Diamondbacks vs. Padres - 7/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (36-48) at Arizona Diamondbacks (38-48)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Colin Rea (5-3) (4.68) vs. S Miller (2-8) (6.85)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -132 / San Diego Padres +122 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks play a rubber game late Wednesday night.
The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.55 and have lost five of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 92 hits, Matt Kemp has 56 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 13 home runs. Colin Rea gets the nod, and he’s 5-3 with a 4.79 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Rea’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could also use a win after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has been red hot, and they’ve lost seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 108 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 58 RBI and Jake Lamb has 19 home runs. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and he’s 2-8 with a 6.85 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Miller is 1-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in Reas last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Millers last 6 starts. The over is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Arizona.
I don't trust either of these teams and have zero confidence in either of these pitchers. The one thing to like is the over with the way both teams are swinging the bats. Expect some fireworks in this game.