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Padres vs. Diamondbacks - 8/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks (50-70) at San Diego Padres (50-70)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

A Bradley (4-8) (4.91) vs. P Clemens (2-2) (4.73)

The Line: San Diego Padres +100 / Arizona Diamondbacks -110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ/FSSD

The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres being a four-game series Thursday night.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.09 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 149 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 74 RBI and Jake Lamb has 24 home runs. Archie Bradley gets the nod, and he’s 4-8 with a 4.91 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Bradley is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

Padres vs. Diamondbacks - 8/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Padres have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.61 and have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 122 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 39 RBI and Yangervis Solarte has 13 home runs. Paul Clemens takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.73 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Clemens’ second career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 5-12 in their last 17 vs. National League West and 3-11 in their last 14 during game 1 of a series. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.

Both of these clubs have pitching staffs that have been getting rocked consistently. So, I'm not trying to pick a side. Instead, I'll side with the over given the crooked numbers both teams allow.

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Over 8

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