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Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 5/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Friday May 10, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +140 / Colorado Rockies -161 -- Over/Under: 10
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSD
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The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The San Diego Padres look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 40 hits and 23 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 63 hits and 32 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 3.30 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Colorado Rockies have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 48 hits and 30 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 84 hits and 45 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 13-3 in their last 16 games following an off day, 1-5 in their last 6 vs. National League West and 4-1 in Lauers last 5 road starts. The Rockies are 1-6 in their last 7 home games vs. a left-handed starter, 7-2 in Marquezs last 9 home starts and 4-1 in Marquezs last 5 starts. The Padres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 15-5-2 in Marquezs last 22 starts overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Lauers last 4 road starts.

Lauer has been solid up to this point, allowing three or less runs in five of his last seven games, but he's given up six homers and walked 12, things you don't want to see when pitching in Coors. Marquez has been hit or miss this season and has gotten rocked at home where he has a 5.87 ERA and a .330 allowed batting average. The Colorado Rockies and Marquez shouldn't be this big of a favorite given how he handles pitching at home, but this is a team that's also heated up offensively over the last week and they're a tough out when the bats at hot. I don't love it, but I give the edge to the Rockies, despite the questionable pitching matchup. 

Pick:
Colorado Rockies -161

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