Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Pick – MLB July 2, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies have two more games at Coors Field this weekend. The Diamondbacks opened with a 9-3 win last night. Antonio Senzatela lasted only 2 innings, as he allowed 4 hits and 3 earned runs.

Coors Field isn’t an easy place to pitch, but Merrill Kelly handled things well. Kelly pitched 7 innings with 5 hits and 1 earned run allowed. Kelly held on well in a tough setting for the Diamondbacks.

The bullpen wasn’t in good shape for the Rockies, either. Robert Stephenson was responsible for 4 hits and 4 earned runs through 1.2 innings of work.

The Diamondbacks advanced to 35-42 and 13.5 games behind the LA Dodgers. They have some work to do, but it’s hard to expect much in the NL West. It’s an uphill battle for the Diamondbacks and Rockies.

Arizona is showing improvement from last year and that’s all that can be asked. They went on a 24-game losing streak last season. That smashed what the Angels did on their skid this season.

The Rockies are dead last in the NL West at 33-44 and 15.5 games behind.

They’re so up and down, and that’s been the case for the last several years in Denver. Going into this evening, the Rockies have lost seven of their previous ten. Their two wins? Against the Dodgers in a series win.

Dallas Kuechel was an ace not too long ago. He played an important role for the Astros through most of his career.

Kuechel had a productive season in the shortened campaign in 2020, but he’s been well off the rails since then. He gets the start while Austin Gomber is going for the Rockies.

Head below for our free Diamondbacks vs. Rockies prediction on July 2, 2022.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (-135) +124 Over 12.5 (-120)
Colorado Rockies -1.5 (+115) -148 Under 12.5 (+100)
Team Data Arizona Diamondbacks Colorado Rockies
Overall Record 35-42 33-44
Away/Home Record 16-20 21-21
Batting Average .213 .258
Batting Average Away/Home .219 .277
Runs Per 9 4.18 4.53
Team ERA 4.28 4.95
Team ERA Away/Home 4.59 4.96

Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Prediction:

The Diamondbacks will look for Dallas Keuchel to turn his season around tonight. It’s been a while since Keuchel has shown some life, though.

Keuchel is carrying an ERA of 7.93 and a 2.15 WHIP through 37 innings tonight. I don’t know what else there is to say about those results. It’s not good.

He’s appeared in eight games in 2022, but hasn’t lasted long on the mound.

In his previous three attempts, Keuchel has an ERA of 9.39 and a 2.22 WHIP. Opponents have notched a .430 OBP in his latest 16 frames.

It has gotten worse for Keuchel on the road. He has posted an ERA of 12.27 and a 2.64 WHIP in 11 innings as a visiting hurler.

He’s up against the best team in the majors when they’re at home. The Rockies are hitting an impressive .277 with a .345 OBP. They’ve notched 5.89 runs per 9 innings at Coors Field.

Overall, the Rockies are the second-best team in the majors with a .260 average from the dish.

You have to believe that the Rockies will have success against Keuchel in this one. The Diamondbacks’ bullpen is mediocre, with a 4.28 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. Colorado is worse than the D-backs, though.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Trends:

Diamondbacks

  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 0-5 overall in their previous five games on a Saturday
  • 0-8 overall in their previous eight second game of a series
  • OVER is 4-1 in their previous five games versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 5-2 in their previous seven games versus a left-handed starter
  • OVER is 4-1 in their previous five games on the road with a total 12 or more runs

Rockies

  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 2-8 overall in their previous ten second game of a series
  • 0-7 overall in their previous seven games versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 8-3 in their previous 11 games at home versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 21-9 in their previous 30 games versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 3-1-1 in their previous five games

  • Austin Gomber has been better than Kuechel, but that’s not saying much. The lefty has an ERA of 6.55 and a 1.49 WHIP through 14 outings.

    He is going into this one looking to improve after posting a 9.00 ERA and 1.89 WHIP in his previous three starts.

    Gomber has struggled at Coors Field in 2022. He has a 6.68 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 35.1 innings in Denver.

    The D-backs have done well vs Gomber, with a .286 batting average and .365 OBP in 16 at-bats.

    Colorado has one of the worst bullpens in the majors. They are second-last with an ERA of 4.77 and a 1.36 WHIP. This looks like a game where the ball is flying off the bats. There should be plenty of runs. The OVER is probably the best bet.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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