Padres vs. Rockies - 5/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (12-13) at San Diego Padres (10-16)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
E. Butler vs. A Cashner (1-2) (4.94)
The Line: San Diego Padres -113 / Colorado Rockies +103 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres play late Tuesday night at Petco Park.
The Colorado Rockies could use a nice road win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Rockies allowed only two runs in Monday’s loss but have given up five or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 33 hits, Nolan Arenado has 25 RBI and Trevor Story has 10 home runs. Eddie Butler gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Butler’s second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could also use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Padres are relying on a pitching staff that’s allowed two or less runs in four straight games. The San Diego Padres, a team that’s had issues scoring, is 8-7 this season when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 32 hits, Matt Kemp has 21 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has two home runs. Andrew Cashner takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.94 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 1-3 with a 6.08 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 16-40 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Butlers last 4 starts. The Padres are 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 5-12 in Cashners last 17 starts vs. National League West. The Rockies are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in San Diego.
Neither team has been easy to figure out as they're both so up and down. The one consistent thing between these two clubs is that the Rockies can put runs on the board by the truckload, something the Padres struggle to do. I like the value of Colorado and the plus money in this spot.