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Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Total Pick

Time: 8:40 PM EST Thursday September 18, 2014 ROOT

Location: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

The Colorado Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks in an American League East match up.

In their last games: The Diamondbacks lost to the San Francisco Giants 4-2 and the Rockies beat the L.A. Dodgers 16-2.

San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford went 4-4, with and an RBI, in the Giants’ 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

The Rockies had 21 hits in their 16-2 win over the Dodgers.

The Diamondbacks are 9-6 against the Rockies this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Diamondbacks are 0-5 in Vidal Nuno’s last 5 road starts.

The Rockies are 1-4 in Yohan Flande’s last 5 home starts.

The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Rockies in Colorado.

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams in Colorado the total has gone Over 5 times.

Pitching Match Up

Arizona: Vidal Nuno (0-6, 3.68 ERA)
Colorado: Yohan Flande (0-5, 5.04 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Rockies -117 / Diamondbacks +107
Run Line: Rockies -1.5 +160
Total Line: Under 10.5 -110

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Arizona Diamondbacks: 62-90 SU / O/U 69-78 / Run Line W/L 73-79
Colorado Rockies: 61-91 SU / O/U 73-67 / Run Line W/L 75-77

Key Betting Trends

• ARI is 7-20 in their last 27 road games.
• ARI is 3-9 in their last 12 overall.
• ARI has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
• COL is 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
• COL is 7-0 in their last 7 games as a home favorite.
• COL has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.

Key Player Injuries

ROCKIES

Brett Anderson Lower back surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(8/6)
Nolan Arenado Pneumonia day-to-day(9/16)
Jhoulys Chacin Right shoulder inflammation on 60-day DL(6/29)
Tyler Chatwood Right elbow tightness on 60-day DL(4/30)
Carlos Gonzalez Left knee patella tendinitis on 60-day DL(8/9)
Boone Logan Left elbow inflammation on 60-day DL(8/25)
Justin Morneau Left side intercostal soreness day-to-day(9/12)
Troy Tulowitzki Left hip surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(7/20)

DIAMONDBACKS

Bronson Arroyo Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-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)
Matt Reynolds Recovery from left elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/19)

Over/Under Pick

This is an ugly game. Tonight’s contest matches two starters that have yet to register a win on the season going a combined 0-11. Their team’s record in their starts is not much better with a combined 2-18. Diamondback starter Vidal Nuno has the better overall numbers but has no run support with the team averaging 2.75 runs in his outings this year. Yohan Flande rarely tosses what would be considered a quality start including zero in 5 home starts. It’s tough going against the home team who is 41-36 as a host and taking the visitor who is 14 games under .500 on the road with a pitcher starting that the team has won one of his 12 starts this season. Likewise for backing a team at minus money with a starter that the team has gone 1-7 in his 8 starts this season. We’re going to go with the total here. Nuno was sharp in his start against Colorado at the end of August and excluding his latest has been pitching well. Flande appears to be going in the right direction with 2 of his last 4 starts being quality.

Take the UNDER 10.5 at -110

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