Rockies vs Padres Prediction - MLB Picks 9/18/23

San Diego Padres (72-78) vs Colorado Rockies (56-93)

Game Info: Monday, September 18, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Petco Park)

Michael Wacha (11-4) (3.43) vs Ty Blach (3-1) (4.64)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres / Colorado Rockies --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Deigo Padres and Colorado Rockies face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. 

Rockies Need Better Pitching Here

The Rockies need to find a way to pitch better here, or this is going to be a long game. On Sunday the Rockies offense scored 10 runs, but the pitching gave up 11 runs and that led to the defeat. The Rockies are averaging 4.44 runs per game while their pitching is giving up 5.85 runs per game. The offense is ranked 19th while the pitching is ranked 30th. Whoever starts on the mound for the Rockies is going to need to have a big game here. 

Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have won five of their last six games as underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The Rockies have covered the run line in each of their last seven games.
  • The Rockies have led after 7 innings in five of their last seven games as underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The Rockies have led after 5 innings in four of their last six games as underdogs.

Padres Offense Has Confidence

Too bad the Padres couldn’t play the Athleitcs, every game, they would probably make the playoffs. On Sunday the Padres offense was elite and that led to the blowout victory over the A’s. The Padres are averaging 4.61 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.15 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league while the pitching is ranked 6th. Juan Soto has hit 32 home runs and driven in 98 RBIs. On the mound for the Padres is Michael Wacha who sits with an 11-4 record and an ERA 3.43. 

Padres Betting Trends

  • The Padres have lost eight of their last nine night games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Padres have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine night games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Padres have led after 7 innings in each of their last four games.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Padres' last six games against NL West opponents.

Rockies vs Padres Facts

  • The San Diego Padres rank 4th in the league for hits allowed this season (1190).
  • The San Diego Padres are one of only 5 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and on-base percentage this season.
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.286).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for hits allowed this season (1462).

Shane’s Free Pick

The Padres offense has been strong heading into this game and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Padres had no issue running up the score on Sunday and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Rockies are going to have no answer, and the Padres are going to win this game in blowout fashion. Back the Padres on the run line.  

Shane’s Pick Padres -1.5

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