Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres 4/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Bryan Mitchell
The Colorado Rockies visit Petco Park on Monday, April 2, 2018 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Bryan Mitchell for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at -110 and San Diego at +100. The Rockies had a 65-91-7 over/under record and a 82-81-0 run line mark last season. The Padres were 85-77-0 against the run line and had a 81-73-8 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies were 65-91-7 against the over/under last year
The Colorado Rockies were 82-81-0 against the run line last season
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres were 81-73-8 against the over/under last year
The San Diego Padres were 85-77-0 against the run line last season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/01/18 LF Ian Desmond Knee is "?" Monday vs San Diego Padres
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jeff Hoffman Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
03/31/18 1B Wil Myers Back is "?" Monday vs Colorado
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Hip 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies had a 87-75 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis had a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.36. He had 30 strikeouts over his 46.1 innings pitched and he gave up 52 hits. He allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.40 and they gave up 530 base hits on the year. Teams hit .249 against the bullpen while striking out 549 hitters and walking 213 batters. As a team, Colorado allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They were 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Rockies pitchers collectively gave up 1,453 base hits and 721 earned runs last year. They allowed 190 home runs last season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff walked 532 batters and struck out 1,270. They walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit was 4.32.
As a team Colorado hit .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies held a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which was good for 5th in baseball. They ranked 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon hit .331 with an on-base percentage of .399 last year. He had 213 hits last season in 644 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .601 and an OPS+ of 142. Nolan Arenado hit .309 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .373. He totaled 187 hits and he drove in 130 men in 606 at bats. His OPS+ was 132 while his slugging percentage was at .586. The Rockies had 1,510 hits last season, including 293 doubles and 192 home runs. Colorado walked 519 times last year and they struck out 1,408 times as a unit. They left 1,088 men on base and had a team OPS of .781. They scored 5.09 runs per contest and scored a total of 824 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego had a 71-91 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 5.79, Bryan Mitchell had a 1-1 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He had 17 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 42 hits. He allowed 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.2. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.49 and they gave up 495 base hits on the year. Teams hit .236 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers struck out 581 batters and walked 204 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They were 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Padres pitchers as a team surrendered 1,417 base knocks and 742 earned runs last season. They gave up 226 home runs last year, which ranked 5th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff walked 554 hitters and struck out 1,325 batters. They gave up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.38 while their FIP as a staff was 4.67.
As a team, they batted .234, good for 30th in the league. The Padres held a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which was good for 30th in baseball. They ranked 30th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup after batting .318 with an OBP of .385 last season. He had 192 hits last year along with 94 RBI in 603 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .498 with an OPS+ of 132. Wil Myers hit .243 last season and he had an OBP of .328. He collected 138 hits in 567 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He had an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Padres as a unit had 1,251 base hits last season, including 227 doubles and 189 homers. San Diego walked 460 times last year and they struck out on 1,499 occasions. They left 1,037 men on base and had an OPS of .692. They scored 3.73 runs per game and totaled 604 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres +100
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