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San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Tuesday April 16, 2019, 9:10 PM (EDT)
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies +123 / San Diego Padres -133 -- Over/Under: 7
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The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Colorado Rockies have a chance to win three straight games for the first time this season. The Rockies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies are 4-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 16 hits and nine RBI while Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 30 hits and 14 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 4.19 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Gray is 8-3 with a 2.69 ERA and 112 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for another win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The San Diego Padres are 9-2 this season when scoring three or more runs. Wil Myers leads the Padres with 18 hits and eight RBI while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado have combined for 33 hits and 19 RBI. Nick Margevicius gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Margevicius’ first career game against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Gray's last 5 road starts and 0-4 in Gray's last 4 starts. The Padres are 7-20 in their last 27 during game 2 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West. The under is 6-2 in Padres last 8 home games and the over is 4-0 in Padres last 4 Tuesday games. The under is 9-4 in Gray's last 13 starts overall. The under is 6-2 in Padres last 8 home games.

The Colorado Rockies have been so poor these first couple of weeks that two straight wins isn't enough for me to get behind them with much confidence. Margevicius has been nothing but solid to start the season, allowing just nine hits and three runs in his first 16 innings while striking out 12 batters. He's still a young pitcher in his rookie season, but he's been consistent enough through three games to where you can start to buy in. Not to mention the Padres have been competitive in every game this season. I'll back the home team and the reasonable price.

San Diego Padres -133

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