San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick

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The streaking Colorado Rockies will go for their fifth straight victory when they play host to the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET and the matchup will be shown on either ATRM or FSSD.

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (-180) is hosting this one as the favorite over San Diego (+170) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 10.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. The game’s runline odds stand at -130 for taking the Padres +1.5 runs and +110 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Padres have gone 49-78 SU this year and are 59-68 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 29.3 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 68-56 SU and 66-58 ATS. The team’s 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 an over/under record of 54-64-6 in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 61-61-5.

Robbie Erlin is getting the nod for the Padres. The left-handed Erlin is 2-3 with a 3.33 ERA and 59 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Colorado this year.

The Rockies will send lefty Tyler Anderson (6-5, 4.39 ERA) to the mound. Anderson has 131 strikeouts and 51 walks to his name, as well as a 1.23 WHIP. Anderson is 1-0 with 15 strikeouts and a 2.55 ERA over three starts against San Diego this year.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitchers have given up 4.8 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.29, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 5.11 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 50 games against NL West foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.23 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.66.

Colorado’s offense is putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .260/.313/.387 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado have led the Rockies’ batters this year. Story is hitting .294/.350/.553 with 26 home runs, 84 RBIs, 65 runs and 17 stolen bases, and Arenado is batting .309 with 30 homers, 86 RBIs and 80 runs scored.

In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.19 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.38 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.48, along with a K/9 of 9.97.

The Padres offense has slashed .235/.301/.373 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game this season, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

First baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis continue to lead San Diego’s hitters. Hosmer is slashing .259/.325/.398 with 12 home runs, 52 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Galvis (.235/.294/.359) has produced 10 homers, 52 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

The Padres have lost 11.1 units and are 13-25 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 8.2 units and are 29-17 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 16 of those games, as opposed to 27 that’ve gone under.

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • Each offenses has logged 13 extra-base hits over its last five outings.
  • The Padres have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • Colorado has recorded 22.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.0 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have won eight of their last nine games SU.