Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs San Diego Padres Prediction 5/15/2024

The Colorado Rockies (14-28) travel to face off against the San Diego Padres (22-23) on Wednesday, May 15th. This game will be played at PETCO Park in San Diego and televised on None. The Rockies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Padres are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockies. First pitch is set for 4:10 ET.

Rockies vs Padres

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It was all Colorado in the last game of this series, as the Rockies took down the Padres by a score of 6-3. The Rockies offense only had two more hits than the Padres and struck out 13 times, but still picked up a convincing win. Heading into the game, they were at +242 on the money line.

This game featured a starting pitching matchup between Cal Quantrill for the Rockies and Dylan Cease for the Padres. Quantrill went six innings and gave up just one hit and one earned run, while Cease was tagged for three homers and three runs in 5 2/3 innings of work.

San Diego’s only scoring came in the 7th inning when they put up three runs. They had a chance to do more damage, as they loaded the bases with no outs, but Tyler Kinley came in for the save and got out of the jam.

After dropping four straight games, the Rockies have won six in a row, and they are 14-28 overall. Colorado has taken the first two games of their series vs. the Padres, and they are 14.0 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. So far, they are 7-9 in divisional games.

Colorado has yet to play as the favorite this season, and they are just 5-16 on the road. At home, the Rockies are 9-12 this year. So far, they have really struggled in night games, going 7-18.

The Rockies are 22-20 against the run line this season, including an 11-10 mark on the road. They have covered the run line in two straight road games and are 6-0 against the run line as the underdog. Their average run differential in all games is -1.5 runs per game.

Colorado’s over/under record is 21-21, and the average over/under line in their games is 10 runs. However, the over/under line for today’s game is set at 7.5 runs, and the over has hit in both games with that line. The Rockies have gone over in two straight games, and the combined run average in their games this season is 9.3 runs.

Austin Gomber Gets The Start For The Rockies

The Rockies are sending left-hander Austin Gomber to the mound today as he faces the Padres on the road. Gomber has made eight starts this season and has a record of 0-2 with a 3.42 ERA. So far, he has turned in three quality starts and is coming off an outing in which he went 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on five hits. Gomber didn’t give up a homer in that outing. Looking back over his last four starts, he has finished with a no-decision in three of them. Per nine innings, Gomber is averaging 6.04 strikeouts and 3.02 walks.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

The Rockies offense comes into the game averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is 22nd in the league. They have been a little better at home, averaging 4.3 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .245, which is 9th in the league, and have the best BABIP in the league. However, they are just 17th in home runs and have the league’s 15th best slugging percentage.

Ryan McMahon has been the Rockies’ best hitter this season, batting .308 with a team-high 22 RBIs and six homers. Ezequiel Tovar has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 12/35 in his last eight games with two homers. He is also on an eight-game hitting streak.

With a record of 22-23, the Padres are 2nd in the NL West, trailing the Dodgers by 7.5 games. The Padres have dropped two straight games, and they are also down 0-2 in their series vs. the Rockies. So far, they have gone just 12-12 in divisional games.

At home, the Padres are 10-15 this year and 12-8 on the road. San Diego has lost two straight games as the favorite, and they are 14-13 overall when favored. As for their record as the underdog, the Padres are 8-10 this year.

San Diego’s run line record is 24-21, but they have been a much better bet on the road, going 16-4. They have covered the run line in 12 of 18 games as an underdog, compared to just 12 of 27 games as a favorite. They have also been a better bet in their wins, covering the run line by an average of 3.8 runs per game, compared to just 0.3 runs per game in their losses.

When the Padres and Rockies meet, the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs. The combined run average for Padres games this season is 9.1, and their over/under record is 23-21. In games with an over/under line of 7.5 runs, the record is 8-8. The over has hit in two straight Padres games, and the average over/under line for their games this season is 8 runs.

Michael King Gets The Start For The Padres

Michael King will be looking to build off his last outing, where he faced the Dodgers and didn’t allow a run in seven innings of work. In that outing, he gave up just two hits and issued three walks. King finished with a no-decision in the game. Before that outing, he had given up at least one home run in three straight starts. King’s record for the season is 3-3, and his ERA is 3.67. Opponents are batting .211 off King this season. Out of his eight starts, King has turned in four quality starts. Per nine innings, he is averaging 9.92 strikeouts and 4.41 walks.

Padres Offense Breakdown

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San Diego’s offense is averaging 4.7 runs per game this season, which is 11th in the league. They have been even better on the road, putting up 5.4 runs per contest. As a team, the Padres are batting .255, which is 5th in the league, and they are also 7th in home runs. Both their slugging percentage and OPS are 8th in the league.

Jurickson Profar comes into the game with a four-game hitting streak and is batting .324 for the season. He also leads the team with 29 RBIs and is 2nd on the team with seven homers. Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jake Cronenworth also have seven homers apiece and are batting .257 and .272, respectively. Tatis Jr. has gone 8/26 in his last seven games, including one homer.

Rockies vs Padres Prediction

Our prediction for this Rockies vs. Padres matchup is to take the Padres to pick up a win, but at -247, the payout isn’t great. Instead, we recommend taking the over, with the line sitting at 7.5 runs. Our prediction is that this one will finish with a 6-5 win for the Padres.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Austin Gomber going just four innings, and he is projected to finish with just four strikeouts. As for Padres starter Michael King, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts and go just over five innings.

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