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#958 Colorado Rockies -150
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:40pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Colorado Rockies will be going for their second consecutive series win when they take on the San Diego Padres in the first game of their four-game weekend series on Thursday night. The game will be played at Coors Field and it is scheduled to begin at 48:0 PM. ET.

Cal Quantrill, 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA, will start for the Padres. The Rockies will start Jon Gray, who is 5-5 with a 4.27 ERA.

Padres Trying To Snap Losing Streak

The Padres have struggled over the past two weeks and enter this series on a losing streak after dropping eight of their last 11 games. They will try to get their season back on track and gain some ground in the NL West with a win over the Rockies on Thursday.

San Diego is one of the worst offensive teams in the league. The team’s .231 batting average is 27th in the league. Their .294 on-base percentage is 26th, while their .409 slugging percentage is 19th in the league. The Padres have scored 269 runs this season, which is 25th in the league.

Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with a .285 batting average and 38 RBI, while Franmil Reyes leads the team with 19 homers.

San Diego’s pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .242 batting average against the Padres, which is eighth in the league. Their 4.21 ERA is 11th, while their 20 quality starts are 25th in the league.

In his last start, Quantrill gave up five hits and two earned runs in five innings, leading to a 7-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The team will need a better effort from him to get the win on Thursday.

Rockies Trying To Bounce Back From Loss To Cubs

The Rockies have played very well at Coors Field, but they had their 10 game winning streak snapped by the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Padres, which will give them their 11th win in their last 12 home games.

Colorado is one of the better offensive teams in the league. The team’s .262 batting average is fourth in the league. Their .324 on-base percentage is 15th, while their .453 slugging percentage is seventh in the league. The 356 runs they have scored is fifth in the league.

Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .330 batting average, 17 homers, and 57 RBI.

Colorado’s pitching hasn’t been very good this season. Opponents have a .262 batting average against the Rockies, which is 25th in the league. Their 4.94 ERA is also 25th, while their 22 quality starts is 22nd in the league.

In his last start, Gray gave up eight hits and four earned runs in 5.2 innings as the Rockies lost to the New York Mets 5-3. The team will need a significantly better performance from him to get the win on Thursday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Rockies have played well at home where they have won 13 of their last 16 games against teams with losing records and their last five games against NL West opponents. The Padres have struggled on the road, losing four of their last five games. They have also struggled with Quantrill on the mound, losing four of his last five starts.

Prediction: Colorado Rockies -149

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Padres and Rockies are averaging 8.34 combined runs per game in their last three games. The Padres have played under the total in three of their last four road games against teams with winning records and in four of their last five games against NL West opponents. The Rockies have played under the total in four of their last five games against teams with losing records and in four of their last six games.

Prediction: Under 11.5

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Rockies will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Padres in the first five innings of their last three games, averaging 2.67 runs per game while the Padres average 1.67 runs per game.

Prediction: Colorado Rockies

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Padres and Rockies are averaging 4.34 combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will fall short of the first five inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

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