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The Arizona Diamondbacks will head west to PETCO Park to play their divisional rival San Diego Padres. Fox Sports Arizona will be televising the action and the game will get going at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Arizona (+130) as the underdog to San Diego (-140). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over seven runs and +100 for under seven. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (-170) and Padres -1.5 runs (+150).

The Diamondbacks have gone 25-22 SU this year and are 29-17 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline over the early part of the year and 9.9 units ATS. Arizona is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Padres, on the other hand, are 23-24 SU and 20-26 ATS. The team’s lost 1.4 units for moneyline bettors and 9.8 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread only once in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

San Diego games have had an over/under record of 21-23-2 so far in 2019. Arizona has an over/under record of 24-20-2.

The right-handed Luke Weaver will get the start for the visiting Diamondbacks. Weaver is 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA and 55 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 2.84 ERA against San Diego this year.

The Padres are putting the ball in the right hand of Chris Paddack (3-2, 1.99 ERA, 0.75 WHIP), who has 49 strikeouts and 11 walks this season. Paddack is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.69 ERA in one start against Arizona this year.

San Diego’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.97, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.9. The bullpen has a 4.17 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 10.4 K/9. In 24 games against NL West opponents, Padres starters have an ERA of 4.94 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.62.

The San Diego offense has produced 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .186/.262/.314 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

First baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Manny Machado have led the Padres’ batters so far. Hosmer is hitting .284/.339/.438 with six home runs, 24 RBIs and 23 runs scored, and Machado’s line is .262/.340/.453 with nine homers, 24 RBIs and 23 runs.

In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.90 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.83 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.61, along with a WHIP of 1.26.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .256/.325/.454 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

David Peralta and Eduardo Escobar have led Arizona’s offense. Peralta is slashing .317/.363/.538 with seven home runs, 30 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Escobar is hitting .281/.350/.545 with 10 homers, 31 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have gained 3.4 units and are 20-10 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Padres have lost 0.3 units and are 14-23 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 17 of those games, as opposed to 18 which went under the total.

Diamondbacks vs. Padres Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • Arizona has logged 17 extra-base hits over its last five outings. San Diego has 10 XBH over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have an OPS of .780 this season and an OPS of .745 against right-handed pitchers. The Padres’ OPS sits at .694 overall and .683 against righties.
  • The Padres have lost six of their last seven games SU.
  • San Diego has recorded 17.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.2 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.