Arizona at Colorado – 7/12/18 MLB Preview

By September 12, 2018articles

You can almost sniff October and for divisions such as the NL West, each intra-divisional game matters. In what is the third game of a four-game series, two NL West frontrunners faceoff as the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Coors Field to take on the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday at 8:40 p.m. ET. The Las Vegas line currently has the Rockies as -115 favorites against the +105 Diamondbacks.

Getting the start for the Rockies is Jon Gray (11-7), who has been up and down all season currently sporting a 4.69 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. In his last start against the Dodgers, he gave up two runs in four innings. This season he’s allowed 3 home runs in 4 innings against the Diamondbacks and is 2-3 with a 4.98 ERA against NL West opponents.

Colorado, as evidence of the 13-2 win in game one of the series, has a potent lineup lead by Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez, and Ian Desmond. The Rockies lineup is currently averaging 4.76 runs per game, good for 8th in the MLB.

Arizona, who currently sits 3-games back behind the Rockies in the NL West, sends 29-year old Patrick Corbin (11-5) to the mound. Corbin has shown remarkable improvement in the second half of the season, improving his ERA to 3.01 with a 1.01 WHIP in 179.2 innings of work.

Corbin is 7-2 in his last 9 starts overall and is 4-2 on the road. This season he has only allowed four runs in 10 innings against the Rockies and is 8-3 with a 4.66 ERA against divisional foes.

Corbin has dominated the Rockies on the road in his career with an overall record of 14-3 in his last 17 road starts against Colorado.

Pick: Betting expert Scott Matthews has this game as a 3-unit selection and likes Arizona in this game at +105