Rockies vs. Padres - 9/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (69-78) at Colorado Rockies (61-85)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
I Kennedy (8-14) (4.28) vs. C Bettis (7-5) (4.59)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +102 / San Diego Padres -112 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Friday night.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Padres have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 148 hits and 97 RBI while Yangervis Solarte and Derek Norris have combined for 115 RBI. The San Diego Padres have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Ian Kennedy gets the ball, and he’s 8-14 with a 4.28 ERA and 153 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 6-6 with a 2.96 ERA and 133 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Rockies have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado with 160 hits and 52 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado have combined for 166 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have split their last eight home games. Chad Bettis takes the hill, and he’s 7-5 with a 4.59 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 0-0 with a 2.13 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 0-4 in Kennedys last 4 starts. The Rockies are 27-55 in their last 82 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Bettis' last 7 starts vs. National League West. The Padres are 9-19 in the last 28 meetings in Colorado and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Padres haven't had much success recently playing in Colorado, and the Rockies have been far more consistent on the offensive end. I'll take the home team and the better price.