Padres vs. Diamondbacks - 8/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (50-70) at San Diego Padres (50-70)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Z Greinke (11-4) (4.31) vs. J Cosart (0-1) (5.03)
The Line: San Diego Padres +120 / Arizona Diamondbacks -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres play game two of their series Friday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven 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. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he’s 11-4 with a 4.31 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 7-1 with a 1.91 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres haven’t won two straight games since July 16-17. The Padres have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.59 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 123 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 39 RBI and Yangervis Solarte has 13 home runs. Jarred Cosart takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.03 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Cosart’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 9-2 in Greinkes last 11 starts. The Padres are 6-13 in their last 19 during game 2 of a series and 12-5 in their last 17 Friday games. The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.
The over once again is probably the best bet, but we're getting one of the top pitchers in the game for a rather cheap price. Not to mention the Padres are throwing out Cosart, a guy who hasn't been the same since leaving Houston and has little reps under his belt this season. Arizona should win this game.