Padres vs. Diamondbacks - 9/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (63-88) at San Diego Padres (64-87)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Z Greinke (12-7) (4.42) vs. Luis Perdomo (8-9) (5.68)
The Line: San Diego Padres +120 / Arizona Diamondbacks -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres look to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.21 and have lost seven of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 190 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 87 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 29 home runs. Zack Greinke gets the nod, and he’s 12-7 with a 4.42 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 7-1 with a 1.96 ERA and 90 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 145 hits, Yangervis Solarte has 68 RBI and Derek Norris has 13 home runs. Luis Perdomo takes the hill, and he’s 8-9 with a 5.68 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Perdomo is 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 10-25 in their last 35 road games and 2-5 in Greinkes last 7 starts. The Padres are 24-53 in their last 77 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Perdomos last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego.
The Diamondbacks have been simply outplayed in this series and while taking an ace for the cheap price may be the usual play, Greinke has lost five of his last seven games. With the way the Padres have played lately, I'll take them at home with the plus money for the sweep.