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Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres

May 15, 2024

On Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies will travel to San Diego, California, to face the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The MLB Network, Rockies TV, and Padres TV will broadcast the first pitch at 4:10 PM ET.

Colorado Rockies Team Preview

Despite being a +235 moneyline underdog and facing a pitcher that has gotten off to a great start to the 2024 MLB season, the Rockies won Game 2 of their series against the Padres and will be going for their 2nd consecutive series sweep this season following a 6-3 win on the road against Colorado on Tuesday night. 

The win extended the winning streak for the Rockies to six games, and they have been hitting the ball well over their previous six games, as they have averaged 5.83 runs per game during their winning streak, with three of the six games occurring on the road. However, Colorado still has a record below.500 this season at 14-28, which is the 2nd worst record in the National League, only better than the Marlins. 

The Rockies have also extended their winning streak in the series against the Padres to three games, winning by an average margin of 1.67 runs per game during that stretch. The Colorado Rockies will look to get their second series sweep in a row and extend their winning streak to seven games this season and four games in the series when they travel to San Diego to face the Padres for Game 3.

San Diego Padres Team Preview

The San Diego Padres dropped below.500 for the year following a 3-6 loss in Game 2 of the series against the Colorado Rockies, which was also their third loss in the last four games. 

Dylan Cease entered the game against the Rockies with a record of 5-2 and an ERA of 2.19 while striking out 60 batters this season. Although he did record eight strikeouts against the Rockies, he struggled as he allowed three runs, five hits, and walked a batter in 5 ? innings pitched against a team that hasn't played well overall this season.

The Padres have now lost three straight games against the Rockies; however, San Diego has won six of the previous ten in the series and has won by an average margin of 1.2 runs per game during that stretch. Only one series this season, a 0-3 series sweep at home against the Philadelphia Phillies, has resulted in a sweep for the San Diego Padres, and they could potentially face a sweep for the second time this season.

The San Diego Padres will look to avoid their second series sweep and end their three-game losing streak in the series when they host the Colorado Rockies for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

The San Diego Padres are listed as -240 moneyline favorites at home against the Colorado Rockies in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon, according to BetNow. San Diego has won six of the last ten and has won by an average margin of 1.2 runs per game in those contests, while the Rockies have won three straight and have won by an average margin of 1.67 runs per game in those meetings.

Game Pick

Austin Gomber will face the Padres for the second time this season, with the previous start resulting in a no-decision in which Gomber allowed one run and struck out two batters but only pitched five innings, while Michael King's start against the Rockies this season resulted in a loss after King allowed four runs and struck out five. 

The Rockies have been the hotter team most recently in the series, winning four of the previous five, including three straight. I anticipate a closely contested Game 3 between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres, but I don't expect the Padres to sweep at home.

Spooky Express Pick: Colorado Rockies Run Line +1.5 (+100)