Read ahead to get all of the information on this matchup, including our Rockies vs Padres betting picks.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Odds
Before making our Rockies vs Padres betting picks, it is important to look at the MLB odds.
As of Monday morning, the odds for this contest have still not been posted, mostly because the Rockies have yet to officially announce a starter.
Don’t be surprised to see the Padres as favorites playing at home, but make sure to check in closer to game time for updated odds before making your MLB picks.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Information
Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
Location of the game: Petco Park, San Diego, CA.
Date & Time: Monday, September 18. 9:40 pm ET.
How to watch: MLB.TV
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Analysis
Colorado Rockies Performance Recap and Analysis
Looking at recent Colorado Rockies games, they come into this one having gone 5-5 in their last 10. On the road this season, they are a disappointing 22-53.
In their last series, against the Giants, they took three of four, although they did drop the finale 11-10 on Sunday.
With the worst record in the National League, the Rockies sit dead last in the NL West, 35.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the division.
As of early Monday morning, the Rockies have still not announced their starting pitcher, although there is speculation that it could be Ty Blach (3-1, 4.64 ERA).
Offensively, the Colorado Rockies rank 19th in MLB team stats in scoring, averaging 4.44 runs per game (3.72 on the road). They are led in the power department by Ryan McMahon, who has a team-leading 23 home runs and 80 runs scored.
The MLB injury report shows that the Rockies will be without pitchers German Marquez (elbow), Antonio Senzatela (forearm), and Kyle Freeland (oblique).
Betting Trends to Know
- The Rockies are 5-1 in their last six games overall, but they are just 2-6 in their last eight games against the Padres.
- In their last 17 road games, the Rockies are just 2-15.
San Diego Padres Performance Recap and Analysis
Recent San Diego Padres scores show that they had a pretty solid weekend. They swept the Oakland Athletics over the weekend and have now won four in a row overall.
The Padres sit fourth in the NL West, 20 games behind the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. At Petco Park, they are 39-36 this season.
On Monday, the Padres will turn to 32-year-old righty Michael Wacha. In 21 games, his MLB player stats show that he is 11-4 with a 3.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP, and he has 105 strikeouts in 115.1 innings.
Wacha has had back-to-back losses, allowing ten earned runs in his last combined eight innings. He will look to bounce back in this one.
Evaluating their MLB team stats, the Padres sit 14th in the majors in scoring, averaging 4.61 runs per game. They are even worse at home, as they are averaging just 4.25 runs at Petco Park.
Juan Soto (32 HR, 98 RBI), Manny Machado (28 HR, 84 RBI), and Fernando Tatis Jr. (25 HR, 77 RBI, 26 SB) have been the Padres’ best hitters this year.
The Padres certainly have work to do as they also sit 6.5 games back of the final Wild Card spot in the National League.
The Padres are without several key pieces, including pitchers Joe Musgrove (shoulder) and Yu Darvish (elbow). Ha-Seong Kim is also questionable for this contest (undisclosed).
Betting Trends to Know
- Like Colorado, the Padres have gone 5-1 in their last six games overall.
- They are 4-1 in their last five games against NL West opponents.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Betting Picks
For our Rockies vs Padres betting picks, we will be taking the Padres to win. Even though both teams come in playing decent baseball over the last week, the Rockies have been absolutely dreadful on the road this season.
Putting money on the San Diego Padres odds this year has been risky at best, but this is a game they should be able to pull off.
Lastly, take the over on the runs scored (-110). The over has hit in seven of the last nine Padres’ games overall and four of the last six when hosting the Rockies. With no dominant pitching going on Monday, expect those trends to continue.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Prediction
- MLB Pick: Padres 7 – Rockies 5