Baseball odds handicappers are frustrated by the Colorado Rockies as they were a big preseason favorite with the MLB betting odds to contend for the NL Pennant but are slumping as of late.
The Colorado Rockies will host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night with a starting time of 8:40 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this National League West Division matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready for action on this one today!
The scheduled probable starting pitchers are Micah Owings for Arizona and Clayton Mortensen for Colorado.
Colorado and Arizona have been neck and neck for second place in the National League West Division race behind the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants.
Colorado had a MLB betting record of 24-23 and was 12-11 at home with 14 of their 23 home games going over the total. The Rockies ranked 6th in the big leagues for run production and were 16th for staff earned run average. Seth Smith has led the lineup with a .304 batting average and had 14 doubles, 5 home runs, and 22 runs batted in.
Troy Tulowitzki has slumped since signing a big contract last month as he was down to a .244 average with 11 home runs and 29 runs batted in. Mortensen has pitched in 6 games and had a record of 1-1 with a 2.17 earned run average.
Arizona was supposed to be rebuilding this year but had a surprising .500 record of 24-24 to rank as one of the top betting MLB online surprises of the young season. Owings has 1 game pitched with a 5.06 earned run average while Ryan Roberts was hitting .278 with 7 homers.
Arizona has had the better of this head to head series with 7 wins in their last 10 games against Colorado as 4 of the last 6 games between the teams have gone under the total.
Colorado has been strong against the Diamondbacks at home however with 13 payouts in their last 17 games with the baseball odds at Coors Field with 4 of the last 6 games between the teams going under the total.