Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 8/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 8/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres (19-13) at Colorado Rockies (16-15)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

Zach Davies (4-2) (3.03) vs. Antonio Senzatela (3-1) (3.96)

The Line: Colorado Rockies +100 / San Diego Padres -120 --- Over/Under: 12 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action from Coors Field. 

This will be the first matchup of a four-game weekend series between these teams. The Padres are coming off a doubleheader versus the Mariners on Thursday. In those games, San Diego won the first installment 10-7. In the nightcap, the Padres coughed up six runs in the first inning on the way to an 8-3 defeat. As for the Rockies, they played the Diamondbacks in four games this week. Colorado took the first three games there 3-2, 5-4 and 8-7. The Thursday game was postponed. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

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The Padres posted nine hits in the Thursday loss, exactly as many as the Mariners did. Trouble was, the six runs given up by starter Garrett Richards in the first inning were too many to overcome. Richards surrendered two homers in his 0.2 innings, with four hits and two walks. Manny Machado went just 1-for-4, but did provide a solo home run, his 11th of the season so far.

For the Friday starting pitcher, the Padres are going with Zach Davies. This season, Davies is 4-2 across six starts with a 3.03 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 35.2 innings total. On his career, Davies is 47-34 with a 3.86 ERA and 465 Ks in 650.0 innings. 

Over on the Rockies’ side, they’ve had some pretty good offensive showings in sports this season so far. Charlie Blackmon leads the way on a .390 batting average with four homers and 28 RBI and 20 runs. Trevor Story is also doing well with a .306 batting average, 29 runs, nine homers and 18 RBI. Nolan Arenado stands at 20 RBI and 15 runs but is hitting a paltry .241 so far. 

In the Friday game one, Colorado is going with Antonio Senzatela in the start. In six starts this season, Senzatela is 3-1 with a 3.96 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 36.1 innings. Over his MLB career, Senzatela is 30-23 with a 5.20 ERA and 272 Ks in 386.0 innings. 

The Padres are 8-2 in their last 10 games overall and 4-1 in their last five Friday games. San Diego is 7-2 in their last nine games as a favorite and 7-15 in their lsat 22 road games versus a right-handed starter. 

Meanwhile, the Rockies are 2-8 in the last 10 games as an underdog and 1-4 in the last five Friday games. Colorado is 1-4 in their last five during game one of a series and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. 

Pick: I’m leaning toward the Rockies here, but it’s fairly close. Senzatela coughed up four home runs in his last start versus the Dodgers, so it’s understandable to have some trepidation there. That said, Senzatela does have a six-inning outing versus the Padres from August 2 in which he gave up just one run with four hits. I think he’ll be fine here and help put Colorado in a good position. 

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