San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Free Preview

The San Diego Padres will be taking on their divisional rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. ET and the matchup will be shown on ATRM and FSSD.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

San Diego (+150) is hosting this one as the underdog to Colorado (-160) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 11 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at Padres +1.5 runs (-145) and Rockies +-1.5 runs (+125).

The Padres are 4-8 SU and have gone 5-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.0 units for moneyline gamblers over the early portions of the year and 3.0 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Rockies are 5-7 SU and 5-6 ATS. The team’s lost 2.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.1 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 6-4-1 so far in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 5-5-1.

The Padres have lost 1.9 units and are 4-4 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in three of those games, compared to four that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 0.8 units and are 2-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in three of those games, as opposed to two that’ve gone under.

The right-handed Luis Perdomo (1-1, 6.00 ERA) will get the nod for the visiting Padres. Perdomo started 29 games last year while finishing the season 8-11 overall with a 4.67 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. He made three starts against the Rockies in 2017 and compiled a 0-2 record against them with a 6.75 ERA and nine strikeouts.

The Rockies will put the ball in the hands of righty German Marquez (0-1, 6.52 ERA), who struck out 147 hitters across 162 innings last year (with 49 walks), while finishing the season 11-7 overall with a 4.39 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. He recorded three starts against San Diego a year ago and compiled a 2-1 record with a 5.94 ERA and 21 strikeouts.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.23, a WHIP of 1.58 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 4.30 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 7.8 K/9. In nine games against divisional opponents, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.93 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.01.

The Colorado offense has put up 3.8 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .212/.278/.400 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado have led the Rockies’ offense so far. Blackmon is slashing .282/.391/.641 with 11 hits, six RBIs and nine runs scored, and Arenado’s line is .318/.404/.500 with 14 hits, six RBIs and five runs scored.

Blackmon enjoyed batting against right-handed pitchers at home last year. Across 234 such plate appearances, he slashed .381/.462/.787 (compared to his overall season line of .331/.399/.601).

In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.34 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.99 K/9. The bullpen has logged an excellent ERA of just 2.14, along with a K/9 of 9.71.

The Padres offense has slashed .237/.306/.397 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Freddy Galvis and first baseman Eric Hosmer have led San Diego’s offense. Galvis is hitting .350/.458/.500 with 14 hits, five RBIs and three runs scored, while Hosmer (.319/.407/.447) is up to 15 hits, two RBIs and five runs scored.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have lost four of their last five games SU.
  • San Diego has posted 19.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.8 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 12 over their last 10.