San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies: Best Odds and Preview for August 18, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | August 18, 2021, 1:29 pm

Fernando Tatis Jr. is just two hits away from his 100th of the season as his San Diego Padres (67-55) ready for a matchup against the Colorado Rockies (54-66) on Wednesday at 3:10 PM ET. The Padres are favored (-143) over the Rockies (+122). San Diego’s Jake Arrieta starts against Colorado’s Chi Chi Gonzalez.

Best Odds for San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies

Welcome to the BestOdds’ betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies in which the Padres are currently the pick among bettors to claim victory.

Padres vs Rockies Moneyline Action

Padres vs Rockies Moneyline Action
Padres Rockies
Bet % 66% 34%
Stake % 65% 35%

Padres Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Padres have been favorites in 100 games this season and have come away with the win 59 times (59%) in those contests.
  • Contests with San Diego have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 65 of 122 chances this season.
  • The Padres are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking 10th with 575 total runs this season.
  • San Diego has competed as the favorite in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 4-6 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Padres and their opponents have combined to clear the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The Padres are sending Arrieta (5-11) to the mound to make his 21st start of the season. He is 5-11 with a 6.88 ERA and 74 strikeouts over 86 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was for the Cubs on Thursday when the righty tossed four innings against the Brewers, surrendering eight earned runs while allowing 11 hits.
  • His team lost the only game he’s made an appearance in this season.
  • Arrieta’s lone start with a total this season went under.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Fernando Tatis Jr. 90 .299 .368 .677 34 75 98
Jake Cronenworth 118 .280 .348 .490 18 59 124
Manny Machado 114 .279 .343 .495 21 79 116
Adam Frazier 98 .324 .386 .448 4 32 125
Trent Grisham 92 .259 .351 .451 13 50 85

Rockies Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rockies are 32-58 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 35.6% of those games).
  • Colorado has played in 120 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 51 times (51-67-2).
  • The Rockies are the 15th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.5 runs per game (538 total).
  • Colorado has a 3-5 record across the eight games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Rockies and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total three times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Gonzalez (3-6) gets the starting nod for the Rockies in his 16th start of the season. He’s put together a 6.06 ERA in 90 2/3 innings pitched, with 53 strikeouts.
  • His most recent time out came on Saturday, July 24 against the Dodgers, when the righty threw five innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • Over González’s 19 starts, his team is 6-13.
  • González’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in 12 of 19 games.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
C.J. Cron 101 .266 .373 .517 21 65 86
Connor Joe 48 .292 .367 .492 7 25 38
Brendan Rodgers 64 .286 .345 .471 9 29 65
Ryan McMahon 111 .262 .332 .461 18 60 103
Trevor Story 105 .258 .330 .460 15 56 100

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