Rockies vs. Padres Tuesday Prediction
National League West rivals the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres will wrap up their two-game series on Tuesday afternoon at Petco Park. After a high-scoring game the night before, will today be relatively low-scoring between the two teams?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
3:40 p.m. ET, Petco Park
TV: COL (ATTR); SD (FSSD)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rockies as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockies to beat the Padres on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rockies' Marquez battered for 12 hits and five runs in last start
German Marquez was knocked around for 12 hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday. In a lot of ways Marquez got off light, as things could have gotten out of hand with as many baserunners as he allowed. Still, there's not much to leave the start feeling good about, and the 23-year-old is now 2-4 with a 5.35 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through eight starts this year. If there's a cure to what ails, it's a start in a spacious park against one of the worst-hitting teams in the league, which is what Marquez has on tap Tuesday when the Rox visit the Padres.
Padres' Lyles strikes out six Cardinals in loss
Jordan Lyles surrendered two runs (one earned) on five hits over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals. Lyles struck out six and walked one on the evening. It was his first start of the season after opening the year out of the bullpen. Outside of a Jose Martinez sacrifice fly in the first inning and a Tommy Pham solo home run in the fifth inning, the Cards were unable to rock him on the scoreboard in Thursday's affair. He ended with the loss nonetheless, as the Padres offense was unable to figure out Miles Mikolas, who proved a shade sharper than Lyles when all was said and done.
The now-former reliever threw 81 pitches in this first start and figures to be stretched out a bit further if possible when he takes on the Rockies in a home outing next time he toes the rubber.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 5-1 in their last six games against the Padres in San Diego and are 4-1 in their last five games overall.
The Padres are 5-11 in their last 16 games versus the National League West.
The under could be a good bet but for one reason or another, PetCo Park has produced plenty of overs this season. Thus, I'm going back to the well with the Rockies. The Padres have not been a good bet when Lyles takes the hill, as they're 0-4 in his last four starts. They're also 5-14 in their last 19 home games versus a right-handed starter and are 10-23 in their last 33 games versus a right-handed starter overall. On the other side, the Rockies are 4-1 in Marquez's last five starts coming off four days of rest, are 4-1 in his last five road outings and are 8-2 in his last 10 starts after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.
The Pick: Colorado Rockies -115