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San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Friday August 9, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies +125 / San Diego Padres -145 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSD
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The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Colorado Rockies have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 133 hits and 65 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have combined for 250 hits and 150 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 3-9 with a 7.24 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 2-2 with a 4.03 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Padres have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 124 hits and 78 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 218 hits and 120 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.57 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill’s second career game against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 7-21 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Freeland's last 5 starts and 1-6 in Freeland's last 7 road starts. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 overall, 2-10 in their last 12 home games and 3-7 in Quantrill's last 10 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego, 8-4 in the last 12 meetings and 4-1 in Freeland's last 5 starts vs. Padres. The under is 7-0 in Padres last 7 Friday games. The under is 7-3-1 in Freeland's last 11 road starts.

Freeland has allowed 31 hits and 19 earned runs in his last 22.2 innings, and he has a 4.91 ERA and .244 allowed batting average on the road. Quantrill has allowed 19 hits and six earned runs in his last 26.1 innings, an he has a 3.55 ERA and .252 allowed batting average at home. The bottom line here is that Freeland has been batting practice for most teams this season, while Quantrill has been solid in each of his last five games and would have more wins if he got some run support. I have to side with the San Diego Padres. 

Pick:
San Diego Padres -145

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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