Padres vs. Diamondbacks - 8/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (50-72) at San Diego Padres (52-70)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Robbie Ray (6-11) (4.40) vs. C Richard (0-2) (6.64)
The Line: San Diego Padres +117 / Arizona Diamondbacks -127 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.11 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 151 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 74 RBI and Jake Lamb has 24 home runs. Robbie Ray gets the nod, and he’s 6-11 with a 4.47 ERA and 161 strikeouts this season. Ray is 0-4 with a 6.00 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Padres have allowed 14 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 4.61 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 124 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 39 RBI and Yangervis Solarte has 13 home runs. Clayton Richard takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 5.75 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Richard is 7-1 with a 4.16 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. National League West and 6-15 in Rays last 21 starts. The Padres are 21-47 in their last 68 during game 3 of a series and 2-8 in Richards last 10 starts. The Padres are 7-1 in Richards last 8 starts vs. Diamondbacks.
The over continues to hit between these two clubs and that's because the pitching staffs continue to get rocked. There's no other side to take over than the over. Both teams are giving up a truckload of runs nightly.