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Rockies vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 4/8/2021

The Colorado Rockies (2-4) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-4) on Thursday at Coors Field, starting at 3:10 PM ET. The Rockies are on the moneyline, while the Diamondbacks are . Jon Gray takes the mound first for Colorado, and Merrill Kelly is Arizona’s pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 8, 2021, 3:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rockies vs Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gray (COL) Pitcher Kelly (ARI)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
5.0 IP 4.0
1.80 ERA 6.75
1.000 WHIP 2.000
12.6 K/9 9.0
1.8 BB/9 6.8

Rockies Probable Starter Jon Gray

  • The Rockies have always been the moneyline underdog when Gray starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Stats vs Gray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
David Peralta 28 .500 14 0 3 .517 1.088
Ketel Marte 24 .458 11 0 2 .440 1.023
Eduardo Escobar 13 .231 3 1 3 .375 .837
Christian Walker 12 .500 6 0 3 .462 1.129
Stephen Vogt 10 .300 3 1 3 .462 1.162
Carson Kelly 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Asdrúbal Cabrera 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Tim Locastro 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Merrill Kelly

  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Stats vs Kelly

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ryan McMahon 9 .222 2 1 3 .222 .889
Trevor Story 9 .333 3 1 1 .333 1.222
Raimel Tapia 6 .500 3 0 2 .500 1.167
Charlie Blackmon 6 .500 3 0 0 .500 1.167

Rockies Betting Trends

  • Last season the Rockies had the No. 15 offense in baseball scoring 4.6 runs per game (275 total runs).
  • The Rockies were the moneyline favorite 19 total times last season. They went 8-11 in those games.
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -113 or shorter, Colorado went 7-9 (43.8%).
  • Colorado had an over/under set by oddsmakers 59 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 24 of those games (24-31-4).

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks won 16, or 41%, of the 39 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Arizona entered 37 games last season as the underdog by -104 or more and was 14-23 in those contests.
  • Arizona and its opponents went over the total last season in 24 of their 57 opportunities.

Rockies Players to Watch

  • Trevor Story collected 11 home runs while slugging .519 last season.
  • Story ranked seventh in hits among qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Charlie Blackmon was productive with 42 runs batted in while collecting 67 hits.
  • Blackmon ranked ninth in hits (67), 10th in RBI (42), and 21st in BA (.303) among the qualifying hitters in baseball.

Rockies Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trevor Story 235 .289 41 11 28 .353 .872
Charlie Blackmon 221 .303 31 6 42 .346 .794
Raimel Tapia 184 .321 26 1 17 .369 .771
Ryan McMahon 172 .215 23 9 26 .295 .714
Garrett Hampson 167 .234 25 5 11 .287 .670
Sam Hilliard 105 .210 13 6 10 .272 .710
Josh Fuentes 98 .306 14 2 17 .320 .759
Elias Díaz 68 .235 4 2 9 .288 .641
C.J. Cron 42 .190 9 4 8 .346 .894
Chris Owings 41 .268 9 2 5 .318 .757

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • Last season, David Peralta drove in 34 runs while batting .300.
  • Peralta’s .300 BA ranked 23rd among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Christian Walker finished with 34 RBI while batting .271 and hitting seven homers.
  • Walker ranked fourth in SLG among qualified hitters in the majors.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Walker 218 .271 35 7 34 .333 .792
David Peralta 203 .300 19 5 34 .339 .772
Eduardo Escobar 203 .212 22 4 20 .257 .592
Asdrúbal Cabrera 190 .242 23 8 31 .305 .752
Ketel Marte 181 .287 19 2 17 .323 .732
Carson Kelly 122 .221 11 5 19 .264 .649
Stephen Vogt 72 .167 6 1 7 .247 .525
Josh VanMeter 70 .129 9 2 6 .228 .485
Tim Locastro 69 .290 15 2 7 .395 .859
Josh Rojas 61 .180 9 0 2 .257 .437

Rockies vs Diamondbacks Player Props

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