Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Free Preview

The Colorado Rockies will pay a visit to San Diego to square off against their NL West foe Padres at PETCO Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and the matchup will be shown on both ATRM and FSSD.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Odds

San Diego (-155) is favored over Colorado (+135) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at eight runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -110 for betting the Rockies -1.5 runs and +100 for the Padres +1.5.

The Padres are 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS. They’ve lost 3.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.8 units against the spread (ATS). The Rockies have gone 1-2 SU this year and are 2-1 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 0.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year, but have gained 1.0 unit ATS.

Padres games have a two-1 over/under record in 2018. The Rockies have an over/under record of two-1.

The Rockies just got a 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks, while the Padres are coming off of a 7-3 loss against the Brewers.

Chad Bettis will get the nod for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Bettis started nine games last year and finished the season 2-4 overall with a 5.05 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.

The Padres are turning to righty Bryan Mitchell, who started 1 games last year while finishing the season 1-1 overall with a 5.79 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.

San Diego’s pitching staff has given up 5.7 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The team’s starters have a 5.17 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.14, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 6.3. In zero games against divisional opponents, Padres starters have an ERA of and the bullpen’s ERA is .

The San Diego hitters have put up 3.3 runs per outing, including per game against divisional foes and 3.3 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .224/.303/.364 over its last five games and is 0-3 SU during that stretch.

The Padres’ hitters have been led by shortstop Freddy Galvis and first baseman Eric Hosmer. Galvis is hitting .417/.462/.667 with five hits, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Hosmer’s line is .333/.429/.500 with four hits and two RBIs.

Hosmer appeared to enjoy facing righties at home in 2017. Across 221 such plate appearances, he slashed .354/.439/.615 (compared to his overall season line of .318/.385/.498).

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 6.0 runs per game and its starters own a 7.94 ERA, 2.29 WHIP and 8.74 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.61, along with a K-per-9 of 11.20.

The Rockies offense has slashed .245/.294/.471 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-2 SU).

Colorado’s offense has been led by right fielder Blackmon Blackmon and catcher Chris Iannetta. Blackmon has three hits, five RBIs and three runs scored, while Iannetta (.714/.750/.714) is up to five hits and zero RBI.

Blackmon seemed to have a little trouble hitting righty pitching on the road last year. Over 254 such plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .284/.346/.476 (compared to his total season line of .331/.399/.601).

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The Padres went 7-12 SU against the Rockies last season.
  • The Rockies’ bullpen managed an ERA of 2.76 against the Padres last year.