s last 11 home starts vs. a team with a winning record and 0–4 in Ray’s last 4 home starts. In this matchup, the Rockies have the edge on the mound with two starters trending in opposite directions. The Rockies have found success with Gray on the mound and I expect the Rockies offense to rattle Robbie Ray. The Colorado Rockies -110 is the pick.