Padres vs. Rockies - 5/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (11-11) at San Diego Padres (12-12)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm (PETCO Park)
T Matzek (2-0) (2.70) vs. J Shields (2-0) (2.90)
The Line: San Diego Padres -171 / Colorado Rockies +161 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-SD
The San Diego Padres look to sweep the Colorado Rockies in their three-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Colorado Rockies look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rockies have allowed 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Rockies have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 30 hits and 14 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado have combined for 29 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost seven of their last eight games on the road. Tyler Matzek gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Matzek is 1-3 with a 3.66 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Padres have scored 18 runs in this series and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Padres have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 33 hits and 17 RBI while Wil Myers and Derek Norris have combined for 31 RBI. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last eight games on their home field. James Shields takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.90 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Shields is 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 34-71 in their last 105 Sunday games and 7-3 in Matzeks last 10 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 36-17 in their last 53 home games. The Rockies are 1-4 in Matzeks last 5 starts vs. Padres.
The Padres have beaten Matzek up throughout his career, and they've beaten the Rockies up in this series. Take the home team to complete the sweep and take the run line to give your wager more value.