Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick – MLB July 7, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the Colorado Rockies to Chase Field for a four-game series. The D-backs are coming off a 7-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants last night. They started early with a 4-0 lead going into the top of the 3rd, but their pitching didn’t hold.

Arizona beat on Alex Cobb for 7 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 innings, while Merrill Kelly pitched a solid game as a starter for the Diamondbacks. That didn’t matter, though, as the Arizona bullpen decided to ruin his solid performance. Kelly left the contest following 2 hits and 2 earned runs allowed in 6.1 innings.

BULLPEN WOES
The Diamondbacks had a 4-2 lead going into the top of the 8th. That’s when the Diamondbacks pulled the plug on the game. The bullpen gave up 2 runs in the 8th and then 3 in the 9th to fall back 7-4.

The Diamondbacks are learning how to win and finish games this season, so we won’t be so hard on them. They’ve shown improvement from a tough 2021 campaign and haven’t been competitive in a while.

Arizona hasn’t finished better than .500 since going 85-77 in 2019.

They’re going into tonight at 37-45 and 15.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. The Rockies are the lone team in the division behind the D-backs.

The Rockies are 17.5 games out of first and two games away from the Diamondbacks. It’s the same for these two clubs. Even if they’re good in the near future, there are the Giants, Padres, and Dodgers to contend with in the NL West.

It’s the toughest division in baseball, and they will need a lot of improvement to contend at the top of the NL West. Head below for our free Diamondbacks vs. Rockies prediction on July 7, 2022.

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Colorado Rockies OFF -140 Over 9.5 (-115)
Arizona Diamondbacks OFF +117 Under 9.5 (-105)
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Team Data Colorado Rockies Arizona Diamondbacks
Overall Record 35-46 37-44
Away/Home Record 12-25 21-22
Batting Average .258 .217
Batting Average Away/Home .236 .212
Runs Per 9 4.59 4.31
Team ERA 4.99 4.33
Team ERA Away/Home 4.97 3.94

Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Prediction:

We’ll see what happens in this series when two of the worst pitching staffs in the majors meet for a four-game series. There won’t be a major improvement for either side before the pitching is better.

The Rockies are 28th with 5.52 runs allowed per 9 innings and the Diamondbacks are 24th with 4.83 runs allowed.

The Rockies can’t blame it on Coors Field. Coors Field is the toughest place to pitch in the majors, but they’re also struggling on the road.

Overall, the Rockies have yielded a .274 batting average and 5.52 rums per 9 innings to their opponents. They have an overall team ERA of 4.99 and on the road a 4.97 ERA.

AUSTIN GOMBER UNLIKELY TO CHANGE ANYTHING
What’s Austin Gomber going to do in this one? Probably not a lot. He enters Chase Field with an ERA of 6.53 and a 1.45 WHIP.

Gomber carries a 7.20 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in his previous ten frames into Chase Field. He’s allowed a minimum of 3 earned runs in three of his last four attempts.

The Diamondbacks have had a fun time vs Gomber, too.

Arizona is hitting .329 with a .453 OBP in 37 at-bats against him. They’ve tacked on 6 RBIs while he’s been on the bump.

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends:

Rockies

  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 2-7 overall in their previous nine games versus a team with a losing record
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games on a Thursday
  • OVER is 4-1-1 in their previous six games versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 6-2 in their previous eight games on the road versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 3-0-1 in their previous four games after their opponent concedes 5 or more runs

Diamondbacks

  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games at home
  • 8-3 overall in their previous 11 games on a Thursday
  • OVER is 4-1-1 in their previous six games versus the NL West
  • OVER is 4-0-1 in their previous five games versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 5-2 in their previous five games at home

  • The issue for the Diamondbacks is that they’re sending Dallas Keuchel to the mound. That may have sounded like a great thing in the past, but he’s been awful.

    Keuchel goes into tonight with an ERA of 9.64 and a 1.93 WHIP in eight starts.

    His arm looks dead, and Keuchel is going to have to change his approach soon. It’s hard to see the Diamondbacks leaving him in the rotation if this continues.

    Keuchel has posted an ERA of 9.74, and a 2.11 WHIP in his last three starts, with 22 earned runs yielded in his previous four outings across 15.1 innings.

    The bullpens likely won’t offer much resistance. They both rank near the back of the majors, with the Rockies third-last at a 4.75 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. The D-backs aren’t far behind with a 4.39 ERA and 1.39 WHIP.

    Somebody is going to get roughed up badly in this one. I’m just not sure if it’s Gomber or Keuchel. It could be both. The OVER is the play in the late-night hours in the desert.

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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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