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MLB Odds - Rockies at D-Backs

MLB odds handicappers continue to be impressed with the Rockies as they are looking like one of the elite and top contenders in the 2011 MLB betting race.
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MLB odds excitement is high for the Rockies as they are one of the deepest and most balanced teams in MLB betting and are hungry to return to the playoffs after missing last year.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the Colorado Rockies in a National League West Division matchup on Thursday night with a starting time of 9:40 PM ET.  Be sure to have your Sports Gambling account open and ready for action on the side and total on this one.

The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one are Jason Hammel for Colorado and Armando Galarraga for Arizona.

The Rockies were off to a phenomenal start with a baseball gambling record of 17-9 as they played their best baseball on the road with a mark of 10-3 away from home as just 4 of their 13 away games went under the total.  Colorado ranked 8th in the big leagues for run production while their pitching staff was 13th for earned run average.

Hammel had a record of 3-1 with a 3.23 earned run average.  Closer Huston Street had 10 saves with a 2.20 earned run average.

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was hitting .296 with 7 doubles, 7 home runs and 17 runs batted in which is why he was given a recent new contract that will keep him locked up at Colorado for years to come.  Todd Helton led Colorado in hitting with a .307 average.

Arizona had a record of 12-15 and was 8-8 at home.  The rebuilding Diamondbacks were ranked 7th for run production with the MLB lines but their young pitching staff was ranked 27th for earned run average.  Galarraga was 3-2 with a 5.46 earned run average as manager Kirk Gibson tries to school his team.

Colorado has had their share of problems with the Diamondbacks over the year including late last season when they blew the playoffs by getting swept in the desert by the D-Backs.  Entering this series the teams were dead even with 10 wins apiece in the last 20 games.

Colorado really struggled at Arizona with just 7 payouts in their last 20 games as 6 of the last 8 games in that span went under the MLB odds total.