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2021 MLB Handicapping
(34-76) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres (62-48)
Date: Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Projected Pitchers: Taylor Widener (ARI) vs. Yu Darvish (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +220 Padres -303
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Diamondbacks +1.5, Padres -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Diamondbacks will be in San Diego to take on the Padres for game 2 Saturday at 8:40 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 10:10 ET.
Taylor Widener is going for the Diamondbacks and Yu Darvish gets the start for the Padres.
The Padres won 2 out of 3 games the last time these teams met each other.
The Diamondbacks continue to struggle as their terrible year continues. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
They are in last place of the National League West with a record of 34-76. The Giants lead them by 35.5 games.
Arizona lost 5-4 on Thursday to the Giants. San Francisco won 3 games out of 4 in that series. The Diamondbacks scored 16 runs and allowed 24 runs in those games.
Unfortunately for Merrill Kelly, the bullpen could not hold the lead, but he continued his good pitching on Thursday. The right hander went 8 innings and did not allow an earned run.
Taylor Widener is 1-1 with a 5.05 ERA. His last start was against the Giants where he went 4.1 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. San Francisco won that game 11-8.
As a whole, the pitching has been brutal for this team. They own an ERA of 5.39 which is 29th best in baseball.
This club has been better on offense as they are scoring 4.13 runs per game.
Arizona has hit 97 home runs which is 29th best in baseball.
San Diego Padres
The Padres have had a good season, but there division is very tough, so they are currently fighting for a wild card spot.
They are in 3rd place of the National League West with a record of 62-48. The Giants lead them by 7.5 games.
San Diego did not play on Thursday. Their last game was against the Athletics on Wednesday where they blew the lead and lost 5-4. The teams split a 2 game set in Oakland. In that series, the Padres scored 12 runs and allowed 6 runs.
Joe Musgrove went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Yu Darvish is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA. His last start was against the Rockies where he went 6 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. Colorado won that game 5-3.
The pitching has been quite impressive for this team so far. They have an ERA of 3.49 which is 4th best in baseball.
Their offense has also been quite productive. They are scoring 4.79 runs per game which is 10th best in baseball.
San Diego has hit 132 home runs which is 16th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Diamondbacks are 19-53 in their last 72 games vs. the National League West.
- Diamondbacks are 13-39 in their last 52 road games vs. a right handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 13-43 in their last 56 road games.
- Diamondbacks are 16-54 in their last 70 games overall.
- Padres are 28-12 in their last 40 home games.
- Padres are 25-12 in their last 37 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Padres are 7-2 in their last 9 home games with the total set at 8.5.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
This is a series that the Padres need to capitalize on. They cannot afford to lose to Arizona.
The Padres are the better team and if they are on their game, they will take care of business. San Diego already started off as a big favorite and some respected money has come in on them which made them jump to -303 favorite at home. Nobody seems to be giving the Snakes a chance which makes sense.
Yu Darvish was not great in his last start, but I feel this game can be a bounce back opportunity for him. I look for San Diego to have good offensive production against Widener and that bullpen.
I like the Padres on the run line.
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