Free MLB Pick: Padres vs Diamondbacks Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(69-62) San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (44-88)
Date: Monday, August 30th
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Chris Paddack vs. Tyler Gilbert
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -170 | Diamondbacks +145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Padres have a quick ‘get right’ series with the last place Diamondbacks in which San Diego can try and keep hold of dwindling playoff hopes. Even after a rough stretch, Jayce Tingler’s team is still just 1.5 back from Cincinnati in the 2nd wild card position.
Make no mistake, Arizona is no easy out here. The Diamondback are back home after a long 10-game road trip (3-7) but have won 6 of their last 7 at Chase Field. That includes taking 3 of 4 from these Padres from August 12th to 15th.
San Diego Padres
The Padres come in off a rare Sunday off day, and they’re hoping that break helps them recharge for a much needed series win over the Diamondbacks. San Diego got only a split this weekend in Anaheim, but that should be considered a salvage after losing three in a row to the rival Dodgers before that.
Now San Diego is up against a team that they have struggled against lately, somehow losing three of their last four in the previous trip to Chase Field. Can the Padres find some offense even though they’ve been held to 2 runs or less in three of the last four?
Somebody besides Wil Myers needs to step up for San Diego, as he’s the only batter hitting better than .240 over the past week. That includes Fernando Tatis, Jr. having just 3 hits in his last 23 AB (.150) with 10 K’s over that span.
San Diego hitting is definitely a question mark on Monday, but so is pitching. Chris Paddack (7-6, 4.74 ERA) is the scheduled starter but he hasn’t taken the mound in a month with an oblique injury. Even if he’s healthy, Paddack is 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in three games vs. Arizona in 2021.
The Diamondbacks return home and are eager to jump back into some recent success at Chase Field. Arizona swept Philadelphia in their most recent home series August 17th to 19th, and took 3 of 4 from the Padres right before that.
One of those wins over San Diego was when Tyler Gilbert (1-1, 2.38 ERA) took the mound and spun a no-hitter in his first MLB start on August 14th. Gilbert got rocked in Colorado in his next start (4 ER over 5.0 IP) but bounced back to hold the Pirates to 3 hits over 5.0 IP in his last start.
The Diamondbacks definitely have the more favorable offensive matchup in this contest as Paddack makes his first start since July 27th. Arizona has hit .333 as a team vs. the Arizona starter (28-84) with Ketel Marte leading the way going 7 for 13 (.538).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 24-55 last 79 road games vs. LH starter
- Padres are 3-9 last 12 games following a loss
- Padres are 3-10 last 13 games as a favorite
- Padres are 3-13 last 16 overall
- Diamondbacks are 6-1 last 7 home games
- Diamondbacks are 3-9 last 12 Monday games
- Diamondbacks are 14-2 last 16 head to head in Arizona
Free San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
The Padres don’t scare any team right now, especially when they’re trotting out a starting pitcher that hasn’t thrown in a month. Gilbert dominated San Diego for 0 hits the last time he faced them, and should again as the Padres offense is struggling.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Diamondbacks +145
Arizona hits Paddack extremely well, even though they’d be lucky to face him a 2nd time through the order on Monday.
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