Rockies vs. Padres - 4/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (2-3) at Colorado Rockies (2-3)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
T Ross (0-1) (11.82) vs. C Bettis (0-0) (8.44)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -117 / San Diego Padres +107 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, RTRM
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies wrap up their series Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres can get to a .500 record in improbable fashion considering how they looked in their opening series against the Dodgers. The Padres have produced 29 runs in their last two games and look like a completely different team than a few days ago. While we can give Coors Field some credit, the San Diego Padres are clearly making a statement in this series. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with nine hits, Jon Jay has four RBI and Wil Myers has a home run. James Shields gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Shields is 6-1 with a 4.69 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies will also get to .500 with a victory despite losing three of their last four games. The Rockies have allowed double-digit runs in three of their last four games, as the pitching staff continues to be an issue for this team. The Colorado Rockies have allowed five or more runs in five of their last nine games. Offensively, DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 10 hits, Trevor Story has 11 RBI and Carlos Gonzalez has one home run. Chad Bettis takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 8.44 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Bettis is 1-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 10-23 in their last 33 during game 3 of a series and 7-15 in Shields' last 22 starts. The Rockies are 0-4 in Bettis' last 4 starts during game 3 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 Sunday games. The Padres are 4-0 in Shields' last 4 starts vs. Rockies.
The Rockies pitching staff has struggled out of the gate, and they haven't been able to quiet down the Padres bats at all this series. You have to like the plus money with the way this series has gone.