Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres Free Pick

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The struggling San Diego Padres are trying to avoid losing their sixth consecutive game as they play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks at PETCO Park. Fox Sports Arizona will televise the action and the game gets underway at 8:40 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Odds

Arizona (-135) is coming into this one as the favorite against San Diego (+125) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at Diamondbacks -1.5 runs (+110) and Padres +1.5 runs (-130).

The Padres are 48-77 straight up (SU) and 57-67 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 14.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 30.1 units (ATS). On the other hand, the Diamondbacks are 68-55 SU and have gone 62-60 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 3.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.1 units ATS.

San Diego games have an over/under record of 59-60-5 in 2018. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 56-60-6.

Zack Godley is getting the start for Arizona. The right-handed Godley is 13-6 with a 4.20 ERA and 143 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 17 strikeouts and a 2.19 ERA against San Diego this year (two starts).

The Padres will put the ball in the left hand of Clayton Richard (7-10, 4.98 ERA, 1.33 WHIP), who has 102 strikeouts and 58 walks. Richard is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA over two starts against Arizona this year.

As a unit, San Diego’s pitchers have yielded 4.8 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have an ERA of 5.18, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.4. The bullpen has a 3.48 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.0 K/9. In 50 divisional games, Padres starters have an ERA of 5.63 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.31.

The San Diego offense is putting up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .185/.254/.370 over its last five matchups and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

The Padres’ batters have been led by Eric Hosmer, who is slashing .257/.321/.396 with 12 home runs, 51 RBIs and 54 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.85 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.23 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.13, along with a K/9 of 7.89.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .239/.319/.406 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Paul Goldschmidt has led Arizona’s offense and is slashing .287/.393/.541 with 28 home runs, 67 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks just took the previous game in the series by a final score of nine runs to four.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of San Diego’s last seven games.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
  • San Diego has averaged 18.7 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 14.6 over its last five.
  • The Padres have lost six of their last seven games SU.