Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks - 5/6/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks - 5/6/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks (13-13) vs Colorado Rockies (15-10)

Game Info: Friday, May 6, 2022 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

Merrill Kelly (2-1) (1.27) vs Chad Kuhl (3-0) (1.90)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks -145 / Colorado Rockies +125 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies will play the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 1 of their series at Chase Field on Friday night.

The Colorado Rockies are 15-10 this season and have won five of their last six games. Colorado is coming off of a series win against Washington where they won two out of three games. The Colorado pitching staff has a 4.56 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .283 opponent batting average this season. The Rockies offense has scored 120 runs with a .263 batting average and a .333 on base percentage. C.J. Cron is batting .313 with nine home runs and 23 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. The projected starter for Colorado is Chad Kuhl, who is 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP over 23.2 innings pitched this season.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-13 this season and have won five of their last six games. Arizona is coming off of a series sweep against Miami, where they won all three games. The Arizona pitching staff has a 3.56 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .235 opponent batting average. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 91 runs with a .191 batting average and a .281 on base percentage this year. Pavin Smith is batting .268 with three home runs and 11 RBI’s for the Diamondbacks this season. The projected starter for Arizona is Merrill Kelly, who is 2-1 with a 1.27 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 28.1 innings pitched this season.

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Colorado is 5-1 in their last 6 games and 8-2 in their last 10 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in Colorado’s last 4 games. Arizona is 50-110 in their last 160 games and 5-21 in their last 26 Friday games. The under is 4-0-1 in Arizona’s last 5 home games. The over is 3-0-1 in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.

Colorado has started the season playing well and has a better record than I thought they would at this point. Arizona is right at .500 and has struggled on the offensive side. Both of these pitchers have been outstanding this season, so this should be a low scoring game. I like the value the Rockies have on the road here, but I am taking the under in this one.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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