Rockies vs Padres Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 31 (San Diego Gets Back on Track with Offensive Explosion)
Rockies vs Padres Game Info
- Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
- Time: 9:40 p.m. ET
- Venue: Petco Park -- San Diego, California
- Coverage: Ball Sports San Diego, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Friday, March 31's MLB schedule includes the second contest of a four-game series between the Colorado Rockies (1-0) and San Diego Padres (0-1).
The Rockies kicked off the new campaign with a massive 7-2 victory over the Rockies on Opening Day. C.J. Cron was Colorado's hero of the day, going 4-of-5 in the batter's box while crushing a pair of home runs and racking up five RBIs.
Can the Rockies make it back-to-back victories? Or will the Padres prove that yesterday's loss was a one-off?
Rockies vs Padres Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: COL: (+164) | SD: (-196)
- Spread: COL: +1.5 (-125) | SD: -1.5 (+104)
- Total: 7.5 -- Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)
The Padres enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:40 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 7.5 runs with the over being favored at -114 odds.
Rockies vs Padres Betting Trends
- Colorado is 3-6 straight up in its last nine games against San Diego.
- San Diego is 11-5 straight up in its last 16 games on a Friday.
- The total has hit the under in 10 of Colorado's last 15 road games.
- The total has hit the over in five of San Diego's last six games against Colorado.
Rockies vs Padres Prediction & Pick
The Padres are sending in start pitching Nick Martinez to help rebound from yesterday's debacle. After struggling to close out the 2022 campaign, Martinez is coming off a terrific spring training run that saw him go 2-1 in four starts, pitching to a 1.93 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 14 innings pitched.
Opposing Martinez is none other than Kyle Freeland. The Rockies' southpaw left a lot to be desired last season, going 9-11 with a 4.53 ERA and 1.408 WHIP in 31 starts. Unlike Martinez, Freeland was anything but reliable in the preseason, giving up six earned runs on seven hits over just 9 1/3 innings.
While yesterday's win was thrilling, the Rockies will be brought back down to earth tonight. The Padres are better than they showed and will make an example of Freeland, who has a 5.70 ERA in his last eight outings against San Diego. Expect the likes of Manny Machado, Juan Soto and Xander Bogaerts to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Final Score Prediction: Padres: 6 | Rockies: 3
Rockies vs Padres Best Bet
Matchups between the Rockies and Padres tend to result in fireworks. The total has gone over in five of the last six collisions between Colorado and San Diego, averaging a combined 11.2 runs over that stretch. Considering how both Martinez and Freeland struggled the last time we saw them in the regular season, brace yourself for some excitement tonight.
Bet: Over 7.5 Runs (-114)
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