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San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies (72-61) at San Diego Padres (53-83)
Date & Time Friday August 31, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +131 / Colorado Rockies -141 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSD
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MLB | Colorado Rockies (72-61) at San Diego Padres (53-83)
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The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Colorado Rockies look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring three or more runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 146 hits and 85 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 284 hits and 147 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 5.24 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Senzatela is 4-0 with a 4.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have split their last eight games when scoring at leas three runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 131 hits and 56 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Manuel Margot have combined for 221 hits and 100 RBI. Brett Kennedy gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 7.58 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Kennedy’s first career game against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 14-3 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series, 9-2 in their last 11 Friday games and 2-8 in Senzatelas last 10 road starts. The Padres are 8-21 in their last 29 Friday games, 3-13 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Kennedys last 4 starts. The Rockies are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

Senzatela hasn't been great this season and has these games now and then where he gets completely rocked. On the road, Senzatela has an ERA of 5.46 and is allowing a .329 batting average in 73 at bats against current Padres. On the other side, Kennedy has allowed 31 hits and 16 runs in 19 innings of work this season, which includes a 6.30 ERA and an allowed batting average of .349 at home. Good god. With those numbers, I'm going to ignore picking a side here and take the over. We should see double-digit runs in this contest.

Pick:
Over 8.5

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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