Padres vs. Rockies Prediction 

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies 8/23/18, Prediction & Odds

The Colorado Rockies secured a decisive victory at home last night to even their series with the San Diego Padres at a game apiece. Which side will win today's rubber game?

Game Snapshot

905 San Diego Padres at 906 Colorado Rockies

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Coors Field at 3:10PM ET

TV: FSSD (SD)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Rockies are a -175 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +165 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Thursday afternoon, 84 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Colorado. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Desmond has big night

Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond led the way to a 6-2 win Wednesday night as he finished 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, a stolen base, two runs and two RBIs. Charlie Blackmon was 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run. Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Tony Wolters ended the game 1-for-3 with a triple, a run and two RBIs. Jon Gray earned the win as he gave up two earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and a walk over 6 1/3 innings.

Galvis homers in defeat

Freddy Galvis had a solo home run in four at-bats for San Diego in yesterday's loss. Cory Spangenberg went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jacob Nix suffered the loss as he allowed three earned runs on five hits with two strikeouts and a walk over five innings.

Joey Lucchesi (6-7, 3.79 ERA) will start today for the Padres, while the Rockies counter with Kyle Freeland (11-7, 2.96).

MLB Betting Trends

San Diego

The Padres are 16-41 in their last 57 games overall. The under is 20-8-1 in the last 29 San Diego games on Thursdays.

Colorado

The Rockies are 21-8 in their last 29 home games. The under is 20-6-1 in the last 27 Colorado home games.

Prediction:

Freeland has had an awesome season considering he pitches half the time at Coors Field. Expect him to slow down a Padres offense that does hit lefties better, but still isn't vert good. Lucchesi has had a fine season, but he is still a rookie pitching in the thin air. Take Colorado to win the series today.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO ROCKIES -175

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