Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 28, 2023

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Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 28, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Arizona Diamondbacks (14-12) visit the Colorado Rockies (8-18) on Friday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 8:40 PM ET from Coors Field. The Diamondbacks are listed as -124 favorites, while the underdog Rockies have +105 odds on the moneyline.

Arizona’s Merrill Kelly gets the start, and he’ll go against Colorado’s Kyle Freeland.

Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Odds

  • Diamondbacks odds to win: -124
  • Rockies odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Diamondbacks -1.5
  • Total: 11 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Diamondbacks vs. Rockies?

Diamondbacks and Rockies Betting Trends

The Diamondbacks have won 80% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (4-1).

Arizona has a record of 4-1 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -124 or shorter (80% winning percentage).

This season, the Rockies have been the underdog 20 times and won six, or 30%, of those games.

This season, Colorado has won six of its 20 games, or 30%, when it’s the underdog by at least +105 on the moneyline.

The Diamondbacks have played in 26 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 12 times (12-12-2).

The Rockies and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 11 of their 26 opportunities.

Diamondbacks Stats & Insights

The Diamondbacks rank 12th in runs scored with 121, 4.7 per game.

Arizona ranks 24th in baseball with 21 home runs. They average 0.8 per game.

The Diamondbacks are fifth in the majors with a .261 batting average.

Arizona strikes out 7.6 times per game to rank fourth in MLB.

The Diamondbacks pitching staff is 21st in the majors with a collective 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Arizona’s 4.70 team ERA ranks 22nd across all MLB pitching staffs.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies have scored the 25th-most runs in the league this season with 98 (3.8 per game).

Colorado has hit 21 homers this season, which ranks 24th in the majors.

The Rockies rank 17th in MLB with a .243 team batting average.

Colorado is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.

The Rockies average the 25th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.1) in the league this season.

Colorado has pitched to a 5.04 ERA this season, which ranks 26th in baseball.

Diamondbacks Key Players to Watch

Kelly (1-3) gets the starting nod for the Diamondbacks in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 4.10 ERA in 26 1/3 innings pitched, with 25 strikeouts.

Corbin Carroll leads Arizona in homers with four while also maintaining a team-best .322 batting average.

Ketel Marte has collected 24 hits this season and has an OBP of .303. He’s slugging .441 on the year.

Geraldo Perdomo is slashing .365/.450/.577 this season for the Diamondbacks.

Christian Walker is a key run producer for Arizona with a .227 average, three homers and 15 RBI.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

The Rockies’ Freeland (2-2) will make his sixth start of the season.

Charlie Blackmon has six doubles, two home runs and 12 walks while batting .276.

Kris Bryant has a club-best .312 batting average.

Elias Diaz has five doubles, two home runs and six walks while batting .333.

Ryan McMahon has capitalized on opportunities as he paces his team with 12 runs batted in.

Diamondbacks and Rockies Injuries

Diamondbacks: Kyle Lewis: 10 Day IL (Illness), Carson Kelly: 10 Day IL (Forearm), Zach Davies: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Cole Sulser: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Mark Melancon: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Corbin Martin: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Rockies: Randal Grichuk: 10 Day IL (Hernia), German Márquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Knee), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Yonathan Daza: day-to-day (Hand)

Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 5
  • Total Prediction: Under 11 runs
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