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Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 4/9/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres (2-8) at Colorado Rockies (5-5)
Date & Time Monday April 9, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies -186 / San Diego Padres +175 --- Over/Under: 10.5
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSD
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MLB | San Diego Padres (2-8) at Colorado Rockies (5-5)
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The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies meet Monday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The San Diego Padres need a win here after a brutal 2-8 start to the MLB season. The Padres have scored just one run in their last two games and two or less runs in four of their last five games. The San Diego Padres are 0-6 this season when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Padres with 12 hits and five RBI while Eric Hosmer and Jose Pirela have combined for 21 hits and five RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Richard is 5-7 with a 5.38 ERA and 90 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies look to get a game above a .500 record with a victory here. The Rockies have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Colorado Rockies are 3-4 this season when scoring four or less runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 12 hits and six RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 21 hits and 10 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Gray is 5-2 with a 2.15 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 40-83 in their last 123 road games, 3-9 in Richards last 12 road starts and 1-4 in Richards last 5 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 7-2 in Grays last 9 home starts. The Padres are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and 1-5 in Richards last 6 road starts vs. Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies are in an offensive slump, but it's only a matter of time before they snap out of it playing in Coors. The San Diego Padres on the otherhand are a downright mess, can't score, can't hit and can't pitch. Not to mention the Rockies already scored five runs in five innings against Richard a few days ago, and that game was in Petco. This could be a good spot for the Rockies to get out of their funk. Give me the home team.

Pick:
Colorado Rockies -186

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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