Odds and Picks: San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
- San Diego is 43-46 against the run line so far in 2022.
- Colorado is 45-43 against the run line this season.
- The Rockies are 25-21 against the run line at their home field.
- The Padres are a league-leading 29-17 against the run line on the road.
- San Diego is 23-37 against the run line as a favorite.
- Colorado is 38-30 against the run line as the underdog.
- The Rockies are 17-10 against the run line as a home underdog.
- The Padres are 12-11 against the run line as an away favorite.
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (brought to you via Betonline’s odds)
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According to Betonline, the Padres are the road favorites despite dropping Tuesday’s game. However, they took care of business in Game One.
San Diego is the favorite for a reason. They are one of the best teams in baseball and have played a solid brand of baseball. But playing in Colorado presents its share of challenges.
The over/under is extremely high in this ball game despite Joe Musgrove being on the mound. Pitching in the high altitude is one of the most daunting challenges in MLB so it will be interesting to see how the San Diego right-hander performs.
The winner of Wednesday’s game will guarantee a split in this four game set at the very least. So which team should you place your money on?
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San Diego Padres Preview
The Padres dropped Game Two of this four game set by a final score of 5-3 on Tuesday night. Despite playing at Coors Field, their offense never got much of anything going. However, they finished the game with 10 hits!
They just could not find a way to consistently drive in runs.
Mike Clevinger pitched 5.1 innings of four runs baseball, which is not all that bad for Colorado. But the Padres didn’t provide him with much run support in the defeat.
With the loss, San Diego now trails the Dodgers by 7.5 games in the NL West. The Padres are still 11 games over .500 but the Dodgers are simply elite.
Nonetheless, the Padres still have eyes on the division. So they will need to play extremely well moving forward.
The Padres will send star pitcher Joe Musgrove (8-2, 2.09) to the mound for Wednesday’s ball game. Musgrove has been one of MLB’s best pitchers in 2022 and will aim to keep things going against Colorado.
The Padres can clinch a split at the very worst with a win on Wednesday.
Colorado Rockies Preview
The Rockies took care of business on Tuesday. However, they are still near the very bottom of the division and are fighting for fourth place with the Diamondbacks.
But a win against a good team like San Diego always feels good.
The Rockies received a solid outing from Austin Gomber last night. Gomber went six innings of one-run ball while striking out three batters. He did a good job of dancing around trouble and containing the Padres.
But the pitching has been lackluster overall for the Rockies. Their 4.94 team ERA ranks 28th in MLB. They are also 28th in WHIP and 30th in batting average against.
Their offense has been much better. Colorado ranks third in batting average, 10th in OBP, 12th in slugging, and 12th in runs scored. Playing at Coors Field certainly helps the lineup.
But players such as C.J. Cron have stepped up in 2022. Cron leads the Rockies with 20 home runs to go along with a .292 batting average.
Colorado will send Chad Kuhl (6-5, 4.02) to the mound in this game. The right-hander has enjoyed a few solid outings in 2022 and will attempt to limit the Padres lineup on Wednesday.
For the Rockies, C.J. Cron is probable for Wednesday’s affair as he battles back from a wrist injury.
Antonio Senzatela is dealing with a shoulder ailment. The right-hander is expected to be back in mid-July.
For the most part, the Rockies are healthy. They will try to keep it that way through the All-Star break.
For the Padres, Drew Pomeranz and Robert Suarez are out until August. Adrian Morejon will be out until mid-July.
Craig Stammen will be out with a shoulder injury until late July. Will Myers will also be out until late July.
Matt Beaty should return this week. Jurickson Profar is in concussion protocol but should return this week as well.
Fernando Tatis Jr’s timetable is still relatively unclear. A late July or early August return seems most likely at this point, but that is subject to change.
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Preview and Predictions
The Rockies got the job done on Tuesday. But I don’t see them winning back-to-back games against the Padres.
Yes, Musgrove may not be at the top of his game in Colorado. But he should still be able to turn in a decent performance.
And the Padres lineup is too good to struggle like they did on Tuesday. Look for Manny Machado and the offense to step up and score an impressive amount of runs on Wednesday.
Some bettors may roll with the underdog Rockies following last night’s game. But I’d recommend taking the Padres as the road favorites in this one.
The Pick: Go ahead and roll with the San Diego Padres -1.5 in this Wednesday night affair in what should be an exciting NL West matchup.