San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to face off against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. The action will get underway at 8:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will showcase the game.

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (-195) is favored over San Diego (+182) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8 runs (+110 for the over and -130 for the under). The games most recent runline odds stand at -120 for taking the Padres +1.5 runs and +100 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 13-6 SU and 10-8 ATS. The teams gained 9.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.4 units against the spread (ATS). The Padres have gone 8-13 SU this year and are 8-12 ATS. In total, the teams lost 3.5 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 6.5 units ATS.

Arizona games have had an over/under record of 9-9 so far in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 10-9-1.

The southpaw Clayton Richard will get the start for San Diego. Richard is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He has yet to face Arizona this year, but he made four starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 2-2 record with a 4.44 ERA and 21 strikeouts.

The Diamondbacks will put the ball in the right hand of Zack Godley (2-1, 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP), who has 16 strikeouts and seven walks this season. Godley made four starts against the Padres in 2017, posting a 0-2 record with a 4.50 ERA and 22 strikeouts.

As a unit, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have an ERA of 3.27, a WHIP of 1.09 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.20, a WHIP of 1.07 and a K/9 of 8.8. In 16 games against NL West opponents, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 3.19 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.56.

Arizona’s offense is putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over its last five. The teams hit .161/.226/.297 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Diamondbacks hitters have been led by Paul Goldschmidt, who is hitting .242/.398/.515 with four home runs, 10 RBIs and 14 runs scored. Goldschmidt enjoyed batting against lefties at home last year, slashing .313/.483/.641 across 87 such plate appearances (compared to his overall season line of .298/.405/.560).

In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.58 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 7.90 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 2.67, along with a WHIP of 1.54 and a K/9 of 10.27.

Padres hitters have slashed .222/.296/.373 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

San Diego’s offense has been paced by Christian Villanueva, who is hitting .333/.438/.741 with six home runs, 14 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

The Padres just took the previous game in this series by a score of four runs to one.

San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Arizona’s last seven games.
  • The Padres have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 12 over their last 10.
  • Arizona has posted 17 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 12 over its last five.