San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The San Diego Padres will take on their division rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The game will begin at 8:40 p.m. ET and the matchup will be shown on both ATRM and FSSD.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

The Padres have gone only 9-15 SU this year and are 9-14 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.5 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 8.7 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 12-12 SU and 12-11 ATS. The team has gained 1.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.6 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 11-10-2 so far in 2018. The Padres have an over/under record of 10-11-2.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have an ERA of 5.02, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.9. The bullpen has a 5.40 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 11 games against divisional foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.86 and the bullpen’s ERA is 6.38.

The Colorado offense has put up 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .260/.346/.426 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Arenado is hitting .353/.430/.618 with four home runs, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored, and Blackmon’s line is .288/.373/.658 with eight homers, 15 RBIs and 18 runs.

Compared to his total season slash line of .331/.399/.601, Blackmon appeared to enjoy hitting at home last season, slashing .391/.466/.773 across 348 plate appearances.

For the visitors, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.90 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 7.79 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.68, along with a WHIP of 1.57 and a K-per-9 of 10.17.

The Padres offense has slashed .227/.298/.375 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Third baseman Christian Villanueva and first baseman Eric Hosmer have led San Diego’s hitters. Villanueva is slashing .355/.444/.774 with seven home runs, 16 RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Hosmer is hitting .259/.364/.412 with two homers, four RBIs and 12 runs scored.

Compared to his total season slash line of .318/.385/.498, Hosmer appeared to take a step back when hitting lefties in 2017, putting up a slash line of only .284/.327/.433 across 208 plate appearances.

The Padres have lost 0.6 units and are 3-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over’s hit in five of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Rockies have lost four of their last five games SU.
  • San Diego has recorded 21.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 13 over their last 10.