Rockies vs. Padres Prediction
The Colorado Rockies secured their first win in their four-game series at the San Diego Padres last night. Will Colorado salvage a split as play wraps up today?
911 Colorado Rockies at 912 San Diego Padres
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Petco Park at 4:10PM ET
TV: FSSD (SD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Rockies are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 86 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Colorado. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
LeMahieu, Story help Rockies to win
Colorado second baseman D.J. LeMahieu hit a solo home run in five at-bats Saturday in a 4-2 victory at San Diego. Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Trevor Story finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Matt Holliday was 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI. Ian Desmond ended the contest 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jon Gray picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on seven hits with one strikeout and one walk over six innings. Wade Davis threw a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout for his 37th save.
Renfroe hits pair of homers
The only offense for the Padres last night came via Hunter Renfroe as he was 2-for-4 with two solo home runs. Austin Hedges went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Robbie Erlin suffered the loss as he gave up four earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and a walk over 5 1/3 innings.
Kyle Freeland (12-7, 2.90 ERA) will start today for the Rockies, while Jacob Nix (2-2, 4.05) goes for the Padres.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 16-5 in Freeland's last 21 starts. The under is 38-14-3 in Freeland's last 55 starts on grass.
The Padres are 9-23 in their last 32 home games. San Diego is 20-46 in its last 66 games overall.
San Diego hits lefties better than righties and are familiar with what Freeland has to offer. Nix has shown flashes as a rookie and will benefit from spacious Petco Park. Colorado is not as good away from home and I think this is a good spot to go with the underdog in a getaway game.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO PADRES +120