Rockies Vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 23, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 23, 2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks (18-29) will look to avoid the sweep when they visit the Colorado Rockies (17-29) to complete a three-game series. Bookmakers have listed the Rockies as -150 favorites for the series finale, while the Diamondbacks are +128 underdogs to pick up a win. Colorado’s Jon Gray gets the start, and he’ll go against Arizona’s Taylor Widener.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 23, 2021, 2:00 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 have entered the game as favorites nine times this season and won six of those games.
  • Colorado has played as a favorite of -150 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Rockies, based on the moneyline, is 57.8%.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Rockies and their opponents are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games with a total.

Rockies Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 5.1
HR 9
ERA 4.08
K/9 7

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Diamondbacks Betting Insights

  • The Diamondbacks have been underdogs in 38 games this season and have come away with the win 13 times (34.2%) in those contests.
  • Arizona has a win-loss record of 5-15 when favored by +128 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The Diamondbacks have an implied victory probability of 42.2% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • In their last 10 matchups with a total posted by sportsbooks, the Diamondbacks and their opponents are 4-6 when it comes to hitting the over.

Diamondbacks Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 1-9
Runs Per Game 2.7
HR 6
ERA 6.21
K/9 7.9

Diamondbacks Probable Pitcher – Taylor Widener

  • Widener makes the start for the Diamondbacks, his fifth of the season. He is 1-0 with a 2.82 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Thursday, April 22 against the Reds, when the right-hander threw 5 1/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up a 2.82 ERA and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings during four games this season, while giving up a batting average of .229 to his opponents.
  • Widener is looking to collect his fifth start of five or more innings this year in this outing.
  • The Diamondbacks are 2-2 in Widener’s four starts this season that they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rockies Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 17-29
Home 15-12
Road 2-17
vs LHP (Starters) 7-5
vs RHP (Starters) 10-24
Day Games 6-6
Night Games 11-23

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Rockies Probable Pitcher – Jon Gray

  • Gray (4-4) will take to the mound for the Rockies and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Padres.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 29-year-old ranks 14th in BB/9.
  • Gray will look to finish five or more innings for the seventh start in a row.
  • He has started three games with his team as the moneyline favorite and won each of them.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Diamondbacks Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 18-28
Home 9-8
Road 9-20
vs LHP (Starters) 2-9
vs RHP (Starters) 16-19
Day Games 2-3
Night Games 16-25

Rockies Hitting Stats

  • The Rockies are 22nd in MLB play with 45 total home runs.
  • The Rockies average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (36 total in home outings).
  • Colorado has hit nine home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Ryan McMahon leads Colorado in home runs (11) and runs batted in (29) this season while batting .257.
  • Raimel Tapia has collected 45 hits this season and has an OBP of .337. He’s slugging .403 on the year.

Diamondbacks Hitting Stats

  • The Diamondbacks’ 50 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
  • They have won 10 of the 13 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Arizona has six homers over its last 10 games.
  • The Diamondbacks are batting .176 with three homers and 13 runs scored during their seven-game losing streak.
  • David Peralta has nine doubles, five triples, four home runs and 13 walks while batting .274.
  • Josh Rojas is hitting .288 with nine doubles, a triple, five home runs and 14 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Diamondbacks (+128)

Over/Under Pick: Over (11.5)

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

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