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2018 MLB Season
(2-2) Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres (0-4)
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: PETCO Park, San Diego California
Projected Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Clayton Richard
MLB Moneyline Odds: Colorado -127
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Colorado -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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The former first-rounder could only make it four innings against Arizona giving up three runs on six hits while striking out four and walking three. It was an unfortunate outing for Gray who experienced some bad luck and control issues.
In his couple of years in the Majors, Gray has been great posting a 9.50 K/9, 2.95 BB/9 and surprisingly a .89 HR/9. His 4.43 ERA is a little inflated from playing in the dense airs of Colorado, but his 3.45 FIP shows just how well he has been pitching.
Colorado has been hitting with power to start the season owning a .525 SLG% while also jacking 10 home runs and six doubles.
Their lineup has tortured Richard posting a slashing line of .329/.379/.503 to go along with 14 extra base hits and 22 RBI in 167 at-bats.
San Diego Padres
The lefty veteran Richard put in work in his first outing of the year going seven innings while giving up one earned run on six hits. He also only gave up one walk while striking out four.
Richard doesn’t produce a lot of whiffs with a career 5.78 K/9, but strikeouts aren’t his style. He relies on inducing ground balls (53% GB%) while pitching with good command (2.99 BB/9).
The problem with his style is that when he faces a team that hits for average, he doesn’t have the strikeout ability to escape from jams.
San Diego is slashing a sub-par .225/.313/.408 in their first four games. They have hit 14 extra-base hits, but have only produced 14 RBI.
Versus Gray, they have an okay slash line of .254/.311/.507 to go along with eight extra base hits and 15 RBI in just 67 at-bats.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- COL are 4-9 in their last 13 road games.
- COL are 10-23 in Grays last 33 road starts.
- COL are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
- SD are 1-10 in their last 11 overall.
- SD are 1-10 in their last 11 games on grass.
- Over is 6-2 in SD last 8 vs. National League West.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction: Richard, San Diego get the better of Colorado
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: San Diego +117
Richard is in better form to start the season and will have the pitching-friendly confines of PETCO park to back him up against this potent Colorado lineup. Colorado just doesn’t hit the same on the road so I’ll give San Diego the nod at home.
MLB Free Score Prediction: San Diego 6 – Colorado 5
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