San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies MLB Pick – June 18

The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball throughout June 18. Sixteen games are up on the board throughout Saturday. One of these games will be between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies. These two teams have been solid throughout the season and will look for a big win. This game will throw the first pitch at around 9:10 PM Eastern time.

San Diego has earned a record of 41-25 throughout this season, which has them sitting in first place of the NL West. The Padres are coming off a loss in their last game, but have won eight of their last eleven. San Diego has a half game lead on the second place Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres will look for a fast start on the road in this one.

The Rockies have put up a record of 28-37 so far on the season, which has them in last place of the NL West. Colorado won their last game, which ended a three game losing skid. The Rockies are nine games back on a wild card spot in this one. Colorado will look to step up at home as they try to build on last night’s win.

These two teams are on opposite sides of the standings to this point in the season, but will look for a big win in this one. The Padres have been hot as of late and it has propelled them into first place of the division. Colorado will look to earn another upset win at home. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
San Diego Padres -1 ½ (+120) -120 Over 11 ½ (-120)
Colorado Rockies +1 ½ (-140) +100 Under 11 ½ (+100)

 

Team Data San Diego Padres Colorado Rockies
Overall Record 41-25 28-37
Away/ Home Record 24-12 17-19
Batting Average .244 .260
Batting Average Away/ Home .255 .278
ERA 3.43 4.94
ERA Away/ Home 3.60 5.01

Betting Trends

San Diego Padres

  • 11-6 in June games
  • 5-6 when playing on Saturday
  • 10-8 against divisional opponents
  • 25-16 in night games
  • 25-18 against right handers
  • 2-1 after allowing 10 or more runs
  • 16-6 after a loss
  • 26-13 against team with a losing record

Colorado Rockies

  • 6-11 in June
  • 9-5 when playing on Saturday
  • 9-11 against divisional opponents
  • 18-20 in night games
  • 16-25 against righties
  • 11-16 after a win
  • 10-14 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up five times throughout this season. The Padres won the first two games 9-0 and 2-1. Ryan McMahon had three RBI”s over the next two games as Colorado bounced back with 6-2 and 4-2 wins. C.J. Cron had five RBI’s on Friday night, while Randal Grichuk added three RBI’s as the Rockies earned a 10-4 win to go up 3-2 in the season series.

Offense

The Padres have been solid hitting the ball on the season. San Diego has a batting average of .244, which is 14th in the MLB. The Padres have a .319 OBP, which is 11th in the league. San Diego has posted an OPS of .699, which is 18th in the MLB this season. The Padres have hit .240 against right handers on the season.

Colorado has been strong at the plate throughout this season. The Rockies have a .260 BA, which is 2nd in the league. Colorado has earned an on base percentage of .323, which is 7th in the MLB. The Rockies have put up a .717 OPS, which is 12th in the league. Colorado has a batting average of .249 against righties so far this season.

These two teams have been solid at the plate on the season, with the Rockies having a slight edge. Colorado has the advantage of playing at a high elevation, which allows for a higher hitting percentage. The Padres will look to get their own bats going on the road in this one. If either team can hit well early, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching  Preview

Nick Martinez will likely get the start at pitcher for San Diego in this one. Martinez has played in 11 games this season, going 2-3 in those matchups. He posted a 3.74 ERA and a WHIP of 1.393 in those outings. Martinez pitched five and two thirds innings in his last start against Colorado. He gave up five hits and one run in the no decision.

I expect German Marquez to get the nod on the mound for the Rockies on Saturday night. Marquez has earned a record of 3-5 throughout his 12 starts. He has put up an ERA of 6.09 and a 1.515 WHIP in his games. Marquez’s last start was against the Padres. He pitched seven innings and gave up six hits and two runs through seven innings en route to the win.

Martinez has been the better pitcher on the season, but Marquez has won his last two starts entering this one. The Padres have the better bullpen in this one as well. San Diego’s relievers have an ERA of 3.49, which is 10th in the league. Colorado’s bullpen has a combined ERA of 4.73, which is 28th in the MLB this season.

Pick Overview

The Rockies have won three games in a row against San Diego and will look to keep it going in this one. I think the Padres will come out fast as they try to bounce back. San Diego has the edge on the mound in this one and will look to get their bats going early. Marquez has picked up his play as of late, but if the Padres can hit well against him early, I think they can grab the win. 

Bovada has San Diego listed as a -120 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Padres will win this game around 54.6 percent of the time. I think that this line could be even bigger with San Diego being the better team this season. The Padres have been strong as of late and I think they will battle their way back into the win column on Saturday night.

The Bet
San Diego Padres
-120
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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