Baseball Odds Preview of the Rockies vs. San Diego Game

May 7th, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

Baseball odds will feature many games on Thursday July 16th. And among the sports betting crowd it’s not likely that the MLB betting odds for the Rockies vs. the Padres will be the headliner event.

Nonetheless, if you like to play the baseball odds, this is a game with plenty of intrigue. MLB odds makers didn’t give either of these much of a chance at the beginning of the season and neither one has been very consistent. The Padres have been consistently bad and the Rockies’ MLB odds performance to this point in the season has been a roller coaster ride. The team went from being in the baseball betting odds cellar to the hottest team in baseball over a 20-game stretch and now it’s fallen back into its losing ways.

Heading into this contest these two NL West baseball odds competitors hold down the third and fourth spots in the MLB betting odds division. The Rockies are a full nine games up on the Padres and sit nine games out of the NL West baseball odds lead, trialing the mighty Dodgers and the impressive Giants.

Since firing their manager, Clint Hurdle, the Rockies’ pitching staff has been one of the best in the MLB odds and pitcher Jason Marquis surprisingly leads the baseball betting odds in wins with 11. The Padres pitching has been atrocious and even star ace Jake Peavy has struggled in the baseball odds competition with a 6-6 record and 3.97 ERA.

The two bright spots for the Padres this season have been Adrian Gonzales who will play in his first All Star Game and is smashing the ball, and reliever Heath Bell who will also be in the All Star Game and leads the NL MLB odds in saves with 23.

The Rockies are 6-4 in their 10 most recent MLB odds contests and are a very good road team. So far the team’s away record is 24-22 which compares favorably with San Diego’s home record of 23-20. The one statistical anomaly here is the Rockies awful record in the MLB odds contests against NL West teams. The Rockies are just 13-21 against NL West rivals whereas the Padres are 18-22 against the same teams.

That could be all the difference in this game and the lowly Padres could actually get a sports betting win for the home crowd.


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