San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (62-86) at San Diego Padres (62-87)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Braden Shipley (4-3) (5.56) vs. P Clemens (3-5) (4.94)
The Line: San Diego Padres -114 / Arizona Diamondbacks +104 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to build on their extra innings win at home over the Dodgers last night as they take to the road to face off with the San Diego Padres.
The D-Backs look to finish out the remainder of their regular season schedule with a string of victories and generate some momentum heading into next season as they have been a disappointment in the NL West this season and have a lot to address this winter. Arizona was expected to threaten the Dodgers and Giants for top spot after making some moves in the offseason to bolster their rotation, but an injury to AJ Pollock and a lackluster season out of Shelby Miller and basically anyone in the rotation not named Zack Greinke it is easy to see why the Snakes have struggled to generate wins.
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The Padres meanwhile have also had a tough go this season and will look to acquire some help in the offseason, but they did trade away some pieces and have some bright young prospects waiting in the wings that could contribute as early as next season. San Diego will look to build around Wil Myers who is having a resurgent season at the plate and while they have to address their shaky rotation it wouldn’t hurt to break the bank and bring in a bat or two to help them work around a pitcher’s ball park they play in 81 times a year. San Diego will send Clayton Richard to the mound here as he will face off against Braden Shipley in a game of inexperienced arms trying to make their way onto the national scene.
The D-Backs are 4-11 in their last 15 road games, 5-2 in Shipley’s last seven starts, and 5-0 in their last five against a team with a losing home record while the Padres are 4-0 in Richards’ last four starts, 4-1 in their last five series openers, and 2-5 in their last seven home games againsta righty. This is a tough game as neither team leaves a lot to be desired but Arizona does have the better bats and that is what I am going off of here as Goldschmidt and Lamb can win a game on their own.