Rockies vs. Padres Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, August 3 (New-Look Padres With Edge)

Trent Grisham and the Padres have tons to smile about after massively improving the club at the trade deadline
Trent Grisham and the Padres have tons to smile about after massively improving the club at the trade deadline / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres might be the biggest trade deadline winners in years, acquiring Juan Soto, Josh Bell, Brandon Drury, and Josh Hader yesterday in a wild flurry of moves that firmly established the club as World Series contenders.

With Fernando Tatis Jr. expected back soon from injury, I don't ever remember a sudden injection of talent like what San Diego gets this month. It's a remarkable mid-season transformation, and Padres fans should be ecstatic.

Blake Snell takes the mound today for the jubilant franchise after allowing one or fewer runs in four of five July starts. He surrendered four or fewer hits in each outing, though does still struggle with command.

Colorado turns to Chad Kuhl, who had a disastrous July with an 8.71 ERA. He walked 14 batters in 20.2 innings while allowing at least one home run in each outing.

Can Kuhl rebound against the super-charged Padres or will Snell stay hot against the Rockies? Here are the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook to help analyze this matchup:

Rockies vs Padres Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Rockies +1.5 (+140)
  • Padres -1.5 (-170)


  • Rockies: +260
  • Padres: -300


  • 8.5 (Over +100/Under -120)

Rockies vs Padres Prediction and Pick

When I said the Padres should be buyers at the trade deadline, even I didn't imagine the kind of haul they were about to pull off.

I'm legitimately stunned at how much San Diego improved yesterday, and the rest of the National League should be terrified. For years.

Things are trending up across the board for the organization and Blake Snell represents a great example of that. After San Diego lost 10 consecutive starts by Snell, his luck is turning around and the Padres have wins in three of his last four outings.

His 3.46 expected ERA is a strong mark and implies he's been extremely unlucky to amass a 4.43 actual ERA. Part of that is his fault, as Snell ranks in the fifth percentile in walk rate. That being said, the Rockies draw walks at the fifth-worst rate in MLB on the road, so I expect Snell's weakness to be mitigated.

On the other end, Chad Kuhl is on a disastrous stretch. He hasn't finished the fifth inning in three straight starts, allowing 11 runs and walking 10 batters in that span. The Padres are 7-2 in their last nine as home favorites, while Colorado is 2-12 in its last 14 as road underdogs.

Look for Snell's improvement to continue as the good vibes around the San Diego clubhouse leads it to a convincing win.

Pick: Padres -1.5 (-170)

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