San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/31/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-170) Rockies (+145)
Daniel Murphy and the Colorado Rockies (17-16, 3rd in NL West) host the San Diego Padres (20-15, 2nd in NL West) at Coors Field on Monday. The line on this matchup has the Padres priced at -170 and the Rockies are at +145. The over/under has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Cal Quantrill and German Marquez.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/29/2020 Adrian Morejon SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/28/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/28/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/17/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/30/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/30/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/28/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 20-15 overall record this season. Quantrill has taken the mound for 119 innings and has totaled 106 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.84 (64 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.318. He has allowed 123 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 34 walks. Quantrill (8-8 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.26 and he has faced 514 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 141 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 283 base hits and 155 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 108 batters and struck out 308. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team San Diego is hitting .260, good for 6th in the league. The Padres hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Trent Grisham is hitting .239 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 32 hits this season in 134 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .455 and an OPS+ of 118. Manny Machado is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 134 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .627. The Padres have 303 hits, including 58 doubles and 61 home runs. San Diego has walked 126 times so far this season and they have struck out 285 times as a unit. They have left 219 men on base and have a team OPS of .819. They score 5.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 17-16 overall mark this year. Marquez (40-28 career record) has a 4.33 earned run average and has conceded 9.1 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.79 and he has faced 2,516 hitters during his career. During his MLB career, Marquez has allowed 598 base hits and he has 607 K's in 594 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 286 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.276 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.81 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 94 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 299 base knocks and 154 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 226 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 4th in the league. The Rockies hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .307. He has 25 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 94 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .383 with an OPS+ of 74. Trevor Story is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 41 hits in 132 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .598. The Rockies as a unit have 299 base hits, including 45 doubles and 40 homers. Colorado has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 279 occasions. They have had 229 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 5.03 runs per game and totaled 166 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies (+145)
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