Free MLB Pick: Padres vs. Diamondbacks Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(1-0) San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (0-1)
Date: Friday April 2, 2020
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park in San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Blake Snell vs Merrill Kelly
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -240 | Diamondbacks +195
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (-115), Diamondbacks +1.5 (-105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
Game two of the opening series out west takes place Friday night as the San Diego Padres play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Padres took down the Diamondbacks 8-7 in the Opening Day showdown Thursday in a high-scoring affair. The Diamondbacks put together a strong rally in the middle innings, including six runs in the fifth inning, but the Padres ultimately withstood the charge to get the victory.
San Diego Padres
The Padres showed Thursday that their superstars aren’t the only ones capable of producing. Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado combined for just one hit Thursday, but several other hitters stepped up. First baseman Eric Hosmer put on an impressive display, driving in three runs with a double and a home run to go with it. Catcher Victor Caratini drove in three runs as well to help pace the Padres.
The Padres posted 10 hits in the win Thursday. Pitching wise, San Diego struggled, especially Yu Darvish. He surrendered four runs and eight hits in four and two-thirds innings. Emilio Pagan got the win Thursday with Mark Melancon getting the save.
Blake Snell, one of the newest additions to the Padres, takes the bump Friday. Snell had a great season with the Rays last year, starting 11 games and ending the year with a 4-2 record overall and an ERA of 3.24.
Outside of one inning, the Diamondbacks struggled to generate any consistent offense. Asdrubal Cabrera had an impressive opener, posting two hits and three RBI’s. Centerfielder Ketel Marte stuffed the stat sheet as well, collecting a home run and four hits total.
Like the Padres, the Diamondbacks struggled with starting pitching. Madison Bumgarner’s struggles from last season, particularly against the Padres, have rolled into 2021. He posted an ERA of over 10 against San Diego last year and 6.25 for the season. In his first start, he allowed six runs and seven hits in four innings.
The Diamondbacks will also roll out an impressive starter Friday in Merrill Kelly. Kelly shined last year in a shortened season, going 3-2 record-wise with an ERA of 2.59 in five starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-4 in Diamondbacks last 14 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Under is 12-5-1 in Diamondbacks last 18 road games.
- Under is 9-4 in Diamondbacks last 13 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Diamondbacks are 6-0 in their last 6 Friday games.
- Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
- Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass.
Free San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
There was plenty of scoring to go around the first time these teams played, but that trend won’t continue Friday with this matchup. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these teams and 18-7-1 in the Diamondbacks last 26 games. This game struggles to get to seven runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Diamondbacks +1.5, Under 8.5
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