Major League Baseball: NL COL vs. ARI
Starting Pitchers: COL- Anderson (1-3, 7.11 ERA) LHP ARI- Greinke (2-2, 2.93 ERA) RHP
Colorado Rockies (15-9, 8-3 away) at Arizona Diamondbacks (15-10, 11-4 home)
April 29, 2017- 8:10 PM ET Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
A battle of first-place teams will continue on Saturday night in the desert when the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks will take to the dirt in Game 2 of this weekend set with the betting lines as follow from our best sportsbooks;
Best Rockies Lines: BetOnline ML (+126) Spread +1.5
Best Diamondbacks Lines: MyBookie ML (-145) Spread -1.5
Over/Under: MyBookie 9.0
Two teams surprising early on will once again square off with first-place on the line in the National League West as the pitching matchup will feature a youngster for the Rockies going up against a crafty veteran for the Snakes.
It was Colorado who struck first with a closely contested 3-1 victory on Friday night in the series opener behind what they hope will be the Carlos Gonzalez of old. Off to a slow start to begin the season, Cargo went 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to .225 on the season.
Despite the setback in Game 1 by the DBacks, Arizona aims to win the next two games to assure themselves another series win at home; a streak that stands at four home series wins to begin the season.
For the pitching matchup leading into Game 2, Colorado will hand the ball to left-hander Tyler Anderson, who is 1-3 with a 7.11 ERA. With two no-decisions against the Diamondbacks, Tyler has been hit hard with a 6.30 ERA in 10-innings of work.
For the DBacks, they will counter with right-hander Zach Greinke, who is 2-2 with a 2.93 ERA. In 19 career starts against the Rockies, Greinke is 7-4 with a 4.09 ERA.
The Arizona pitching staff have been effective in striking out batters, whereas the Colorado hitters have fanned 11-plus times in five straight games.
With still plenty of baseball to play, both teams have looked good so far, but as we look into the Game 2 betting lines for our US players, MyBookie is putting their faith in the Diamondbacks behind Greinke as they are favoring ARI (-145 ML) over COL with an over/under of 9.0 total game runs scored.
Following suit with the experts, I will favor the Diamondbacks in a (-145) moneyline win over Colorado as my best sports betting pick.