Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Betting Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will be taking on their NL West nemesis San Diego Padres in a Tuesday night game. The action gets underway at 9:10 p.m. ET and you can catch the game on ATRM and FSSD.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Odds

San Diego (-130) is hosting this one as the favorite over Colorado (+120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). You can also bet on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at Rockies +1.5 runs (-175) and Padres -1.5 runs (+155).

The Rockies have gone just 5-12 SU this year and are 5-11 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.1 units for moneyline gamblers over the early portions of the season and 8.4 units ATS. Colorado’s covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Padres, on the other hand, are 11-7 SU and 9-8 ATS. They’ve gained 4.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.9 units ATS. San Diego has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Padres games have an 8-8-1 over/under record so far in 2019. The Rockies have an over/under record of 5-9-2.

Jon Gray is getting the start for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Gray is 0-3 with a 4.19 ERA and 20 strikeouts. This will be his first start against San Diego this year. He did make five starts against the Padres in 2018, compiling a 4-1 record against them with a 3.26 ERA and 30 strikeouts.

The Padres are turning to Nick Margevicius (1-1, 1.69 ERA), who has 12 strikeouts and one walks, in addition to a 0.63 WHIP. Margevicius did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2018.

As a unit, San Diego’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have a 3.55 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 10.6 K/9. In 15 divisional games, Padres starters have an ERA of 3.94 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.90.

The San Diego offense is putting up 3.7 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .233/.282/.472 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Padres’ hitters have been led by left fielder Wil Myers and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.. Myers is slashing .295/.328/.541 with 18 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs scored, while Tatis Jr.’s line is .283/.353/.583 with five homers, 11 RBIs and nine runs.

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.92 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.98 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.43, along with a K-per-9 of 8.20.

Rockies hitters have slashed .204/.264/.325 on their way to 3.0 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story have led Colorado’s hitters. Arenado is hitting .254/.320/.403 with 17 hits, 10 RBIs and eight runs scored, while Story is hitting .242/.306/.439 with 16 hits, four homers, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

The Padres have gained 1.8 units and are 5-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in six of those games, as opposed to five that’ve gone under against righty starters.

Rockies vs. Padres Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in just two of Colorado’s last seven outings.
  • San Diego has recorded 18.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.2 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Padres have hit 18 over their last 10.