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Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Total Pick

Time: 9:40 PM EST Friday August 8, 2014 FSAZ

Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona

The Colorado Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks in a National League match up.

In their last games: The Rockies lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-2 and the Diamondbacks lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-2.

Chicago rookie Javier Baez hit 2 HR in Colorado’s 6-2 loss to the Cubs.

Kansas City’s Jeremy Guthrie pitched a complete game in the Royals 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Rockies are 1-8 in Tyler Matzek’s last 9 starts.

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams in Arizona the total has gone Over every time.

The Diamondbacks have won their last 4 games against the Rockies.

Pitching Match Up

Colorado: Tyler Matzek (2-6, 5.31 ERA)
Arizona: Chase Anderson (6-4, 3.19 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Rockies +113 / Diamondbacks -123
Run Line: Arizona -1.5 +160
Total Line: 8.5 Over -115

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Arizona Diamondbacks: 45-69 SU / O/U 56-48 / Run Line W/L 57-57
Colorado Rockies: 49-66 SU / O/U 53-58 / Run Line W/L 51-64

Key Betting Trends

• COL is 26-62 in their last 88 road games.
• COL is 2-7 in their last 9 vs. a team with a losing record.
• COL has an Under record of 8-2-2 in their last 12 road games.
• ARIZ is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• ARIZ is 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
• ARIZ has an Under record of 8-2 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.

Key Player Injuries

Brett Anderson Lower back strain on 15-day DL(8/6)
Christian Bergman Fractured left thumb – out 6-8 weeks on 60-day DL(6/21)
Jhoulys Chacin Right shoulder inflammation on 60-day DL(6/29)
Tyler Chatwood Right elbow tightness on 60-day DL(4/30)
Michael Cuddyer Strained left shoulder on 60-day DL(6/6)
Carlos Gonzalez Left game – right ankle sprain day-to-day(8/1)
Troy Tulowitzki Left hip flexor strain on 15-day DL(7/20)

Bronson Arroyo Right elbow surgery – out for season on 15-day DL(6/16)
Patrick Corbin Left elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/19)
Paul Goldschmidt Fractured left hand on 15-day DL(8/2)
David Hernandez Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/27)
Daniel Hudson Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/29)
Chris Owings Left shoulder strain on 15-day DL(6/26)
A.J. Pollock Right hand fracture on 15-day DL(6/1)
Matt Reynolds Recovery from left elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/19)
Cody Ross Strained left calf on 15-day DL(7/22)

Total Pick:

Tyler Matzek was crushed in his latest allowing 8 runs in just 4 innings against the Tigers in Detroit. He did pitch well in his two previous games with back to back quality starts versus the Pirates. His overall road numbers are weak but note that he before the Detroit disaster he allowed 3 or fewer runs in 4 straight road starts. Chase Anderson gets the ball for the Diamondbacks and he has been exceptional in his last 4 with 5 runs allowed in 25 innings. Neither team is putting a lot of runs on the board with Colorado scoring 3 or fewer in runs in 11 of their last 13 games away from home and Arizona scoring 3 or fewer in 5 consecutive games.
Take Under 8.5 -105

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