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San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies (3-3) at San Diego Padres (1-5)
Date & Time Thursday April 5, 2018, 3:40 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +108 / Colorado Rockies -118 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSD
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MLB | Colorado Rockies (3-3) at San Diego Padres (1-5)
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The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Thursday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Colorado Rockies look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Rockies pitching staff has turned things around recently, allowing four or less runs in three of their last four games, which is a drastic improvement from their first two games. The Colorado Rockies have won seven of their last 11 games when allowing less than eight runs. Offensively, Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with eight hits and six RBI while Ian Desmond and Chris Iannetta have combined for 15 hits and nine RBI. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 27.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres need a feel good victory to rebound from a rough 1-5 start to the season. The Padres have allowed no less than four runs in each of their last five games and have been getting lit up in this series in particular. The San Diego Padres have now lost 15 of their last 16 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Pirela leads the Padres with seven hits and one RBI while Eric Hosmer and Carlos Asuaje have combined for 12 hits and five RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA and one strikeout this season. This will be Lucchesi’s first career game against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 4-10 in their last 14 road games, 0-4 in Andersons last 4 road starts and 2-5 in Andersons last 7 starts. The Padres are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 4 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 2-10 in their last 12 overall. The Rockies are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.

Tyler Anderson was simply rocked in his first game of the season and wasn't good last season if we're being honest. However, the Padres have given us no reason to back them and don't have the offense to expose those issues. Lucchesi has just 4.2 MLB innings under his belt and allowed three runs and seven hits in those innings. I don't like Anderson, but there's no reason to bet on the Padres in their current form. I'll take the much better team and the low price. 

Pick:
Colorado Rockies -118

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