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Looking for San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies free MLB predictions? MLB betting sees the Padres taking on the Rockies on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Padres Rockies free pick.
2021 MLB Handicapping
(67-54) San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies (53-66)
Date: Tuesday, August 17th
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. German Marquez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -110 | Rockies -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 12.5
The Colorado Rockies home mastery continued as they took a 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres in Monday night’s series opener. That victory pushes Colorado to 6-1 at Coors Field over their last 7, and they have a great chance to tally another W on Tuesday.
San Diego rallied valiantly with 3 runs in the 9th on Monday, but couldn’t overcome Colorado’s 4-run 4th inning and CJ Cron’s walk off in the bottom of the 9th. There’s something with the Padres facing this Rockies squad, as they’ve now lost 5 straight at Coors Field and 8 of the last 11 head to head overall.
San Diego Padres
The Padres used one of their three healthy starters on Monday night, with Ryan Weathers lasting just 4 innings while allowing 5 ER including 2 HRs. San Diego just signed Jake Arrieta to start Wednesday’s game, but will be scrambling to find a starter for Tuesday’s affair.
Matt Strahm is expected to get the start in game two at Coors Field. It will be a bullpen day though as Strahm has appeared in just five games this season all as a reliever. Four of Strahm’s five appearances this year have come against the Diamondbacks and Marlins and he still has an 8.44 ERA on the season.
San Diego isn’t an immediate throwaway on Tuesday night due to their pitching woes, because this is still an offense that can put up a fight at Coors Field. Trent Grisham had a 3-run blast for the Padres in the series opener, while Fernando Tatis, Jr. had a double and scored a run. Tatis went 4 for 5 with 2 HR in his first game back from the I.L. on Sunday.
Colorado is simply a different team playing in the comfort of Coors Field. Monday’s win pushed the Rockies to 39-21 at home on the year, and if they weren’t the worst road team in baseball Colorado would at minimum be in the wild card hunt.
Monday also marked the 5th straight home victory over San Diego for the Rockies. 4 of Colorado’s league worst 14 road wins have also come at the expense of the Padres, so for whatever reason this team just knows how to beat San Diego.
It was another great offensive showing at Coors Field on Monday night as well as the Rockies belted out three HR’s including a C.J. Cron walk-off in the 9th. The Rockies plated 34 runs in a three game sweep of Miami in their last home stand, a trend which has a great chance of continuing with San Diego doing a bullpen day in game two.
German Marquez gets the ball on Tuesday, trying to bounce back from allowing 7 ER over 4.0 IP to the Giants in his last start and that wasn’t even at Coors Field. The right-hander has a 1.38 ERA in two starts vs. the Padres this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 1-5 last 6 overall
- Padres are 1-4 last 5 vs. NL West
- Padres are 0-5 last 5 in Colorado
- Rockies are 36-16 last 52 home games
- Under is 6-1 in Rockies last 7 overall
- Rockies are 8-3 last 11 head to head meetings
Free San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
Have to take the Rockies in this one. Colorado is great at home and gets the bullpen matchup on Tuesday before likely hammering on Jake Arrieta on Wednesday. San Diego has dropped 5 of 6 and has been tormented by Colorado all season, especially lately at Coors Field.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rockies (-110)
San Diego’s pitching is just a huge liability right now until they get some starters back healthy.
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