Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday April 29th, 2015. At 9:40 PM EST.
The (11-8) Colorado Rockies of the National League West Division will stay in the “GRAND CANYON STATE”. For the series finale of the three-game set. Colorado will play the (8-11) Arizona Diamondbacks also of the National League West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Colorado Rockies are playing above their heads in the first month of the 2015 MLB season. Arizona is improving but will still finish in the cellar. The opening betting line has Arizona as a -120 home favorite; the betting total is nine runs for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Colorado Rockies have won five of six, including a 5-4 win against Arizona on Monday April 27th. Game two starts at 9:40 pm est on April 28th. Colorado is second in the NL West, a game out of first place. Second Baseman DJ LeMahieu leads the team with a .415 batting average, an on-base percentage of .457 and has twenty-seven hits. Left Fielder Corey Dickerson is the leader in Home Runs and RBI S. The Rockies have a .282 team batting average. Colorado pitching allows opponents a .268 average at the plate. Colorado ends the road trip on Sunday May 3rd. Third Baseman Charlie Culberson is on the 60-day disabled list with a back injury. Colorado is 13-42 their last fifty-five on the road. The betting odds under the total are 5-2-2 Colorado last nine baseball games on Wednesday’s. The Colorado Rockies are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total four and has a push. Colorado will send Right Hander Jordan Lyles (2-1) with a 2.92 ERA to the mound for the finale of the 2015 Baseball Predictions series at Arizona. The South Carolina native threw 6.2 innings, giving up six hits allowing a run in a 2-1 loss against San Diego on April 23rd. Colorado is 1-8 Lyles last nine starts on the road. The Colorado Rockies are 25/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped four in a row and were swept at home by Pittsburgh in a three-game series this past weekend. The Diamondbacks are fourth in NL West, four games from the top spot. Center Fielder A.J. Pollock and First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt are the leaders in two of the five major offensive categories. Arizona opens up a three-game road series at the Dodgers on Friday May 1st. The Diamondbacks are hitting .241 as a team. The betting odds under the total are 18-6 Arizona last twenty-four baseball games on Wednesday’s. The betting odds over the total are 9-3-1 the last thirteen between the teams in the “GRAND CANYON STATE”. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five and have a push. Right, Hander Josh Collmenter (1-3) with a 3.65 ERA will be on the hill for game three. The 6’4″ 235 pound Michigan native threw six innings, giving up six hits and three runs his last start, a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on April 24th. The betting odds over the total are 18-7-1 the last twenty-six baseball games between the teams. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 75/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Championship.
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