San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Pick – MLB June 17, 2022

The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies are at Coors Field for the first of three matchups in Denver. The Rockies are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday night. Cleveland got the sweep with a 4-3, 7-5, and 4-2 win in three games.

The Rockies needed to score more runs at Coors Field. That’s not going to get it done. Scoring 5 runs in two games is a good recipe for losing at Coors. They are one of the most reliable offenses in their own ballpark, but it didn’t look like it in that series.

Colorado slips to 27-37 on the season with the loss. Never expected to compete in the NL West, they’re fading well back into the abyss for another season.

The pitching is usually blamed for their struggles, though this isn’t the case in their latest series. At least in two of those three games. Holding a team to 4 runs should be a win at Coors Field.

In any event, I’m still not concerned with their offense scoring runs at Coors. Despite that being an issue in their latest series, they will likely get the bats going again soon.

The Rockies have four wins in their previous ten attempts.

San Diego is going into Denver off a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. They had a multi-run win in each game, with a 12-5 and 19-5 win included in Wrigleyville.

The Padres are 41-24 and have a half-game advantage on the LA Dodgers in the NL West. They recently edged ahead thanks to eight wins in their previous ten attempts.

Rookie MacKenzie Gore is looking for a big bounce-back performance after the worst look of his career last week. Kyle Freeland is scheduled to start for the Rockies. Head below for our free Padres vs. Rockies prediction on June 17, 2022.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
San Diego Padres -1.5 (-110) -150 Over 12 (-110)
Colorado Rockies +1.5 (-110) +126 Under 12 (-110)
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Team Data San Diego Padres Colorado Rockies
Overall Record 41-24 27-37
Away/Home Record 24-11 16-19
Batting Average .240 .255
Batting Average Away/Home .251 .272
Runs Per 9 4.78 4.49
Team ERA 3.32 4.96
Team ERA Away/Home 3.41 5.03

Padres vs. Rockies Prediction:

The Padres are red-hot and are going to a launching pad at Coors Field. The weather is humid, with the wind blowing out to left field. This is going to be a tricky game for both pitchers.

It’s never easy pitching at Coors Field, and the wind blowing out will make things much tougher. MacKenzie Gore was rocked for 5 hits and 6 earned runs in 2.1 innings of work.

He was in terrific form to open his career through nine games.

However, Gore ran into a pothole in that one and is going into Coors Field with an ERA of 2.50 and a 1.19 WHIP. That’s still very strong numbers for a rookie hurler.

This should be another touch matchup for Gore in his first appearance at Coors Field. The Rockies thrive against lefties and this could be one of those games.

The Rockies are hitting a potent .280 with a .287 batting average at home versus left-handed pitching. They’ve scored an impressive 7.11 runs per 9 innings against lefties.

Gore enters Coors Field with an ERA of 3.52 and a 1.30 WHIP in his previous three starts.

The offense has been quiet for the Rockies lately, but they should have a good chance of getting the bats going tonight. They’ll need it with the hot Padres’ offense coming to town.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Trends:

Padres

  • Record (Last 10): 8-2
  • 7-2 overall in their previous nine games as a betting favorite
  • 14-5 overall in their previous 19 first game of a series
  • OVER is 7-2 in their previous nine games after a win
  • OVER is 4-0-1 in their previous five games on a Friday
  • UNDER is 5-2 in thier previous seven games on the road

Rockies

  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 0-7 overall in their previous seven games at home
  • 6-18 overall in their previous 24 first game of a series
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games versus a left-handed starter
  • OVER is 13-6 in their previous 19 games on a Friday
  • OVER is 3-1-1 in their previous five games at home versus a left-handed starter

  • Freeland is entering this start at home with a 4.39 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He’s preferred going on the road trips, where Freeland has been in better shape with an ERA of 3.00 and a 1.26 WHIP.

    However, Freeland has not been in as control on the road this season.

    He’s posted a 5.35 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 40.1 innings of work at Coors Field. His team is 29th in the majors with 5.59 runs against per 9 innings.

    Opponents are hitting .275 versus the Rockies this season. The bullpen is third-worst in the major leagues with a 4.77 ERA and 1.38 WHIP.

    The ball should be flying at Coors Field this evening. Expect plenty of runs on the board. This is a high total, but it looks justified in a high-scoring final.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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