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Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Odds, Picks, and Prediction

Waking up on Opening Day of the MLB schedule is just like waking up on Christmas morning. Just like that, MLB teams get to do it all again, 161 times to be exact. After many electric MLB games yesterday, the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres are set to continue their four-game series. 

These two teams know each other all too well. The Rockies and Padres are set to duke it out in the NL West, and winning this series would be a great kick-start to the season for either side.

Follow along for the Rockies vs Padres odds, and get ready to make your MLB picks for another fun day of baseball.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Odds

The NL West is a very top-heavy division, with the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres on two opposite ends of the spectrum. San Diego is expected to be a World Series contender, while the Rockies are not even expected to make the postseason. 

Looking at the Rockies vs Padres odds, Colorado is the underdog at +1.5 (-135) and +160 on the moneyline.

Oddsmakers expect San Diego to win a close game. The Padres are given -1.5 (-115) odds against the spread and -180 odds on the moneyline.

Finally, the over/under is set at 8.5. 

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Matchup Information

Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres

Location of the Game: Petco Park, San Diego, CA.

Date and Time: Friday, March 31, 2023, 9:40 PM ET.

How to Watch: Sports San Diego | MLB.TV

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Betting Preview

Colorado Rockies

After going 68-94 last season in the MLB standings, fans of baseball in the Rocky Mountain state are hoping the Colorado Rockies schedule features a lot more wins this year. Their offense looked good in Spring Training, but it was rather streaky. If Colorado’s offense can remain consistent, they can not only win this game but win this series. 

The biggest storyline to follow for the Rockies is the fact that Kris Bryant is healthy. The former NL MVP is the leader of this team, and if his bat is hot, other players will follow. With Kyle Freeland on the mound, Colorado may need all the offense they can get.

It is important to note that in games Freeland pitched last season against the San Diego Padres, the Rockies went 4-1. The 29-year-old went 9-11 with 1 4.53 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and had 131 strikeouts last year. 

Rockies Injuries

Unfortunately, the MLB injury report will play a role in this game. The veteran outfielder, Randal Grichuk, and the closer, Daniel Bard, are both on the IL to start the season. 

San Diego Padres

This season may very well be World Series or bust for the San Diego Padres. If the Padres are not celebrating the season with a trophy and a city-wide championship parade, fans will be disappointed. After spending an arm and a leg in the offseason, all eyes are on San Diego.

Do you have any futures for the San Diego Padres picks? They are currently +850 to win the World Series. 

There is not a single player specifically to keep an eye out for on this roster; everyone who made the Opening Day team can be a key part of this team’s success. San Diego may very well be the best team on paper in terms of MLB player stats. Oh, and that is without one of the faces of baseball Fernando Tatis Jr. as he finishes out his suspension. 

With Joe Musgrove on the 15-day-IL, Nick Martinez will start on the mound for the Padres. If there is one potential weakness for the Padres, it is their pitching staff. Martinez–who came out of the bullpen last year–will have a major test on Friday night. 

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Betting Picks

Friday night is game two of the series between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres. You have seen the Rockies vs Padres odds; now it is time to make our picks.

We are going to keep this one short and sweet.

  • Take the Padres -1.5 (+115) and take the over 8.5. This will be the opposite of a pitcher’s duel.

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