Rockies vs. Padres - 9/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (62-86) at Colorado Rockies (71-77)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
J Cosart (0-3) (5.16) vs. C Bettis (12-7) (4.78)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -160 / San Diego Padres +150 --- Over/Under: 12.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies look to sweep the San Diego Padres early Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.44 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 142 hits, Yangervis Solarte has 68 RBI and Travis Jankowski has two home runs. Jarred Cosart gets the nod, and he’s 0-3 with a 5.16 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Cosart’s first career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies also look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to show up, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 181 hits, Nolan Arenado has 123 RBI and Charlie Blackmon has 27 home runs. Chad Bettis takes the hill, and he’s 12-7 with a 4.78 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 24-52 in their last 76 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Cosarts last 6 starts. The Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 14-3 in Bettis' last 17 starts. The Padres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado.
The Rockies continue to hit the ball well at home and that shouldn't change against Cosart, who hasn't been the same since leaving Houston. The Rockies should be able to complete the sweep at home.