Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 9/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (62-84) at Colorado Rockies (69-77)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
E Jackson (4-5) (5.32) vs. Jon Gray (9-8) (4.75)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -180 / San Diego Padres +155 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies meet up in Denver on Saturday night as both teams look for a victory and to avoid the elements.
The Padres had to battle the Rockies high powered offense as well as a stretch of quarter sized hail that rained down on Coors Field last night and while it was an unusual scene for the Padres it was a typical result as they lost another game, this time to the tune of a heartbreaking 8-7 shootout. San Diego will look to get back on track with a win here as they send Edwin Jackson to the hill as he will face off against Jon Gray in what is quickly becoming a big public play for the home side as Gray has been quite strong across long stretches of the season. San Diego is 4-1 in their last five games though and have shown signs of life sow the stretch in what is certainly low pressure baseball for them.
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The Rockies meanwhile were in the hunt for a wild card spot after the all-star break but it looks as though that pipe dream is over and and one of baseball’s top offenses will be on the shelf during the postseason. Colorado is a dangerous team that will only get better moving forward as they have a number of key pieces, and while they will likely move on from Carlos Gonzalez in the offseason they still have Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story anchoring the offense. The Rockies also have a promising young rotation and if they can add a piece or two via free agency they could challenge the big dogs in the NL West as early as next season.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last five against the NL West, 11-23 in their last 34 road games, and 1-4 in their last five during game two of a series while the Rockies are 1-4 in their last five Saturday games, 2-5 in Gray’s last seven starts, and 1-4 in their last five against the NL West. This is another interesting spot but I think in the end the offense will be the difference as the Rockies get it done.