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MLB Betting Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres

September 19, 2023



This matchup features one of the worst teams in the National League against a team that still has an outside chance of making the playoffs as a Wild Card team when the Colorado Rockies travel to take on the San Diego Padres for game two of a three-game series in which the Padres won game one by a score of 9-11. Will the Padres extend their winning streak to six games or will the Rockies end their two-game losing streak? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Colorado Rockies enter this game with the worst record in the National League with a record of 56-94 which puts them 36.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1st place in the NL West and 22 games behind the Chicago Cubs for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. Colorado has compiled a record of 7-10 in September and is on a two-game losing streak which includes a 9-11 loss on the road against the San Diego Padres on Monday. Two of the runs for the Rockies came in the 6th inning which included a one-run home run hit by Nolan Jones.

San Diego enters this game with a record of 73-78 which puts them 20 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1st place in the NL West and 5.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. The Padres have compiled a record of 11-5 in September and are on a five-game winning streak which includes Monday’s 11-9 win at home against the Colorado Rockies. Four of the runs for the San Diego Padres came in the 5th inning which included Xander Bogaerts stealing home.

BookMaker has the San Diego Padres listed as -250 money line favorites at home against the Colorado Rockies for game two of the series on Tuesday night. San Diego has won seven of the last ten including the previous three matchups in a row while winning by an average margin of 2 runs per game over the last ten and 5 runs per game over the last three games in the series.

San Diego has the advantage at pitcher on Tuesday night as the Padres will send Blake Snell to the mound while the Rockies will send Ryan Feltner to the mound for game two of the series. Snell is 14-9 this season with a 2.43 ERA while recording 217 strikeouts while Feltner is 2-3 on the year with an ERA of 5.86 and has recorded 33 strikeouts.

Blake Snell is 3-0 in his last three starts while allowing a total of 2 runs while recording 24 strikeouts in those matchups with his last start coming on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers in which Snell didn’t allow a run while recording eight strikeouts in a win.

In his last three starts this season, Ryan Feltner is 0-1 with two no-decisions while allowing a total of 10 runs while recording six strikeouts in those starts with his last start coming at home against the Philadelphia Phillies in which Feltner allowed four runs and didn’t record a strikeout in a loss.

San Diego has been the better team this season and in the series, winning seven of the last ten including the previous three games in a row. The Padres have won by an average margin of 2 runs per game over the last ten and 5 runs per game over the last three games in the series. Blake Snell has also been one of the best pitchers in the MLB over his last three starts allowing an average of .67 runs and recording an average of eight strikeouts per game in those matchups. I look for these trends to continue in game two of the series which is why I am taking the run line for the San Diego Padres at -1.5 on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: San Diego Padres Run Line -1.5 (-115)