Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Betting Preview
The Rockies earned a 9-4 win on Friday night, but life on the road has not been too kind to Colorado this season. This team brings an overall record of 45-59 into this game, and they will be playing the role of spoiler the rest of the way.
San Diego is 60-46 on the season, but that is still only good enough for third place in the NL West. The Padres should be a lock to make the postseason, but this team had goals of winning the World Series this season.
The San Diego Padres are the betting favorites at -198 in this matchup with the Colorado Rockies.
Marquez Starts For Rockies
The Colorado Rockies will have German Marquez on the mound Saturday night, and he is the best that the Rockies have in the rotation. Marquez has gone just 8-8 so far this season, but his 3.54 ERA is more than respectable.
Colorado was a team that was expected to blow things up at the Trade Deadline, but that is not what occurred at all. The Rockies still have some talented pieces on this roster, including shortstop Trevor Story.
The Rockies are inside of the top-10 when it comes to on-base percentage, and they are not a fun lineup to face. Ryan McMahon leads the team with 17 home runs and 55 RBIs, and he has played a role in this series.
San Diego Can Slug
The Padres can put up runs in a hurry, but their biggest star was forced to leave the game on Friday night due to injury. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the team with 31 home runs and a .292 batting average, and it would be a big blow if he is out for a long period of time.
This Padres team still has Manny Machado and his team-high 75 RBIs, but losing Tatis will be tough to account for. Facing Marquez on Saturday night will make things even harder, and the Padres might have to manufacture some runs.
Yu Darvish starts for the Padres in this game, and he has gone 7-5 with a 3.27 ERA this season.
Padres Pick Up Win
Playing on the road has been a major issue for the Rockies all season long, but they were impressive on Friday night. The Rockies will now have their ace on the mound on Saturday night, and that should give them some confidence.
San Diego will be without Fernando Tatis Jr., and that is a major blow, but this team still has plenty of talent in that offense. Look for Darvish to deliver another solid start, and that will allow the Padres to take control early.
Colorado will battle once again, but they won’t have enough offense to win this one. Bet the San Diego Padres -198 as they get just enough offense to pick up a win over the Colorado Rockies.
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