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Tyson Ross out to silence Rockies bats in MLB contest

Colorado RockiesSan Diego Padres
Sep 7, 8:40 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Odds

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PETCO Park hosts an MLB battle between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

Tyler Chatwood, with a record of 7-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Rockies, while the Padres trot Tyson Ross to the mound in this one. He is 3-4 so far in 2013.

View Colorado vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Padres in this matchup found them as -126 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Padres) and the No. 11 (Rockies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Padres have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

San Diego owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at -113 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Colorado didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to San Diego on Friday at PETCO Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Rockies at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games at home
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at San Diego, Sunday, September 8