Padres vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The Colorado Rockies (56-95) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they visit the San Diego Padres (74-78) on Wednesday at 4:10 PM ET on MLB Network. Sportsbooks consider the Padres to be -257 favorites for the contest, while the Rockies are +212 underdogs looking for the upset.

San Diego’s Seth Lugo gets the start, and he’ll go against Colorado’s Chase Anderson.

Padres vs. Rockies Odds

  • Padres odds to win: -257
  • Rockies odds to win: +212
  • Spread: Padres -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs
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    Padres and Rockies Betting Trends

    The Padres have compiled a 61-51 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 54.5% of those games).

    San Diego has gone 5-2 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -257 or shorter (71.4% winning percentage).

    The Rockies have won 51, or 37.5%, of the 136 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

    Colorado has been at least a +212 moneyline underdog 23 times this season, but was upset in all of those games.

    In the 152 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Padres, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 66 times (66-76-10).

    The Rockies and their opponents have hit the over in 69 of their 151 games with a total this season.

    Padres Stats & Insights

    The Padres are the 13th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.7 runs per game (710 total).

    San Diego is 11th in MLB action with 198 total home runs.

    The Padres rank 21st in MLB with a .242 batting average.

    San Diego strikes out 8.1 times per game, the ninth-best mark in baseball.

    The 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Padres pitching staff ranks seventh in MLB.

    San Diego has the sixth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.92).

    Rockies Stats & Insights

    The Rockies rank 18th in the majors with 676 total runs scored this season.

    Colorado ranks 28th in Major League Baseball with just 145 home runs as a team.

    The Rockies rank 16th in MLB with a .249 team batting average.

    Colorado ranks 28th in strikeouts per game (9.5) among MLB offenses.

    The Rockies have a 7.1 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, worst in baseball.

    Colorado pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.69 ERA this year, which ranks 30th in MLB.

    Padres Key Players to Watch

    Lugo gets the start for the Padres, his 25th of the season. He is 7-7 with a 3.83 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 131 2/3 innings pitched.

    Juan Soto leads San Diego in home runs with 32 and runs batted in with 100.

    Fernando Tatis Jr. has 142 hits and an OBP of .328 to go with a slugging percentage of .467 this season.

    Xander Bogaerts leads San Diego with a .280 batting average while slugging 19 homers and driving in 53 runs.

    Manny Machado has collected 129 hits this season and has an OBP of .314. He’s slugging .453 on the year.

    Rockies Key Players to Watch

    Anderson (0-5) will take to the mound for the Rockies and make his 16th start of the season.

    Ryan McMahon paces the Rockies with 23 home runs.

    Ezequiel Tovar’s 72 runs batted in pace his team.

    Elias Diaz leads the Rockies with a team-high batting average of .270.

    Nolan Jones has 19 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 44 walks while hitting .280.

    Padres and Rockies Injuries

    Padres: Jake Cronenworth: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Matt Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Joe Musgrove: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Yu Darvish: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Steven Wilson: 15 Day IL (Hip), Drew Carlton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tim Hill: 60 Day IL (Finger), Reiss Knehr: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Alek Jacob: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Gary Sánchez: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Drew Pomeranz: 60 Day IL (Elbow/flexor), Ha-Seong Kim: day-to-day (Abdominal)

    Rockies: Kyle Freeland: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Peter Lambert: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Austin Gomber: 60 Day IL (Back), German Márquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Padres vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Padres 5, Rockies 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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