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#919 San Diego Padres -115 vs.
#920 Colorado Rockies 13
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 3:10pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies

Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

When: Sunday, August 2, 3:10 PM. ET.

The San Diego Padres will be going for the series win when they take on the Colorado Rockies in the final game of their three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon.

Zach Davies, 1-0, 3.60 ERA, will get the start for the Padres. The Rockies will counter with Antonio Senzatela, 1-0, 3.60 ERA.

**This preview was written before Saturday’s game was played**

Padres Trying To Increase Division Lead

The Padres are off to a good start and have won six of their first eight games. They currently have a one-game lead in the NL West and will try to increase their lead with a win over the Rockies, which will give them their third consecutive series win.

San Diego has played well offensively. The team’s .247 batting average is 10th in the league, their .354 on base percentage is third, while the 52 runs they have scored leads the league.

Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the way for the Padres with a .312 batting average and nine RBI, while Manny Machado leads the team with two home runs.

San Diego’s pitching staff has also played well and has a 3.88 ERA, which is 13th in the league.

In his last start, Davies gave up five hits and two earned runs in five innings, helping the Padres pick up a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. They will need a similar performance from him to get past the Rockies on Sunday.

Rockies Looking For First Home Series Win

The Rockies have played well on the road, winning four of their first five games away from home. Now that they are back in the friendly confines of Coors Field they will try to pick up their first home series win of the year when they face the Padres.

Colorado has been average offensively. The team’s .250 batting average is seventh in the league. Their .322 on base percentage is 14th, while the 28 runs they have scored are 19th most in the league.

Trevor Story has been the big bat for the Rockies so far. He leads the team with a .348 batting average, three home runs, and four RBI.

Colorado’s pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .225 batting average against the Rockies, which is 15th in the league. Their 0.53 WHIP is fourth, as is their 2.72 ERA.

In his last start, Senzatela gave up six hits and two earned runs in five innings, helping the Rockies get an 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. They will need another strong start from him in order to win this game.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Padres are hot at the plate right now with a .247 batting average and a league-leading 51 runs scored. Even though the Rockies have pitched well this season, they gave up a season-high eight runs to the Padres in their first game and will have a hard time slowing them down once again. Colorado will also struggle to keep up offensively because they haven’t played as well as the Padres. They have scored only 28 runs so far, which is 19th in the league and will have a hard time getting past Davies, who gave up two earned runs in his last start and had a 0.87 ERA in two starts against the Rockies last season.

Prediction: San Diego Padres

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Rockies will struggle to score in this game against a pitcher that held them to one earned run in two starts last season. Even though the Rockies won’t score a lot in this game, the score will go over the total because the Padres have the best offense in the league and are averaging 7.7 runs per game in their last four games. The Rockies and Padres have played over the total in the last nine games they have played at Coors Field.

Prediction: Over

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Padres will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Rockies in the first five innings of their last three games, averaging three runs per game while the Rockies average 2.33 runs per game.

Prediction: San Diego Padres

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Padres and Rockies are averaging 5.33 combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and will go over the first five-inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.