San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies 8-21-18 Series Preview Picks and Prediction

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies 8-21-18 Series Preview Picks and Prediction

San Diego Padres (49-78) vs Colorado Rockies (68-56)

Date : 08/21/2018
Time : 8:40 PM ET
Location : Coors Field

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies

The Rockies will welcome the Padres to Coors Field as both team from the NL West will go head to head in a three-game series starting on Tuesday. The Rockies are second in the division while the Padres are in the last place. This will be their 5th meeting of the season. The season series is tied at 1-1. Both teams split the four-game series and the two-game series in their first and third meeting.

Game 1-2: 8:40 PM ET

Game 3: 3:10 PM ET

San Diego Padres 's Latest Performance :

The Padres will begin their six-game road trip against the Rockies in a three-game set. The Padres are coming off a tough series against the D-Backs. They were able to avoid the sweep winning one game at home. The Padres have a record of 49-78 placing them last in the NL West division. The Padres are 26-35 when playing on the road this season. Coming into this series the Padres are 20th in pitching with a 4.44 ERA and 26th in batting with 487 runs scored this season. The Padres bullpen has the third-lowest ERA at 3.47.

Player to watch in this series: Freddy Galvis, he went 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a walk Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He homered in three straight games before going without a hit in the next three. It is a good sign for the Padres because they will have somebody playing at the shortstop position for the Padres next season. He leads the team in RBI with 52 on the season. He’s batting .237/.297/.363 across 126 games this season.

Team leaders: 

  • RBIs: Freddy Galvis (52)
  • Homers: Christain Villanueva (20)
  • Batting Average: Eric Hosmer (.259)

Probable Pitchers for this series:

Game 1: Robbie Erlin, he allowed a two-run ball over six innings against the Angels in a no-decision Wednesday. He will start in the series opener on Tuesday against the Rockies. He has a 3.33 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in five starts. 

Game 2: Jacob Nix,  he allowed five runs on five hits in the first inning in a loss against the D-Backs on Thursday. He will look for a better outing against the Rockies on Wednesday. In two starts he has a 6.75 ERA and 1.95 WHIP.  

Game 3: Joey Lucchesi, he allowed five runs in four innings in a loss against the D-Backs on Friday. He will close things out for the Padres against the Rockies on Thursday. He is 6-7 on the year with a 3.79 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.

Colorado Rockies's Latest Performance :

The Rockies will be back at Coors Field for a six-game homestand beginning on Tuesday. The homestand opens with a three-game series against the Padres. The Rockies are coming off an impressive series sweep against the Braves. They are now on a four-game winning streak the Rockies are hoping that they can carry over the momentum on the road back to Coors Field. The Rockies are 7-5 against the Padres this season but just 3-3 at Coors Field. After the series sweep, the Rockies are only half a game behind the D-Backs for the top spot. The Rockies are 31-27 when playing at home this season. Coming into this series the Rockies are 10th in batting with 582 runs scored this season and 23rd in pitching with a 4.58 ERA.

Player to watch in this series: DJ LeMahieu, he has scored in three straight games for the Rockies. He went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in the Rockies win over the Braves on Sunday. Despite missing a month due to several injuries he’s still managed to rack up 11 homers and five steals in 408 plate appearances. He is hitting .260 (19-for-73) in 17 games since on August 2. He will play a huge part for the Rockies during this homestand. 

Team leaders: 

  • RBIs: Nolan Arenado (86)
  • Homers: Nolan Arenado (30)
  • Batting Average: Nolan Arenado (.309)

Probable Pitchers for this series:

Game 1: Tyler Anderson, he allowed nine runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Astros on Wednesday. He has a 3.47 ERA at home. He will start in the series opener against the Padres. 

Game 2: Jon Gray, he struck out nine over seven innings, allowing three runs in a no-decision Thursday against the Braves. He has five quality starts in his last six outings. He’ll carry a 9-7 record, 4.76 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 157/38 K/BB ratio into Wednesday start against the Padres. 

Game 3: Kyle Freeland, he allowed one run through six innings against the Braves Friday. He has an 11-7 record and 2.96 ERA after 25 starts. He will close things off against the Padres on Thursday.

How San Diego Padres & Colorado Rockies Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Rockies are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.

Padres are 19-39 in their last 58 vs. National League West.

Against The Spread Selection: Colorado Rockies

My reason for the pick :

The Rockies are going to be able to carry over the momentum from the previous series against the Braves into the series against the Padres. The Rockies should sweep the Padres at home 3-0. The Rockies are firing on all cylinders and should look to attack the Padres starting pitcher early to prevent the Padres bullpen to have any effect on the game. The Rockies is playing with full of confidence after sweeping the NL East leader like the Braves. Arenado will show us that he can lead this Rockies team to the division title. 

The Rockies to sweep the Padres at home 3-0.

Betting trends for San Diego Padres :

  • Padres are 11-25 in their last 36 vs. a team with a winning record.

Betting trends for Colorado Rockies:

  • Rockies are 24-8 in their last 32 games following a win.

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