Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies: Best Odds and Preview for October 2, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | October 1, 2021, 9:46 pm

The Colorado Rockies (73-85) match up against the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-109) after Trevor Story had a four-hit outing in a 10-5 win over the Nationals. The Diamondbacks are favored (-137) in this matchup with the Rockies (+119), which starts at 8:10 PM ET on Saturday.

Zac Gallen starts for Arizona, and Antonio Senzatela is Colorado’s pick to start.

Best Odds for Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.

Diamondbacks Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have won in 11, or 50%, of the 22 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Contests with Arizona have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 86 of 159 chances this season.
  • The Diamondbacks have scored 656 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 25th in MLB.
  • The Diamondbacks are listed as odds-on favorites for the first time in quite a while, they have been posted as underdogs in their last 10 games.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Diamondbacks and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on six occasions.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Gallen (3-10) gets the starting nod for the Diamondbacks in his 23rd start of the season. He has a 4.37 ERA in 115 1/3 innings pitched, with 133 strikeouts.
  • In his last outing on Sunday against the Dodgers, the righty went six innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • Gallen’s team is 5-17 in his 22 starts.
  • Gallen has had 22 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in 14 of those matchups.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Ketel Marte 87 .315 .376 .521 13 47 104
Daulton Varsho 89 .244 .319 .443 11 36 66
Josh Rojas 136 .263 .340 .413 11 43 125
Carson Kelly 95 .235 .340 .406 13 44 70
Geraldo Perdomo 8 .263 .417 .316 0 1 5
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Rockies Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have gone 44-72 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 37.9% of those games).
  • Colorado has played in 158 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 64 times (64-89-5).
  • The Rockies have the No. 12 offense in baseball scoring 4.6 runs per game (724 total runs).
  • Colorado was the moneyline underdog for seven of its last 10 games, and finished 1-6 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings, the Rockies and their opponents combined to go over the total three times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Senzatela (4-9 with a 4.10 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 156 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rockies, his 28th of the season.
  • In his last time out on Sunday, the right-hander threw six innings against the Giants, allowing two earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • Over Senzatela’s 27 starts, his team is 11-16.
  • Senzatela has had 27 starts with a total this season, and the teams combined to go over the total in nine of those matchups.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
C.J. Cron 139 .277 .371 .528 28 90 128
Trevor Story 140 .255 .333 .479 24 74 132
Brendan Rodgers 99 .281 .326 .465 15 50 105
Ryan McMahon 147 .254 .333 .452 23 85 131
Elias Díaz 105 .245 .310 .466 18 43 82

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