Rockies vs Padres Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Opening Day
The 2023 MLB season kicks off with an Opening Day matchup between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres at Petco Park. These Two NL West rivals met 19 times during the 2022 regular season, with San Deigo going 9-10, a disappointing result against the team that finished last in the division.
Rockies vs Padres Game Info
- Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
- Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
- Venue: Petco Park – SanDiego, CA
- Coverage: Bally Sports San Diego and Arizona
The Rockies are sending German Marquez to the mound. Marquez struggled last year, finishing 2022 with a 5.00 ERA. On the other side, Blake Snell will be on the bump for the Padres. He fared much better, posting a 3.38 ERA for San Diego.
Rockies vs Padres Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: COL: (+176) | SD: (-210)
- Spread: COL: +1.5 (-122) | SD: -1.5 (+102)
- Total: 7.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Padres enter this NL West game as home favorites on the spread and moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This game also has a projected total of 7.5 runs.
Rockies vs Padres Betting Trends
- Colorado is 2-6 straight up in its last eight games against San Diego.
- The total has hit the under in four of Colorado's last five games.
- Texas is 7-0 straight up in its last seven home games against Philadelphia.
- The total has hit the over in four of San Diego's last five games against Colorado.
Rockies vs Padres Prediction & Pick
The Padres once again come into the season with high hopes of both an NL West title and a World Series. Colorado is on the other end of the spectrum, in full rebuild mode, and their Opening Day starters show that. The Padres' lineup filled with stars should cause fits for Marquez.
While Colorado may have had the upper hand slightly last season, the Padres are looking to come out early and make a statement in the NL West this year, and that includes beating the teams you should beat. The Padres should beat the Rockies every time they step on the field this season. They won't, but they should. Opening Day will be the start of turning it around against Colorado for the Padres.
Final Score Prediction: Padres: 6 | Rockies: 3
Rockies vs Padres Best Bet
Petco Park should be rocking in San Diego. Fans are excited for another run at a World Series after falling short for multiple years when many felt like they had the talent to win it all. The Padres are heavy favorites on the moneyline, but the runline is at even money, and that's where we're at. Snell didn't put up great numbers against the Rockies last season, but I expect him to right the ship there on Opening Day. San Diego needs him to be better this season.
Bet: Padres -1.5 (+100)
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