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San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/15/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Monday April 15, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, CA
The Line
San Diego Padres -167 / Colorado Rockies +138 -- O/U: 7.5
TV Channel
FS-San Diego
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The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres meet in game one of a mini two-game NL West division set from Petco Park in MLB action on Monday night.

The Colorado Rockies will look to build up some steam after snapping their 8-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over San Francisco on Sunday in the series finale, avoiding the third straight series sweep in the process. Nolan Arenado went 1 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs while Trevor Story added a double and an RBI as well in the win. Charlie Blackmon, Garrett Hampton and Raimel Tapia each had a base knock as well to round out Colorado’s offense as the Rockies cranked out just five hits as a team in the victory. German Marquez got the win after throwing a complete game one hit shutout, striking out nine on the way to improving his record to 2-1 this season. Antonio Senzatela will start game one after going 6-6 with a 4.38 ERA and 69 strikeouts last season. In his career, Senzatela is 4-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 23 strikeouts against San Diego

The San Diego Padres will look to rebound after failing to complete the sweep of Arizona, losing 8-4 to the Diamondbacks on Sunday to snap their 4-game winning streak. Manuel Margot led the Padres by going 2 for 4 with a homer, a double and two RBIs while Fernando Tatis Jr. added a solo homer while batting 2 for 4 and Franmil Reyes added a pair of hits and an RBI as well in the loss. Greg Garcia chipped in a base knock as a pinch hitter to round out San Diego’s offense in the losing effort. Eric Lauer took the loss, falling to 2-2 this season after allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out five over five innings of work. Joey Lucchesi will start game one and is 2-1 with a 4.40 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lucchesi is 1-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 23 strikeouts against Colorado.

Colorado is 5-17 in their last 22 games overall and 0-7 in their last 7 division games while the under is 20-5-3 in their last 28 road games. San Diego is 4-1 in Lucchesi’s last 5 home starts and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 home games. The under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in San Diego.

Colorado could be worth a look but I need to see more from the Rockies before instilling any faith in them going forward.  San Diego has been solid out of the gate and finally look like the team that we’ve been expecting to see in recent years as the big moves look to finally be paying off so I’ll side with the Padres to draw first blood on Monday.

Pick:
San Diego Padres -167

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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