San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 9/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (68-73) at San Diego Padres (58-83)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)
C Bettis (12-7) (4.88) vs. E Jackson (4-5) (5.55)
The Line: San Diego Padres +121 / Colorado Rockies -131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies look to get back in the win column after throwing one away yesterday as they continue their road set with the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
The Rockies will look to keep their faint playoff hopes alive as they continue their road trip at Petco Park against the Padres and after losing yesterday they have dropped 7.5 games back in the NL wild card race which at this point looks like a tough mountain to climb. The Rockies sent Jon Gray to the bump who had been pretty solid for the most part this season but he was blasted by an underwhelming Padres lineup and now they have to recover with Chad Bettis on the hill who will face off against the veteran Edwin Jackson.
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The Padres meanwhile look to continue thriving in the spoiler role as they can all but extinguish the Rockies playoff hopes with a victory here but they will be in tough against a desperate team that has a ton of pop at the dish. San Diego has unloaded some pieces this season and will look to the future to find some success as they are just 16-36 in their last 52 Sunday games and 2-6 in their last eight home games overall and again with the Rockies basically facing a must win here the Friars know they will get a better effort from their foes in this one.
Colorado is 3-7 in their last 10 Sunday games, 2-9 in their last 11 against a team with a losing record, and 13-3 in Chad Bettis’ last 16 starts while the Padres are 3-8 in their last 11 overall, 2-10 in their last 12 during game four of a series, and 1-4 in Jackson’s last five games on five days rest. This is Colorado’s game to lose and I think with Bettis on the hill they are the play here as San Diego is just a woeful team right now.