Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/8/2022

by | May 8, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks (14-14) and the Colorado Rockies (16-11) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday at 4:10 PM ET. The Diamondbacks are -151 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over the Rockies (+128). Arizona’s Zac Gallen and Colorado’s German Marquez have been named the starters for this contest.

Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Spread and Betting Line

Diamondbacks vs Rockies Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Diamondbacks -151 +128 8 -109 -111 -1.5 +152 -181

Computer Predictions for Diamondbacks vs. Rockies

Our computer pick: Colorado Rockies (+128) and Over (8)

Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Game Info

  • Arizona Diamondbacks probable starting pitcher: Zac Gallen
  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Germán Márquez
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Stadium: Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Pitching Matchup

Gallen Márquez
4 GS 5
1-0 W-L 0-2
1.27 ERA 6.92
21.1 IP 26.0
4 BB 6
19 SO 19

Diamondbacks Starter Zac Gallen

  • The Diamondbacks are sending Gallen (1-0) out to make his fifth start of the season. He is 1-0 with a 1.27 ERA and 19 strikeouts through 21 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Monday against the Miami Marlins, the right-hander tossed 6 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • In four games this season, the 26-year-old has put up a 1.27 ERA and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of only .149 to opposing batters.
  • Gallen is trying to register his third straight quality start in this outing.
  • Gallen will try to extend a four-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.1 innings per appearance).
  • He will face off against a Rockies offense that is batting .261 as a unit (first in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .419 (first in MLB) with 28 total home runs (10th in MLB).

Rockies Starter Germán Márquez

  • Marquez (0-2) will take to the mound for the Rockies and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up seven earned runs in five innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Washington Nationals.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 6.92 ERA this season with 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.1 walks per nine across five games.
  • He has earned a quality start one time in five starts this season.
  • Marquez has started five games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings three times. He averages 5.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Diamondbacks are batting .192 this season, 30th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .346 (23rd in the league) with 31 home runs.

Diamondbacks Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Diamondbacks have split the two games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Arizona has not been a bigger favorite this season than the -151 moneyline set for this game.
  • The Diamondbacks have a 60.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Arizona and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 10 of their 30 opportunities.
  • In 30 games with a spread this season, the Diamondbacks are 19-11-0 ATS.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have won in nine, or 52.9%, of the 17 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Colorado has a win-loss record of 4-5 when favored by +128 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rockies have a 43.9% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Colorado and their opponents have gone over in 13 of their 27 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Rockies are 14-13-0 against the spread in their 27 games that had a posted line this season.

Diamondbacks Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Daulton Varsho paces the Diamondbacks with six home runs and 13 runs batted in.
  • In all of Major League Baseball, Varsho is 13th in home runs and 57th in RBI.
  • Varsho carries an eight-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last nine outings he is batting .314 with four doubles, two home runs, four walks and four RBI.
  • Christian Walker’s six home runs lead his team.
  • Walker ranks 13th in home runs and 73rd in RBI among all major league batters this year.
  • Pavin Smith has put up a team-high batting average of .263.
  • David Peralta is hitting .221 with five doubles, four home runs and 11 walks.
  • Peralta is riding a two-game hitting streak into this one. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
Daulton Varsho 28 .245 .330 .479 6 13 23
Christian Walker 27 .170 .257 .415 6 12 16
Pavin Smith 26 .263 .367 .434 3 11 20
David Peralta 27 .221 .303 .419 4 11 19
Ketel Marte 27 .184 .270 .327 1 7 18

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron leads the Rockies with nine home runs and 24 runs batted in, while posting a team-high batting average of .320.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Cron’s home run total is first and his RBI tally ranks second.
  • Cron has collected a hit in six games in a row. During his last 10 games he is hitting .389 with three doubles, three home runs, five walks and seven RBI.
  • Connor Joe has five doubles, two triples, four home runs and 12 walks while hitting .267.
  • Joe is currently 39th in homers and 94th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Charlie Blackmon is batting .234 with five doubles, four home runs and eight walks.
  • Randal Grichuk is hitting .306 with three doubles, four home runs and four walks.
C.J. Cron 27 .320 .366 .670 9 24 33
Connor Joe 25 .267 .351 .475 4 11 27
Charlie Blackmon 24 .234 .294 .415 4 12 22
Randal Grichuk 22 .306 .348 .482 4 16 26
Ryan McMahon 26 .261 .358 .424 2 13 24

Betting Tips for Diamondbacks vs. Rockies

Our best bet is the Rockies on the moneyline at +128 after analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 8 runs.

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