San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies – MLB Betting Pick May 12

Padres (19-16, 10-6 road) at Rockies (12-22, 10-8 home)

  • Game Postponed: 5:40 PST, 7:40 CST, 8:40 EST – May 10th
  • Rescheduled Time: 12:10PM PST – 2:10PM CST – 3:10PM EST – May 12th
  • Place: Coors Field, Denver, CO
  • TV: Bally Sports San Diego, AT&T SportsNet, MLB Extra Innings

Opening Pitch:

The Padres have lost four out of their last six games as their pitching staff, who still leads MLB with a 2.89 ERA, has struggled lately as it had given up 14 runs on 22 hits – including 6 home runs – in the three games prior to the 11-1 win on Sunday against San Francisco.

San Diego still trails the Giants by 1.5 games as they enter today in second in the NL West and hold a 1.0 game lead over the third place Dodgers.

The Rockies continue to struggle as they have lost eight out of their past 11 including a three-game sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend where the Rockies were shut out on both Friday and Sunday.

Colorado’s pitching staff has been dismal as the 5.20 ERA is worst in the major leagues.

San Diego won last year’s series, 8-2, as the Padres reeled off the last five in a row. This is the first meeting of the season between the two NL West rivals.

Trends:

Padres (17-16, ATS):

  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego’s last 8 games
  • The OVER has been the play in 12 of the Padres’ last 15 road games
  • The Friars are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games vs. the Rockies

Rockies (14-18, ATS):

  • The OVER has been the play in 12 of Colorado’s last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 6 Rockies-Padres games
  • The OVER has been the call in the Rockies’ last 5 home games

Last Time Out:

San Diego’s Jake Cronenworth and Fernando Tatis, Jr., both homered and Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 as the Padres belted the San Francisco Giants, 11-1, as they dropped two of three at Oracle Park over the weekend. Ryan Weathers pitched three innings to pick up the win as he came on in relief of Chris Paddack in the fourth frame.

St. Louis swept the Rockies with a 2-0 win on Sunday as Nolan Arenado homered against his former team. Adam Wainwright scattered three hits over 8.1 innings as the Rockies bats were silenced on the road once again.

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
San Diego Padres -1½ (-120) -180 O 10 (-105)
Colorado Rockies +1½ (+100) +155 U 10 (-115)

*Odds Courtesy of BetUS Sportsbook

On the Mound:

San Diego sends Dinelson Lamet (0-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound against Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela (1-3, 5.76 ERA).

Lamet has only appeared in two games this season as he both of those appearances were in relief and he accrued 4.0 innings. Lamet gave no runs on four hits over two innings when he last appeared on May 4 against the Pirates.

Senzatela has had a no decision in his last two appearances as he lasted 5.0 and 4.2 innings against the Phillies and Diamondbacks before a stint on the 10-day DL. His lone win came on Apr. 7 when he gave up only four hits in eight innings in an 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

Padres Chat:

San Diego Padres LogoFernando Tatis, Jr., is starting to perk as he homered again Sunday in going 2-for-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Tatis is batting .384 on the road this season as he is 15-for-39 and Jake Cronenworth homered for the third time Sunday as he went 2-for-4 and has hit in 10 of his last 12 games….Eric Hosmer banged out three hits Sunday as he now has reached base by hit, walk, or hit by pitch in 13 of his last 17 games….Tommie Pham’s single Sunday broke a five-game hitless streak where he was 0-for-10….Manny Machado has hit in four straight games, but his batting average is still .228 as he was only 4-for-19 last week.

Rockies Chat:

Colorado Rockies LogoWith the 2-0 loss to the Cardinals Sunday, Colorado suffered it’s fifth shut out loss of the season and the Rockies have lost 13 games by two runs or less….Trevor Story is 2-for-his-last-14 as he continues to hit at a .285 clip. He entered Sunday at .297 before going 0-for-4 as the .297 average was second among NL shortstops….Raimel Tapia has been the hottest of the Rockies’ hitters as he has three home runs and 16 RBI since April 17 and has hit in 17 of his last 19 games….Daniel Bard is the Rockies’ closer for now with three saves, but left-handers are smoking him with repeated results as they are batting .433, 13-for-30.

Winner: Rockies +1.5

The Bets
Rockies +1.5
+100
Rockies
+155
Under 10
-115
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Kenneth Cross / Author

Kenneth Cross is a new entry to The Sports Geek staff as he has 25 years of experience in print, broadcast, and internet sports journalism. Cross is a lover of all sports, but college basketball is his passion. He estimates that he has seen around 1,500 college basketball games - live and in-person - and hopes that grows this season. If you listen to Radio, you have likely heard him on Sundays covering the Carolina Panthers for some 20 years. Now in Tampa Bay, he works as a national radio correspondent.

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