Free MLB Pick: the Padres vs Diamondbacks Odds
Looking for San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB predictions? MLB betting sees the Padres taking on the Diamondbacks on Friday, August 13th, 2021 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Padres vs Diamondbacks free pick.
2021 MLB Handicapping
(66-51) San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (36-80)
Date: Friday, August 13th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Blake Snell (SD) vs Madison Bumgarner (ARZ)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres (-180) | Diamondbacks (+165)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (-130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
San Diego will hit the road for a weekend series with divisional foe Arizona. These teams just met last weekend as well with the Padres taking 2 of 3.
The Padres will need a strong showing to gain ground in the playoff race and there is no better opportunity than playing the leagues worst team.
Yu Darvish was rocked early and left with lower back tightness, and the Diamondbacks jumped all over the Padres to win 12-3 in the series opener.
San Diego Padres
The Padres remain in 3rd place in the loaded NL West division. They sit 4 games behind the Dodgers and 8 games behind the league best Giants.
San Diego now hold a 4.5 game lead over the Cincinnati Reds for the final wild card spot.
The Padres grabbed 2B Adam Frazier from the Pirates to add another solid bat in the lineup and pair with Tatis in the middle infield. Unfortunately, they missed out on their big target of ace Max Scherzer as he was snagged up out of nowhere by the rival Dodgers.
All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. continues to lead the Padres in nearly every offensive category. He has a big bat and has a team high 31 home runs (3rd most in league) and 70 RBI’s (8th most in league) as well as a .292 batting average (21st). Tatis also has the 3rd best OPS in the majors at 1.021.
The D-backs season is already over as they have the worst record in baseball at 35-80. Arizona just drafted 6th overall and took top high school SS prospect Jordan Lawler who surprisingly fell to them.
They’ll continue to look towards the future as they are in line for next year’s #1 pick and show no signs of playoff contention in the next few years.
At the MLB trade deadline , Arizona dealt All-Star 3B Eduardo Escobar (.785 OPS, 20 HR, 60 RBI) to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The team’s pitching staff has been awful, producing the 2nd-highest ERA in baseball (5.40), while Arizona’s offense is tallying 4.14 runs per contest (22nd in the MLB).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 66-51 overall
- Padres are 26-27 on the road
- Arizona is 36-80 overall
- Arizona is 22-35 at home
Free San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
This is an important series for San Diego, as it looks to crawl back into the NL West race. I expect a focused effort from the Padres over the weekend, staring with this game.
Arizona traded away its one power-hitter and is not capable of scoring runs in bunches right now.
Take Snell to have a dominant night and the Padres to roll.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Padres -1.5
If you’re looking for more MLB picks like this Padres Diamondbacks matchup we’ll be providing 4* free MLB plays on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free MLB Baseball picks!
Register here for a FREE MLB Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!