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NLCS Game 1: Colorado at Arizona

by Thomas Jensen on Thursday, October 11th, 2007

NLCS Game 1: Colorado at ArizonaIt is a battle of National League West teams in the National League Championship Series as the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Colorado Rockies. Arizona had the best record in the National League and has home field advantage in this 7 game series. Both teams have solid pitching staffs with the Rockies having the offensive edge. Game #1 in this series will have Colorado at Arizona. SBG Global reports that early betting has the public taking the favored Diamondbacks at Home.

MLB Betting Preview
NLCS Game #1 – Colorado at Arizona
Thursday, 8:35 pm Eastern – TBS

SBG Global Opening Line: Diamondbacks -126, Total 7.5 Flat

Arizona scored 712 runs this season which was third worst in the National League. They were outscored by a total of 20 runs over the course of the season yet they won 90 games. The Rockies scored 860 runs which was second in the league. Arizona was 32-20 in one run games. Game #1 will have Arizona sending ace pitcher Brandon Webb while the Rockies go with lefthander Jeff Francis. Francis has an 18-9 record and a 4.19 ERA this season while Webb is 19-10 with a 2.96 ERA so far this season. Both teams have their rotations set for this series since both teams are coming off sweeps. The Diamondbacks dispatched the Cubs in three straight while the Rockies routed the Phillies in three straight games.

SBG Global Current Line: Diamondbacks -128, Total 7.5 Under (-115)

The Rockies are 5-0 in their 5 games on the road. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last five games at Arizona. Francis is 7-2 against Arizona with an ERA of 3.54. The team is 9-5 in those starts.

Arizona is 6-1 in its last 7 games at home. Arizona is 14-13 against the Rockies over the past three seasons. Webb is 8-7 against Colorado with an ERA of 3.89. The team is 11-10 in those starts.

The Under is 10-4 when Francis has pitched against Arizona.

The total has gone Under in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games overall. The total has gone under 8 of the last 12 times the two teams have played. The total has gone Under in 11 of the 21 games Webb has pitched against Colorado.

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