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MLB Betting Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies
September 6, 2023
This matchup features two teams heading in opposite directions as the Colorado Rockies travel to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in game three of a three-game series in which the teams have split the first two games with the Rockies winning game two on Tuesday by a score of 2-3.
The Colorado Rockies have the worst record in the National League with a record of 51-87 and have been eliminated from playoff contention as the Rockies trail the Cincinnati Reds by 20.5 games for the final Wild Card spot in the National League and the Los Angeles Dodgers by 33.5 games for 1
place in the NL West. Colorado is 2-3 in September and snapped their two-game losing streak with a win on the road in game two of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday by a score of 3-2 with one of the runs coming in the 1
inning when Charlie Blackmon scored off a double hit by Nolan Jones.
The Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t going to win the NL West as the Diamondbacks trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by 14 games, however, the Diamondbacks remain in a six-team race for the three Wild Card spots in the National League along with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, and San Francisco Giants. The Diamondbacks have a record of 2-3 in September and are coming off a 2-3 loss in game two of the series against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. One of the runs for Arizona came in the 1
inning when Ketel Marte scored off a base hit from Emmanuel Rivera.
BookMaker has the Arizona Diamondbacks listed as -215 money line favorites at home against the Colorado Rockies in game three of the series on Wednesday. Arizona has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while winning by an average margin of .9 runs per game over the last ten and 1 run per game over the last three matchups.
Neither pitcher has been great this season as Colorado will send Chris Flexen to the mound while Arizona will send Zach Davies to the mound for game three of the series on Wednesday. Flexen is 1-6 this season with a 6.89 ERA while recording 57 strikeouts while Davies is 2-5 on the year with an ERA of 6.45 and has recorded 57 strikeouts.
Chris Flexen is 0-1 with two no-decisions in his last three starts against Arizona while allowing 12 runs and recording 14 strikeouts in those starts with the most recent start against the Diamondbacks coming in August in which Flexen allowed four runs and struck out six batters in a no-decision.
In his last three starts against the Rockies, Zack Davies has not factored into the decision while allowing a total of 12 runs and recording ten strikeouts in those starts with the most recent start coming in June which Davies allowed three runs and struck out four batters in a no-decision.
Arizona is the better team this season and in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three games. However, The Diamondbacks have only won by an average margin of .9 runs per game over the last ten and 1 run per game over the last three games in the series. Neither pitcher has been great and neither has been great against the opposing team with Chris Flexen allowing 4 runs and striking out 4.67 per game while Davies has allowed 4 runs and has averaged three strikeouts per game over his last three starts against the Rockies. As a result, I am taking the run line for the Colorado Rockies at +1.5 on BookMaker for this matchup on Wednesday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Colorado Rockies Run Line +1.5 (-115)
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