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MLB Picks: Rockies vs Padres Prediction, Odds (July 29)

  • Rockies are 12-41 last 53 road games
  • Rockies are 1-5 last 6 in series openers
  • Padres are 26-10 last 36 home games
  • Padres are 1-5 last 6 head to head meetings

The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres get set to kick off a 4-game series beginning Friday night at Petco Park. Colorado has won 5 of the last 6 head to head meetings between the two squads, but oddsmakers aren’t giving the Rockies much of a chance in this one, listing the as +235 underdogs. San Diego is a bit pricey as whopping -270 favorites.

Rockies vs Padres Schedule

  • Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California
  • When: Thursday, July 29 10:10PM ET
  • Watch: BSSD

Rockies vs Padres Vegas Odds

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Rockies Road Woes Continue

Colorado is officially the worst road team in the majors, posting an 11-38 record away from Coors Field. The Rockies did take two of three in their last visit to Petco Park July 9th -11th but are 2-4 through six games of their current 10-game away swing.

Rockies bats have looked good the last two games, plating 19 runs even though the team went just 1-1 in those matchups with the Angels. Colorado belted out 16 hits in Tuesday’s 12-3 win over LAA, but fell 8-7 on Wednesday.

Kyle Freeland hopes to give Colorado a little better pitching performance than they saw in Wednesday’s loss to the Angels. The left-hander is just 1-5 with a 4.85 ERA on the year, which actually isn’t horrible when pitching home games at Coors Field. That being said, Freeland actually has a worse ERA on the road (5.10 to 4.56) and has allowed 8 ER in 8.2 IP over two starts vs. San Diego this season (8.31 ERA).

Padres Want Big Series

San Diego is shooting for a sweep or at least taking 3 out of 4 from the worst road team in the majors this weekend. The Padres have a 5.5 game deficit behind the Giants in the West, but do have a comfortable hold on the second wild-card spot with a 5 game lead over the Reds.

It could be a big night for Padres bats even though the run total on this one is just 8.5 runs. San Diego plated 5 ER over just 3.2 IP from Freeland at Coors Field last month and scored 3 over 5.0 IP at Petco on July 9th. Fernando Tatis, Jr. is 5-15 with 3 XB hits vs. the Rockies starter while Manny Machado has gone 8-23 vs. Freeland.

Joe Musgrove takes the ball for San Diego looking for some consistency. He has allowed 4+ runs in three of his last five starts but did hold Colorado to just 1 ER over 4.1 IP on July 10th. Musgrove may feel a little more calmness after the Padres traded for Adam Frazier, his longtime friend, and former teammate on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rockies at Padres Pick

Who will win tonight’s MLB Game:

The price is just too high on San Diego in this one, but we’ve got a couple of offenses that can really smack the ball around as well as two pitchers who haven’t been able to find consistency.

Rockies 5 – Padres 7

Expert Pick:

  • Padres win
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