Padres at Diamondbacks - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (32-36) at Arizona Diamondbacks (32-33)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
J Shields (7-0) (3.59) vs. R De La Rosa (5-3) (5.27)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +105 / San Diego Padres -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SD, FSN-AZ
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series Friday night.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Padres have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Justin Upton leads San Diego with 68 hits and 42 RBI while Derek Norris and Matt Kemp have combined for 75 RBI. The San Diego Padres have split their last eight road games. James Shields gets the nod, and he’s 7-0 with a 3.59 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Shields is 2-1 with a 6.50 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 85 hits and 54 RBI while A.J. Pollock and Ender Inciarte have combined for 52 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last eight home games. Rubby De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 5-3 with a 5.27 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 7-2 in Shields' last 9 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 6-2 in De La Rosas last 8 starts. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Padres remain a mess, while the Diamondbacks have been solid at home and DeLa Rosa has won six of his last eight starts. I'll gladly take the D-Backs at home for the plus money.