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Rockies vs. Padres - 4/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (10-5) at Colorado Rockies (7-7)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)

T Ross (1-0) (4.07) vs. J Lyles (1-1) (3.50)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -118 / San Diego Padres +108 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds


The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies end a four-game series Thursday afternoon.

The San Diego Padres look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Padres offense has produced 25 runs in their last three games and has scored four or more runs in six straight games. The Padres have won 10 of their last 15 games when topping three runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 22 hits and 14 RBI while Wil Myers and Will Middlebrooks have combined for 22 RBI. The San Diego Padres are quickly climbing up the NL West standings and are starting to really click with their revamped roster. Tyson Ross takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.08 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Ross is 0-4 with a 3.16 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

Rockies vs. Padres - 4/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Colorado Rockies look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rockies pitching staff has allowed six or more runs in five of their last six games and 25 runs in this series. The Rockies have lost 11 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, DJ LeMahieu has 21 hits and 10 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado have combined for 23 RBI. The Colorado Rockies brutal pitching rotation will be the reason they once again fail to be competitive. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 1-3 with a 6.30 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 1-5 in Ross' last 6 road starts. The Rockies are 23-55 in their last 78 games as an underdog and 2-7 in Lyles' last 9 starts. The Padres are 1-4 in Ross' last 5 starts vs. Rockies.

I just don't mess with teams that give up truckloads of runs. The Rockies rotation gives up big innings after big innings. I'll gladly take the better team and the plus money here. 

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