The San Diego Padres kick off a home doubleheader with an afternoon game on Tuesday. The Padres (58-46) host the Colorado Rockies (46-58) for the second and third games of a five-game midweek series. Petco Park showcases the festivities between NL West rivals. It is the final series in San Diego between the two clubs in 2022. Yu Darvish (9-4, 3.24 ERA) gets the start for San Diego, while Colorado will start Ryan Feltner (1-3, 5.59 ERA).
First pitch is at 4:10 p.m. ET in San Diego. Caesars Sportsbook lists San Diego as a -260 favorite (risk $260 to win $100) on the money line, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is 7.5 in the latest Rockies vs. Padres odds. Before making any Padres vs. Rockies picks, be sure to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it enters Week 18 on a 20-14 roll on top-rated MLB picks, returning almost $400 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Padres vs. Rockies and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Rockies vs. Padres:
- Rockies vs. Padres money line: San Diego -260, Colorado +210
- Rockies vs. Padres over-under: 7.5 runs
- Rockies vs. Padres run line: Padres -1.5 (-120)
- COL: The Rockies are 16-23 in day games
- SD: The Padres are 20-20 in day games
- Rockies vs. Padres picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies
Why you should back the Rockies
Colorado has plenty of strengths, including potent offensive numbers. The Rockies currently lead the National League in triples, hits and batting average, with six regulars posting an OPS over .700 this season. Colorado also ranks in the top five of the NL in doubles, on-base percentage, OPS, total bases and strikeout avoidance.
On the run prevention side, the Rockies have an effective bullpen. Colorado’s relief corps ranks in the top five of the National League in wins above replacement, home run rate allowed, and ground ball rate allowed this season. San Diego has talent, but the Padres are below the NL average in runs scored, hits and batting average, with bottom-five marks in home runs, stolen bases, slugging percentage and OPS this season.
Why you should back the Padres
San Diego is currently projected as a playoff team, and the Padres are effective in multiple ways. The Padres are in the top five of the NL in doubles and walks, with above-average metrics in triples and strikeout avoidance. San Diego is deep and talented, headlined by the presence of standout infielder Manny Machado. The six-time All-Star is an MVP candidate, and he is slugging over .500 with elite defense. San Diego’s bullpen is also stout, including a top-five mark in wins above replacement.
Padres relievers have an ERA under 4.00 with the No. 2 walk rate and the No. 1 ground ball rate in the National League. Colorado’s offense is in the bottom three of the NL in home runs and stolen bases, and the Rockies are below the league average in walk rate this season.