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San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Thursday August 8, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies -110 / San Diego Padres -110 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSD
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The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Thursday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 131 hits and 85 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 247 hits and 128 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 4.03 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. Gray is 10-3 with a 2.87 ERA and 135 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 123 hits and 77 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 216 hits and 118 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 6-8 with a 4.43 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 0-3 with a 12.51 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games, 3-11 in their last 14 vs. National League West and 10-2 in Grays last 12 starts with 4 days of rest. The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 2-10 in their last 12 home games and 4-1 in Lauers last 5 home starts. The Rockies are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Diego, 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and 5-1 in Grays last 6 starts vs. Padres. The under is 6-0 in Lauers last 6 starts overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Grays last 8 starts overall.

Gray has allowed 37 hits and 17 earned runs in his last 33.1 innings, and he's allowing a 4.17 ERA and .258 batting average on the road. Lauer has allowed 21 hits and 12 earned runs in his last 20.1 innings, and he has a 2.60 ERA and .256 allowed batting average at home. Lauer has been the better pitcher this season and home field has to matter for something between these two struggling teams. I'll side with the Padres. 

Pick:
San Diego Padres -110

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