Colorado Rockies Odds
In the midst of what is considered a key six-game road trip for their playoff chances, the Colorado Rockies enter a three-game series Monday at San Diego having gone 2-1 at Los Angeles to open the stretch. Colorado became the first team to win a series against the Dodgers this season.
Josh Fuentes and Matt Kemp hit home runs and the bullpen held the Dodgers scoreless over the final three innings of Sunday’s rubber match, a 7-6 Rockies win. Left-hander Kyle Freeland (2-1, 4.09 ERA) will get the start Monday in the midst of a rough patch where he has given up a combined eight runs over his last two starts and 11 runs over his last three.
San Diego Padres Odds
Winners in six of their last nine, the San Diego Padres return home Monday to play host to the Colorado Rockies. The first three victories in that run came in a four-game series at Colorado. The Padres are 12-6 at home and enter off a series victory at Oakland.
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 15th home run of the season Sunday to tie the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout for the major league lead. Right-hander Dinelson Lamet (2-1, 2.62) will get the start having given up three earned runs in each of his last two outings after not giving up more than two in each of his first six starts this season.
Rockies at Padres Betting Pick for September 7, 2020
Padres starter Dinelson Lamet has slipped a bit from his peak form in 2020, but he is tough at home, going 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA in five starts, and figures to have what it takes to handcuff the Rockies after their late-night bus ride to San Diego.
Rockies at Padres Betting Pick: Rockies (-+180), Padres (-215)
Padres 7, Rockies 5
Rockies at Padres Best Bet
After going 6-3 on their three-city road trip, where they showed they will be a handful come playoff time, the Padres figure to slip into a comfort zone at home. Fernando Tatis Jr. has a .765 slugging percentage at Petco Park compared to .568 on the road.
Rockies at Padres Best Bet: Padres money line/OVER 8.5 (+225)