Padres vs. Rockies - 6/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (24-30) at San Diego Padres (22-34)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
C Bettis (4-4) (5.46) vs. A Cashner (2-5) (4.79)
The Line: San Diego Padres -115 / Colorado Rockies +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Saturday night for game two of their series.
The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Rockies have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 5.24 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 63 hits, Nolan Arenado has 44 RBI and Trevor Story has 15 home runs. Chad Bettis gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 5.46 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 2-0 with a 1.82 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres offense has picked up steam lately, and they’ve won six of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jon Jay leads San Diego with 64 hits, Wil Myers has 27 RBI and Matt Kemp has 14 home runs. Andrew Cashner takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.79 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 2-3 with a 5.87 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 19-46 in their last 65 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Bettis' last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Padres are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Cashners last 5 starts. The Rockies are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in San Diego.
Neither of these teams can figure out what they want to be so picking a winner in this spot isn't going to be the easiest. The one consistent is both clubs are allowing a truckload of runs, so siding with the over once again may be the best bet here.