Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres Betting Preview

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The San Diego Padres are playing host to the Arizona Diamondbacks at PETCO Park. Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast the matchup and the game will get going at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Odds

San Diego (+175) is coming into this one as the underdog against Arizona (-185) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 8 runs (-105 for the under and -115 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at -130 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs and +110 for the Padres +1.5.

The Diamondbacks have gone 68-56 SU this year and are 63-60 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle very much this year, gaining 4.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.3 units ATS. The Padres, on the other hand, are 49-77 SU and 57-68 ATS. They’ve lost 15.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 31.5 units ATS.

Padres games have an over/under record of 60-60-5 in 2018. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 57-60-6.

Zack Greinke will get the start for the visiting Diamondbacks. The right-handed Greinke is 12-8 with a 3.00 ERA and 158 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 2.38 ERA against San Diego this year (two starts).

The Padres are putting the ball in the hands of Brett Kennedy (0-2, 11.00 ERA), who has five strikeouts and one walks, as well as a 2.33 WHIP. Kennedy hasn’t faced the Diamondbacks yet this year and did not pitch in the majors in 2017.

San Diego’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have a 5.21 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.47 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.0 K/9. In 51 games against divisional opponents, Padres starters have an ERA of 5.70 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.29.

The San Diego hitters are putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .205/.289/.360 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Padres’ hitters have been led by Eric Hosmer, who is slashing .257/.323/.397 with 12 home runs, 52 RBIs and 56 runs scored.

For the visitors, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.90 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.26 K/9. The bullpen has logged a solid ERA of just 3.12, along with a K/9 of 7.91.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .240/.319/.406 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Paul Goldschmidt has led Arizona’s offense. Goldschmidt is hitting .293/.397/.547 with 28 home runs, 71 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

The Padres snuck away with the previous game in the series by a final score of seven runs to six.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in three of Arizona’s last seven games.
  • Each team has hit 12 home runs over its last 10 games.
  • Arizona has recorded 23.3 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.0 over its last five.