When a team has a particularly bad season, great individual performances often get lost in the mix, as fans tend to focus more on the win/loss record that their team posts. The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies have both had sub-par seasons, and both have had stellar performances from individual players. These two teams will finish up a series in Colorado on Sunday.
Taking a Look at the San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies MLB Spread Prediction & Game Info
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Venue: Coors Field
Opening Line: San Diego -120
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The San Diego Padres (69-78) have to be the more disappointed of the two teams, as they spent a lot of money on big name free agents in the offseason. Justin Upton has done his part, going over 25 home runs for the season, which is the best number for a Padre since 2012. Pitcher Tyson Ross has also been a top performer, and is currently in possession of the best home rate in the major leagues. The problem for the Padres is that too many other players on their roster have failed to live up to expectations, which means this team will once again have some big decisions to make once the regular season draws to a close. James Shields (12-6, 3.80 ERA) will be in the mound for the Padres on Sunday night.
There has been very little to cheer about in Colorado (61-85) this season, but the fans still have a reason to watch, as both Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez are in the running for the home run title in the National League. Arenado has the edge on Gonzalez with 39 versus 37 HR, but is still one off the pace being set by Bryce Harper of the Washington National. The final 6 games of the season for the Rockies will be at home, which will give both of those guys the opportunity to get the ball out of the park on a regular basis. The Rockies come into this one having just lost 2 of 3 to the LA Dodgers, although they were pretty competitive in that series. Kyle Kendrick (6-12, 6.15 ERA) has won each of his last 2 starts.
Key Online Betting Trends
San Diego is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego’s last 7 games
San Diego is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego’s last 8 games on the road
San Diego is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 games at home
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Diego
Colorado is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado’s last 9 games when playing San Diego
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Kendrick seems to be finding a little run of form late in the season, but it might not be enough against the Padres. I like San Diego to get the win on Sunday.