Rockies vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 8, 2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks (2-4) are underdogs on the moneyline (-104) in Thursday’s contest with the Colorado Rockies (2-4), which starts at 3:10 PM ET. However, the Diamondbacks are favored against the spread (1.5) with +155 odds. Colorado’s Jon Gray and Arizona’s Merrill Kelly have been named the starters for this contest.

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 place a bet at DraftKings.

Rockies vs Diamondbacks Betting Lines

Rockies Betting Insights

  • The Rockies entered a game as favorites 19 times last season and won eight, or 42.1%, of those games.
  • Colorado was 7-9 last season when entering a game favored by -113 or more on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rockies have a 51% chance to win.
  • Colorado and its opponents went over the total last season in 24 of their 59 opportunities.

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Diamondbacks Betting Insights

  • The Diamondbacks came away with 16 wins in the 39 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Arizona had a win-loss record of 14-23 when favored by -104 or worse by bookmakers last year.
  • The Diamondbacks have an implied victory probability of 49% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Arizona and its opponents hit the over in 24 of their 57 games with a total set by oddsmakers last season.

Diamondbacks Probable Pitcher – Merrill Kelly

  • Kelly (0-1) gets the starting nod for the Diamondbacks, his second of the season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rockies Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 2-4
Home 2-4
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 2-1
vs RHP (Starters) 0-3
Day Games 1-1
Night Games 1-3

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Rockies Probable Pitcher – Jon Gray

  • Gray will get the start for the Rockies, his second of the season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Diamondbacks Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 2-4
Home 0-0
Road 2-4
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 2-3
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 2-4

Rockies Hitting Stats

  • The Rockies ranked 22nd in MLB play with 63 home runs last season. They averaged 1.1 per game.
  • The Rockies went 11-8 last season in games when they send out at least two home runs.
  • Trevor Story finished with a .289 batting average last season and 11 home runs.
  • Charlie Blackmon was a key run producer with a .303 average, six homers and 42 RBI.

Diamondbacks Hitting Stats

  • The Diamondbacks hit just 58 homers last season, which ranked 29th in the league.
  • In 30 games on the road last season, they hit 29 homers, an average of 1 per contest.
  • David Peralta racked up a batting average of .300 with 34 runs batted in last season.
  • Christian Walker put up 34 runs batted in with 59 hits.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Diamondbacks (-104)

Over/Under Pick: Under (11)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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