Stephen Nover's MLB Total of the Week
Colorado vs. San Diego,
06/02/2017 22:10 EDT,
Score: 5 - 8
Total: -110/+7½ Over
I find this total too short in a pitching matchup of German Marquez versus Clayton Richard.
The Rockies have scored 23 runs in their last four games if you discount a 5-0 loss to James Paxton. The Padres have scored 18 runs during their past four games.
Colorado ranks fifth in the league in runs and batting average, while the Padres have some underrated hitters. I grasp that Petco Park is the opposite of Coors Field as far as favoring pitching, but I don't see these starters shutting down the opposing offenses and I'm very leery of San Diego's bullpen.
Richard has a 4.79 ERA in 15 career appearances versus the Rockies. The Padres saw Marquez last September when he gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief.