Diamondbacks vs. Padres - 5/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (15-15) at Arizona Diamondbacks (13-14)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
J Shields (3-0) (3.72) vs. J Hellickson (1-3) (5.20)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +116 / San Diego Padres -126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-San Diego
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres face off on Friday for game two of their MLB series of NL West teams at Chase Field.
The Arizona Diamondbacks jumped all over the Padres early on Friday and never looked back as they took game one of the series. Mark Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt each hit home runs and David Peralta had for hits as the Diamondbacks scored 11 runs on 17 hits. Starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa allowed three hits and struck out seven over 7.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 3-2 for the season. For game two against the Padres the Diamondbacks start Jeremy Hellickson who has allowed 37 hits and 16 earned runs while striking out 22 over 27.2 innings for a 1-3 record and a 5.20 ERA.
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The San Diego Padres dropped to .500 for the season as they fell to the D-Backs on Thursday. Matt Kemp, Yangervis Solarte, and Derek Norris each had hits as the Padres failed to score on three hits. Starting pitcher Ordisamer Despaigne had a tough night as he allowed 10 hits and eight runs while striking out one over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-1 for the season. For Friday’s game the Padres start James Shields who has allowed 35 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 48 over 36.1 innings for a 3-0 record and a 3.72 ERA.
Arizona is 7-3 in game two of a series, 16-35 as a home underdog, and 1-4 in Hellickson’s last five starts. San Diego is 27-13 as a favorite, 21-10 in game two of a series, and 1-5 in their last six road games. San Diego is 2-6 in their last eight games in Arizona.
With the total set at 8.5 I like for this one to stay under the total. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. As always my Premium Picks can be purchased individually at Picks and Parlays.