After reportedly picking Juan Soto up in a blockbuster deal with the Nationals earlier in the day, the San Diego Padres (58-46) host the Colorado Rockies (46-58) for a doubleheader on Tuesday as they wait for their new star to arrive. The first game is a matinee at Petco Park, and the matchup doubles as the second game of a five-game series. The NL West rivals square off as part of the final series in San Diego between the two sides in 2022. The Padres won the opener on Monday evening. It's a matchup of right-handed starters with Ryan Feltner (1-3, 5.59 ERA) on the mound for Colorado, while Yu Darvish is on the hill for San Diego. 

Caesars Sportsbook lists San Diego as the -278 money-line favorite (risk $278 to win $100) for this 4:10 p.m. ET first pitch. The total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over-under, is 7.5 in the latest Rockies vs. Padres odds. Before making any Padres vs. Rockies picks, be sure to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Padres vs. Rockies and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Rockies vs. Padres:

  • Rockies vs. Padres money line: San Diego -278, Colorado +222
  • Rockies vs. Padres over-under: 7.5 runs
  • Rockies vs. Padres run line: Padres -1.5 (-120)
  • COL: The Rockies are 16-23 in day games
  • SD: The Padres are 20-20 in day games
  • Rockies vs. Padres picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies

Why you should back the Rockies

Colorado has plenty of strengths, including potent offensive numbers. The Rockies currently lead the National League in triples, hits and batting average, with six regulars posting an OPS over .700 this season. Colorado also ranks in the top five of the NL in doubles, on-base percentage, OPS, total bases and strikeout avoidance. 

On the run prevention side, the Rockies have an effective bullpen. Colorado's relief corps ranks in the top five of the National League in wins above replacement, home run rate allowed, and ground ball rate allowed this season. San Diego has talent, but the Padres are below the NL average in runs scored, hits and batting average, with bottom-five marks in home runs, stolen bases, slugging percentage and OPS this season.

Why you should back the Padres

In addition to a stellar offense, the Padres project for tremendous run prevention on Tuesday. San Diego's headliner is Darvish, who is one of the best in the game. The five-time All-Star right-hander has a 3.24 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP this season. Darvish is issuing only 1.8 walks per nine innings, and opponents have a .576 OPS against him in 2022. He has been even better lately with a 2.47 ERA across his last nine outings, and Darvish has dominated with a 1.94 ERA at home. 

Behind him, San Diego's bullpen is top-notch. The Padres are in the top five of the National League in wins above replacement from their bullpen, and San Diego ranks in the top three of the league in walk rate and ground ball rate. Colorado's offense is below-average in drawing walks and lands in the bottom three of the NL in home runs and stolen bases this season.

How to make Rockies vs. Padres picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 8.3 combined runs, and it says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the MLB model's picks at SportsLine.

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