The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks are in the desert for a three-game series at Chase Field. The Rockies are coming off a 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres to end a five-game losing skid. After losing the series finale against the Dodgers, 7-3, they lost five in a row.
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Colorado lost three of four games against the Dodgers and followed up with five straight losses. However, everything came up gold for the Rockies at Petco Park on Thursday. Ryan McMahon had a monster game with 5 RBIs on just 2 hits. Jose Iglesias was strong as well, with 2 RBIs on 3-for-5 hitting.
The win over the Padres looked good, but it’s a small dent in their lackluster record. While the Rockies don’t look special this season, the Diamondbacks have at least shown improvement.
The Diamondbacks finished with a record of 52-110 and 55 games behind first-place in the National League at the wire. This season the Diamondbacks are going into tonight 25.5 games back and a record of 46-58. Progress.
They’re going in the right direction and that’s all the Snakes can ask for this season. Arizona is coming off a tough series against the Cleveland Guardians. It’s been tough over the last week.
The Diamondbacks notched a win in three games at Progressive Field. Beating the Guardians by 3 runs, 6-3, is their only victory in seven attempts.
Arizona is sending Madison Bumgarner to the mound against German Marquez. Bumgarner is pitching relatively well in his third season with the Diamondbacks. Head below for our free Rockies vs. Diamondbacks prediction on August 5, 2022.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Live Betting Odds:
|Colorado Rockies||+1.5 (-175)||+108||Over 8.5 (+100)|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||-1.5 (+150)||-130||Under 8.5 (-120)|
|Team Data||Colorado Rockies||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.233||.224|
|Runs Per 9||4.39||4.71|
|Team ERA Away/Home||3.14||4.54|
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Prediction:
Madison Bumgarner is pitching well after a shaky debut in 2020. Bumgarner posted an ERA of 6.48 and a 1.44 WHIP in his first stint with the Diamondbacks. However, the hard-working Bumgarner retooled his delivery and he’s back to contributing.
If Bumgarner finishes with these numbers, it will be better than his final season with the Giants in 2019. In his grand finale with the Giants, Bumgarner recorded an ERA of 3.90 through 32 starts.
He’s been in good form against the Rockies in his career. It’s not easy pitching at Coors Field, but he’s done a pretty good job there as well.
This looks like a fine game for Bumgarner, but the difference is likely going to be the Diamondbacks against German Marquez. My confidence isn’t the highest in Marquez at Coors Field.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 3-7
- 0-4 overall in their previous four games after a win
- 1-5 overall in their previous six games versus the NL West
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games after conceding 5 or more runs
- 7-19 overall in their previous 26 first game of a series
- 5-1 overall in their previous six games versus the Diamondbacks
- Record (Last 10): 4-6
- 5-1 overall in their previous six games at home
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the NL West
- 1-5 overall in their previous six games at home
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games versus a right-handed starter
- UNDER is 5-2-1 in their previous eight games at home versus the Rockies
Marquez is going into Chase Field with an ERA of 5.29 and a 1.43 WHIP. He’s been in better form recently, with an ERA of 3.38 and a 1.18 WHIP through his previous three starts.
The starting pitching isn’t as much of a concern as the bullpen, though. The Rockies have the second-worst bullpens in the majors with an ERA of 4.67 and a 1.41 WHIP.
When the Rockies don’t have the advantage of playing at Coors Field, they are well below average offensively. Note that in their last five, they’re hitting just .171 and .204 in their previous ten attempts against left-handed pitching.
The Diamondbacks should open this series with a win at home in the desert on Friday night.