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MLB Betting Online: It’s not the most intriguing of MLB lines pitching match-ups you’ll find this year, but both the Diamondbacks and Rockies will severely want this game with the defending champion Giants holding a comfy lead in the NL West. Arizona holds a 3-2 advantage in the team’s five meetings to date.
Arizona made its trip to Coors with a six-game win streak in tote after sweeping the Minnesota Twins at home in Manager Kirk Gibson’s squads first Interleague match-up of the 2011 season. The D’Backs have been quite the surprise to date as it was only a short year ago that they won just 65 games and cost those that backed them on the MLB lines nearly $2500 on the year. Entering Game 1 of this four-game series, Arizona sat an even 23-23 on the year ($296) but just 7-13 (-$357) away from the desert.
The Rockies got off to a blistering start to their 2011 MLB lines campaign but have since cooled off dramatically. They only sat a game over .500 (23-22) and had cost their MLB betting backers nearly $600 to date while managing just an 11-10 record at home (-$523). Manager Jim Tracey’s squad entered the series opener in Tuesday’s doubleheader losers of three in a row after getting swept at Miller Park by the Brewers over the weekend.
Micah Owings will look to follow up the 5.1 innings he tossed in his first start in two years over the weekend in an outing that saw him give up three ERs and seven hits with a K/BB ratio of 3/1. He’s 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA & 0.87 WHIP in two career starts vs. Colorado; the Rockies have hit just .156 off of him in those outings.
Rookie Clayton Mortensen has only allowed 18 hits and seven ERs over the course of his 29 total innings of work against the MLB lines this season. The youngster won his lone Coors start versus the Giants.