Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 29, 2023

Two of the league’s top hitters will meet Monday when the Arizona Diamondbacks (30-23) and Colorado Rockies (24-30) take to the field at 4:10 PM ET, live on MLB Network. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is batting .315 for the Diamondbacks (-200 favorites on the moneyline) while Elias Diaz leads the underdog Rockies (+169) with a .333 average.

Arizona’s Ryne Nelson and Colorado’s Karl Kauffmann have been named the starters for this contest.

Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Odds

  • Diamondbacks odds to win: -200
  • Rockies odds to win: +169
  • Spread: Diamondbacks -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
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    Who Will Win Diamondbacks vs. Rockies?

    Diamondbacks and Rockies Betting Trends

    The Diamondbacks have won 61.9% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (13-8).

    Arizona has played as moneyline favorites of -200 or shorter in just two games this season, which it won both.

    This season, the Rockies have won 21 out of the 45 games, or 46.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

    Colorado has entered 19 games this season as the underdog by +169 or more and is 7-12 in those contests.

    In the 53 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Diamondbacks, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-24-3).

    So far this season, the Rockies and their opponents have hit the over in 24 of their 54 games with a total.

    Diamondbacks Stats & Insights

    The Diamondbacks score the eighth-most runs in baseball (264 total, five per game).

    Arizona averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 18th in baseball with 59 total home runs .

    The Diamondbacks’ .261 batting average is sixth-best in MLB.

    Arizona’s batters strike out 7.7 times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in the majors.

    The Diamondbacks pitching staff ranks 19th in the majors with a collective 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Arizona has the 20th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.48).

    Rockies Stats & Insights

    The Rockies rank 12th in the majors with 250 total runs scored this season.

    Colorado’s 45 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.

    The Rockies have a team batting average of .261 this season, which ranks sixth among MLB teams.

    Colorado ranks 11th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 Ks per contest.

    The Rockies average just 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in the league.

    Colorado pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.15 ERA this year, which ranks 28th in MLB.

    Diamondbacks Key Players to Watch

    The Diamondbacks are sending Nelson (1-2) out for his 11th start of the season. He is 1-2 with a 5.02 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings pitched.

    Gurriel leads Arizona with a batting average of .315. He’s also hit eight home runs with 28 RBI.

    Corbin Carroll has 49 hits and an OBP of .372 to go with a slugging percentage of .514 this season.

    Christian Walker leads Arizona in home runs (11) and runs batted in (34) this season while batting .245.

    Ketel Marte is batting .282 with an OBP of .341 and a slugging percentage of .472 this season.

    Rockies Key Players to Watch

    Kauffmann will get the start for the Rockies, his third of the season.

    Charlie Blackmon is batting .287 with 13 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 19 walks.

    Diaz’s .333 batting average leads his team.

    Jurickson Profar is hitting .249 with 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 21 walks.

    Ryan McMahon’s seven home runs and 28 runs batted in are both team-highs.

    Diamondbacks and Rockies Injuries

    Diamondbacks: Kyle Lewis: 10 Day IL (Illness), Anthony Misiewicz: 15 Day IL (Calf), Joe Mantiply: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Cole Sulser: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Carson Kelly: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Mark Melancon: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Corbin Martin: 60 Day IL (Lat)

    Rockies: C.J. Cron: 10 Day IL (Back), Ryan Feltner: 15 Day IL (Skull), Dinelson Lamet: 15 Day IL (Back), Nick Mears: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Noah Davis: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Elbow), German Márquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), 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), Brenton Doyle: day-to-day (Knee)

    Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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