Padres vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Padres vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The San Diego Padres will take the field against the Colorado Rockies (2-1) on Sunday. The game begins at 4:10 PM ET on BSSD, with the Padres listed as -227 favorites on the moneyline.

Seth Lugo starts for San Diego while Austin Gomber is Colorado’s starter for the contest.

Padres vs. Rockies Odds

  • Padres odds to win: -227
  • Rockies odds to win: +188
  • Spread: Padres -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSSD

Who Will Win Padres vs. Rockies?

Padres and Rockies Betting Trends (2022)

The Padres finished with a 68-51 record in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 57.1% of those games).

San Diego had a record of 9-6 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -227 or shorter last year (60%).

The Rockies won 52, or 38.8%, of the 134 games they played as underdogs last season.

Colorado had a record of 11-21, a 34.4% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +188 or more by oddsmakers last season.

The Padres combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total 84 times last season for an 84-85-5 record against the over/under.

The Rockies and their opponents hit the over in 74 of their 161 games with a total last season.

Padres Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Padres scored the 13th-most runs in baseball (705 total, 4.4 per game).

San Diego ranked 21st in the majors with 153 total home runs last season.

The Padres ranked 15th in MLB with a .241 batting average.

San Diego’s batters struck out 8.2 times per game, the ninth-fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Padres had a collective 9.1 K/9 last season, which ranked fifth in MLB.

San Diego had the 11th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.82).

Rockies Stats & Insights (2022)

The Rockies ranked 15th in the majors with 698 total runs scored last season.

Colorado’s 149 home runs ranked 22nd in Major League Baseball.

The Rockies had a team batting average of .254 last season, which ranked sixth among MLB teams.

Colorado showed patience at the plate last season, having the 10th-best rate of strikeouts per game (8.2) among MLB offenses.

The Rockies struck out just 7.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranked 29th in MLB last season.

Colorado pitchers had a combined ERA of 5.08 last year, which ranked 30th in MLB.

Padres Key Players to Watch (2022)

Lugo will make his first start of the season for the Padres.

Manny Machado slugged 32 home runs and collected 102 RBI last season while batting .298.

Juan Soto collected 127 hits, posted an OBP of .407, and a .452 SLG.

Xander Bogaerts hit .307 last season with 15 home runs and 73 RBI.

Jake Cronenworth hit .240 with an OBP of .336, and a slugging percentage of .394.

Rockies Key Players to Watch (2022)

Gomber will make his first start of the season for the Rockies.

Jurickson Profar hit .243 last season with 36 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 73 walks.

C.J. Cron hit 29 home runs with 102 runs batted in last year.

Charlie Blackmon hit .264 a season ago with 22 doubles, six triples, 16 home runs and 36 walks.

Ryan McMahon hit .246 with 23 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 60 walks.

Padres and Rockies Injuries

Padres: Adam Engel: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), José Castillo: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Joe Musgrove: 15 Day IL (Toe), Drew Pomeranz: 15 Day IL (Elbow/flexor), Robert Suarez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Eguy Rosario: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Adrian Morejon: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Rockies: Randal Grichuk: 10 Day IL (Hernia), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Knee), Daniel Bard: 15 Day IL (Anxiety), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Padres vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rockies 5, Padres 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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