Rockies vs Diamondbacks Prediction - MLB Picks 9/6/23
Arizona Diamondbacks (71-67) vs Colorado Rockies (50-87)
Game Info: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)
Zach Davies (2-5) (6.45) vs Chris Flexen (1-6) (6.89)
Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks -215 / Colorado Rockies +194 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks will meet in Phoenix for their divisional series finale this Wednesday from Chase Field. Colorado took game one two with early production by a score of, 3-2.
Rockies Preview & Projected Starter
Colorado moved to 49-82 after defeating Arizona. The Rockies edged by the DBacks last night, and they’ll look to steal a series in game three. The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .256, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP.
Chris Flexen (1-6, 6.89 ERA, 57 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The seventh-year pitcher had a tough time at home versus Toronto last week, allowing four runs they 5.2 innings, but he avoided the losing decision. Flexen’s struggles with containment dates all the way back to his time with the Mets, and there’s been little resistance here in 2023. Since joining the Rockies at the end of July, Flexen has allowed three runs or more in five of his last seven starts, and he’ll look to turn the tide here Wednesday.
Rockies Player Trends & Props
• Ryan McMahon has totaled multiple bases in three of his last five games, and he leads Colorado in hits (123), home runs (22), and RBI (69).
• Elias Diaz has recorded a hit in five of the previous seven games, and he’s posting splits of .268/13/64.
• Charlie Blackmon plated a run in the game two win, and he’s batting .284, with 35 RBI thru 76 games.
• Ezequiel Tovar has recorded a hit in seven of the last nine games, and he’s hitting.256, with fifteen homers and 64 runs batted in.
Diamondbacks Preview & Projected Starter
Arizona enters at 71-68 after losing to Colorado. The Diamondbacks failed to score after the fourth inning, and they’ll look to bounce back here in the series finale. The Arizona offense is scoring 4.34 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.41 ERA, with a 1.34 WHIP.
Zach Davies (2-5, 6.45 ERA, 57 Ks) will get the call for Arizona. The ninth-year pitcher came through with one of his finer outings of the season against Baltimore last time out, striking out six thru six innings pitched to earn his second win of the season. Davies has been steady through a pair of starts since returning from a five-week absence, and he’ll look to avoid reverting back to his pre-All Star break ways. Davies allowed three runs thru 5.2 innings in his first matchup with Colorado, and he’ll aim to complete the quality start this time around.
DBacks Player Trends & Props
• Christian Walker had multiple hits in the game two loss, and he’s Arizona’s leader in home runs (30) and RBI (90).
• Ketel Marte doubled and tripled in his return to the lineup last night, and he’s first on the team in hits (137), with 21 homers and 70 runs batted in.
• Corbin Carroll has plated a run in three straight contests, and he’s leading the DBacks in batting (.281), with 24 home runs and 68 RBI.
• Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has totaled multiple bases in five of the last six games, and he’s posting splits of .255/22/71.
Corey’s Free Pick
Arizona needs to avoid another series loss here, especially at home, and I believe their bats will come thru for them here. The matchup of Chris Flexen versus Zach Davies screams a batter’s dream, so the Over will certainly be in play, but the DBacks find themselves in the midst of a playoff push, and there should be a sense of urgency to win this ball game. Let’s back Arizona for this divisional battle.