Rockies Play Best Against the Padres
The Colorado Rockies aren’t making the postseason, but they play like playoff contenders at home versus the San Diego Padres. This season, the Rockies have only lost one home game when facing the Padres.
With the Rockies having their number, it’s tough for the Padres to maintain their two-game lead in the NL wild card race. Let’s see what the MLB spreads and MLB lines show us with the Padres vs. Rockies game.
Will Darvish Cure Padres’ Woes at Coors Field?
The San Diego Padres are dangerously close to losing their spot in the postseason. After losing their last two games, the Padres are two games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers for the last Wild-Ccard spot.
With their postseason in jeopardy, the Padres are looking for Yu Darvish (15-7 3.05 ERA) to bail them out. Darvish comes into this matchup on a five-game winning streak.
However, the most impressive line with Darvish are his September numbers. For the month, he’s 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 27 innings of work. The Padres are also hoping he is the answer against the Colorado Rockies that the team needs.
In his only start versus the Rockies, Darvish went six innings, allowing six hits and three runs in a winning effort.
Rockies Want To Continue Using Home-Field Advantage
Coors Field has been kind for the Colorado Rockies each time they’ve faced the San Diego Padres. Whether it’s the mile-high air of Denver or just the Rockies having the Padres number, there’s something special going on in Colorado.
The stats that the Rockies post at home versus the Padres are quite impressive. In their previous eight home games, the Rockies are batting .310 versus the Padres, scoring 55 runs and hitting 12 home runs.
However, the Rockies need Chad Kuhl (6-9, 5.48 ERA) to play his best to add another win to their record versus the Padres. In his three previous starts versus the Padres, he’s 0-2 with a 10.93 ERA and seven strikeouts.
Padres vs Rockies Head-to-Head
The Colorado Rockies are no stranger to their division rival, the San Diego Padres. For the 2022 season, the Rockies are 10-7 versus the Padres.
When playing the Padres at Coors Field, they are an impressive 7-1 for the season. The Rockies have also won the season series in five of the last six seasons.
Padres vs Rockies Game Information
- Game: Padres (83-68) vs Rockies (65-86)
- Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
- Day/Time: Saturday, September 24th, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Television: MLB.TV
Padres vs Rockies Betting Lines
|-210||10½ -110o||6½ -130u|
|Rockies||+180||10½ -110u||4½ -145u|
Padres vs Rockies Prediction
Those looking for the Las Vegas odds on this game will find the Colorado Rockies as underdogs, with them getting +110 on the run line.
When you see the star power the Padres have, with Darvish, Josh Bell, and Juan Soto, everything favors them winning. However, the Rockies are just the one team who’s constantly giving the Padres problems.
The Padres haven’t covered the spread in 12 of the last 17 games between the two teams. With their inability to cover, people betting online and making MLB picks and parlays should take the Rockies on the run line of +1½ for +110 in this game.
Pick: Colorado Rockies +1½ (+110)
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