San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will play host to their division rival San Diego Padres at Coors Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET and the action will be televised on either ATRM or FSSD.

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Odds

San Diego (+210) is entering this one as the underdog against Colorado (-230) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 10.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -105 for the under and -115 for the over. The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -105 for taking the Padres +1.5 runs and -115 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Padres have gone 50-78 SU this year and are 59-68 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.4 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 29.3 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 68-57 SU and 66-58 ATS. They’ve gained 14.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.3 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Rockies games have a 54-64-6 over/under record in 2018. The Padres have an over/under record of 61-61-5.

Jacob Nix will get the start for San Diego. The right-handed Nix is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and five strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies are turning to righty Jon Gray (9-7, 4.76 ERA), who’s got 157 strikeouts and 38 walks to his name as well as a 1.29 WHIP. Gray is 2-1 with 24 strikeouts and a 3.50 ERA across three starts against San Diego this year.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.30 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.07 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 51 games against NL West foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.26 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.57.

The Colorado hitters have produced 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .268/.320/.426 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story have led the Rockies’ batters this year. Arenado is slashing .309/.391/.577 with 30 home runs, 87 RBIs and 80 runs scored, while Story is hitting .291 with 26 homers, 84 RBIs, 65 runs and 17 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.19 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.40 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.45, along with a K-per-9 of 9.96.

Padres hitters have slashed .235/.301/.375 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game this season, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

San Diego’s hitters have been paced by first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis. Hosmer is slashing .261/.325/.405 with 13 home runs, 54 RBIs and 58 runs scored, while Galvis is slashing .235/.293/.361 with 10 homers, 53 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

The Padres have lost 4.3 units and are 46-43 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 40 of those games, compared to 46 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 6.4 units and are 37-41 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 38 of those games, as opposed to 37 that’ve gone under.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of San Diego’s last seven games.
  • Both teams have launched 11 home runs over their last 10 outings.
  • San Diego has recorded 18.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.0 over its last five.