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Rockies at Padres - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (11-10) at San Diego Padres (11-12)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

E Butler (2-1) (3.27) vs. I Kennedy (0-1) (10.81)

The Line: San Diego Padres -146 / Colorado Rockies +136 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-SD

The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres begin a  three-game series Friday night.

The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Rockies have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 28 hits and 13 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 26 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last six games on the road. Eddie Butler gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Butler’s first career game against the Padres.

Rockies at Padres - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres look for a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Padres have allowed 30 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Padres have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 30 hits and 16 RBI while Wil Myers and Justin Upton have combined for 29 RBI. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last six games on their home field. Ian Kennedy takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 5-4 with a 2.86 ERA and 110 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 4-0 in Butlers last 4 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Padres are 4-9 in their last 13 games following an off day and 9-4 in Kennedys last 13 home starts. The Rockies are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego.

Forget trying to pick the winner of this game between two teams that allow runs left and right. I'm going with the over, as this one should be a shootout given the way both teams are playing. 

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Over 7

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