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The streaking San Diego Padres will go for their fifth win in a row as they play host to the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park. The matchup gets going at 8:40 p.m. ET and you can watch the game on ATRM and FSSD.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Odds

San Diego (+145) is the home-team underdog to Colorado (-155) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 7.5 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -110 for the Rockies -1.5 runs and -110 for the Padres +1.5.

The Padres are 54-83 straight up (SU) and 65-71 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.5 units for moneyline bettors and 26.1 units (ATS). The Rockies have gone 72-62 SU this year and are 68-65 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 11.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.0 units ATS.

Padres games have an over/under record of 65-66-5 in 2018. Colorado has been a good under bet with a total record of 57-70-6.

Jon Gray will get the nod for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Gray (10-7, 4.76 ERA) has recorded 163 strikeouts in 147.1 innings so far. He’s 3-1 with 29 strikeouts and a 3.33 ERA against San Diego this year (four starts).

The Padres will turn to lefty Robbie Erlin (3-4, 3.69 ERA), who has 68 punchouts and nine walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.07. Erlin is 2-0 with 15 strikeouts and a 2.61 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.

San Diego’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starters have a 5.08 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.50 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.0 K/9. In 60 games against NL West foes, Padres starters have an ERA of 5.52 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.35.

The San Diego hitters have put up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .276/.318/.492 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Eric Hosmer has helped lead the Padres’ offense this year with 13 home runs, 56 RBIs and 60 runs scored.

For the visitors, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.32 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.47 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.00, along with a K/9 of 8.89.

Rockies hitters have slashed .253/.320/.425 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Trevor Story has sparked Colorado’s hitters and is slashing .290/.348/.533 with 26 home runs, 85 RBIs, 70 runs and 22 stolen bases.

The Padres are looking for another victory after a 7-0 win in the prior game of this series.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Rockies have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Padres have hit 15 over their last 10.
  • Colorado fielders have seven errors over the last 10 games, compared to 13 errors for San Diego over its last 10.
  • The Rockies have lost four of their last five games SU.