Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction 3/29/2024

The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing for the first time this season while the Colorado Rockies are coming off a loss. The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Colorado Rockies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockies. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Rockies vs Diamondbacks

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The Diamondbacks offense exploded in the last game of this series against the Rockies, as they put up 16 runs in a 16-1 win. Arizona was a heavy favorite at -229, and the game easily went over the total of 9.5 runs.

Zac Gallen got the start for Arizona and picked up the win, going five innings and giving up just one earned run. On the other side, Kyle Freeland was rocked, giving up 10 earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings of work.

The Rockies actually took an early 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning, but the Diamondbacks responded with two runs in the 1st and then 14 runs in the 3rd inning alone. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 3/5 with five RBIs for Arizona, while Kyle Marte, Gabriel Moreno, and Christian Walker each had two hits.

Cal Quantrill Gets The Start For The Rockies

Cal Quantrill will be making his first start of the season for the Rockies after going 4-7 last year with an ERA of 5.24. In his 19 starts, he had a WHIP of 1.47 and gave up a total of 11 home runs. Quantrill’s FIP for the season was 4.79, and his OPS allowed was .757. He had a total of eight quality starts and averaged 1.8 walks per game. His strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 1.7, and he averaged 5.24 strikeouts per nine innings.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

For the Rockies, we have Nolan Jones as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, while Kris Bryant has the best odds to hit a home run for Colorado. Elias Díaz and Ryan McMahon are also among our top home run projections for the Rockies.

Merrill Kelly Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Coming off a season in which he made 30 starts, Merrill Kelly will be facing the Rockies for the first time this season. Last year, he went 2-0 in three appearances against Colorado, posting an ERA of 1.93. Overall, Kelly finished the season with a record of 12-8 and an ERA of 3.29. He allowed a total of 20 home runs and averaged 9.47 strikeouts per nine innings. For the season, Kelly made 18 quality starts and averaged 2.3 walks per game.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

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Our model is projecting Corbin Carroll to have a big game at the plate for the Diamondbacks, as he has the highest hits and home run projections on the team. In fact, Carroll’s home run projection is 7th best in the league today. If you’re looking for another Diamondbacks player to have a good game, Christian Walker has the 3rd highest hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 9th best in the league today. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is another player to keep an eye on, as he has the 2nd highest hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 12th best in the league today.

Rockies vs Diamondbacks Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Rockies vs. Diamondbacks matchup is to take the Diamondbacks to win straight up. However, with their money line payout at -230, we recommend taking the over at 8.5 runs, where you can get a payout of -122.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Merrill Kelly finishing with five strikeouts, which would have him finishing fourth in the league today. As for Cal Quantrill, he is projected to finish with four strikeouts, which would have him 11th.

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