Free MLB Picks Today: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres 9/24/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres 9/24/22
Sat 24th September 2022

The Colorado Rockies (+110) host the San Diego Padres (-130) at Coors Field on Saturday. Look out for plenty of offense as usual at Coors Field with the early total at 10.5. The Rockies (65-86) took Friday’s series opener 4-3 in 10 innings, their 10th head-to-head victory in 17 games this season. Reliever Daniel Bard was credited with the win after throwing two scoreless innings. Randal Grichuk went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the win. Juan Soto was 2 for 5 with a home run and a double for the Padres (83-68). He drove in two runs.


Yu Darvish (15-7, 3.05 ERA) is in line to start for San Diego. The RHP is tied for fourth in the NL in wins. Darvish threw six scoreless innings in his last start, a 6-1 home win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He got the win, yielding one hit while striking out eight and walking one. Darvish has made one previous start against the Rockies this season, a 13-5 home victory on August 2. He surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings, striking out seven and walking two. For Colorado, right-hander Chad Kuhl (6-9, 5.48 ERA) gets the ball. He has made three appearances against the Padres this season, all starts, giving up 17 runs over 14 innings (0-2, 10.93) with seven strikeouts and 12 walks. In his last start on Monday, Kuhl took a no-decision at home against the Giants. He threw 4.2 innings and gave up five runs on eight hits, striking out six and walking one in the 10-7 loss.


Over the last five games, San Diego has averaged 3.8 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.3. Against righties like Kuhl this season, the Padres have a .694 OPS. Manny Machado has been the team’s biggest extra-base threat against right-handers with a .546 SLG in 306 at-bats. Colorado is averaging only 3.0 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.4 for the season, despite a better slash line (.274/.326/.413). The Rockies have a .688 OPS against right-handers in 2022. With a .847 OPS over 380 at-bats, C.J. Cron has been their best hitter against right-handers.


San Diego is 43-36 away from home in 2022, scoring 4.8 runs per game while allowing 4.4 runs. Colorado has gone 41-38 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 5.7 runs per game while surrendering 5.7. In the last 10 meetings at Coors Field, Colorado is 9-1 with an average scoreline of 6.9-4.2.


The Padres are second in the NL West, 21 games behind the division-leading Dodgers. They currently occupy one of the Wild Card spots, sitting third with a magic number of zero. The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, 39 games behind the Dodgers.

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San Diego Padres (-200)

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