Padres vs. Diamondbacks - 8/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (51-72) at San Diego Padres (52-71)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Braden Shipley (2-2) (4.30) vs. Luis Perdomo (5-7) (6.68)
The Line: San Diego Padres +105 / Arizona Diamondbacks -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres end a four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.13 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 156 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 74 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 25 home runs. Braden Shipley gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.30 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Shipley’s first career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Padres have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 124 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 39 RBI and Yangervis Solarte has 13 home runs. Luis Perdomo takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 6.68 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Perdomo is 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 17-37 in their last 54 games vs. a right-handed starter and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West. The Padres are 15-36 in their last 51 Sunday games and 7-19 in their last 26 during game 4 of a series. The over is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
I continue to struggle picking a side between these two teams as neither club is playing good ball. The one constant is that their pitching staffs get rocked. I'll continue to side with the over in this spot.