Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Odds & Pick

by | Aug 3, 2022 | mlb

Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday August 3rd, 09:40 ET
Location: Petco Park
TV: ATT SportsNet-RM
Money Line: Rockies OFF / Padres OFF
Total Line: OFF

STARTING PITCHING

Colorado: Chad Kuhl (6-6, 4.78) San Diego: Blake Snell (3-5, 4.43)

Rockies Projected Lineup

José Iglesias SS Yonathan Daza LF Brendan Rodgers 2B Connor Joe LF Randal Grichuk RF Garrett Hampson CF Elias Díaz C Charlie Blackmon RF C.J. Cron 1B Chad Kuhl P

Padres Projected Lineup

Jorge Alfaro C Ha-seong Kim SS Josh Bell 1B Manny Machado 3B Trent Grisham CF Jake Cronenworth 2B Juan Soto RF Jurickson Profar LF Blake Snell P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Colorado Rockies: 46-60-0 SU / OU 49-51-6 / Run Line W/L 57-49-0 San Diego Padres: 60-46-0 SU / OU 48-55-3 / Run Line W/L 50-56-0

The San Diego Padres host the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, August 3rd, at Petco Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:40 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Diego as the favorite (OFF), with an OU line set at OFF.

Recent Form

The Rockies will look to rebound from a close, 3-2 loss to the Padres. Even in the loss, the pitching staff gave up just 3 runs while allowing 5 hits. The Rockies ended the game with just 2 runs on 6 hits. Colorado’s loss came as the underdog, getting 165.0 on the moneyline. Combined, the Rockies and Padres fell short of the over-under betting line of 8.5 runs. This outcome pushed Colorado’s over-under record further below .500 at 49-51-6.

Over the Rockies’ last 5 contests, they have a record of just 1-4. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -14. Colorado’s offense is in the middle of a cold streak, as their offensive production has dipped to just 3.2 runs per game over their last 5 contests. Colorado’s overall series record is just 14-16-3.

In their last game, the Padres picked up a close win over the Rockies by a score of 3-2. For the game, the pitching staff held the Rockies to 2 runs on 6 hits. With their 5 hits, the Padres could only muster 3 runs. Heading into action, San Diego was the favorite at -185.0. So far, the team has won 56.9% of the games in which they were favored. With this result, the Padres and Rockies combined to fall below the over-under line of 8.5 runs. This result comes as no surprise, as the team’s over-under record is just 48-55-3.

Across their last 5 contests, the Padres are above .500, going 4-1. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +10 (last 5). San Diego is still playing winning baseball, even with their offense averaging just 5.4 runs per game, compared to a season long mark of 4.42. On the season, San Diego has won more than half of their series, going 17-11-5.

Pitching Matchup

The Colorado Rockies will send Chad Kuhl to the mound with an overall record of 6-6. To date, Kuhl has an ERA of 4.78 while lasting an average of 5.16 innings per appearance. Compared to other starters, the right-hander has a high BA allowed, currently sitting at 0.268. Home runs have been an issue for Kuhl, as he is allowing an average of 1.29 per 9 innings pitched. In terms of strikeouts, Chad Kuhl has a strong strikeout percentage of 17.0%, including a per-game average of 3.79. Command has been a problem for Kuhl, as he is giving up 3.95 walks per outing.

Blake Snell gets the start for the Padres, with an overall record of 3-5. Snell gets the start with an ERA of 4.43. On average, he has lasted 5.08 innings per appearance. Through 12 outings, opposing teams have combined for a batting average of 0.225. Snell is giving up home runs at a rate similar to the league average, allowing 0.89 per 9 innings. Per game, Blake Snell is averaging 6.5, on a strikeout percentage of 28.9%. Command has been a problem for Snell, as he is giving up 5.02 walks per outing.

Colorado vs San Diego History

Today’s matchup between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres will be their 15th meeting of the season. So far, Colorado is leading the season series, 8-6. The over-under record in this series sits at 6-8. The average run total in these games is 7.68 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 3.57 runs. Going back to last year, Colorado won the season series, 11 games to 8. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 7-12. Last year, the Rockies and Padres averaged 7.68 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.05 runs per game.

Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing San Diego
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games
  • San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Prediction

Heading into Wednesday’s NL West showdown between Colorado and San Diego, everyone will be watching in anticipation of Juan Soto’s debut for the Padres. Not only should San Diego receive a boost in the lineup, but they also have the edge in the starting pitcher matchup. Chad Kuhl saw his ERA jump from 3.83 to 4.59 in the month of July. I don’t see him turning things around in his first start of August. I like San Diego on the moneyline.

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