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Diamondbacks vs. Padres - 10/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (68-92) at Arizona Diamondbacks (67-93)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)

C Richard (3-3) (3.27) vs. A Bradley (7-9) (5.15)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -124 / San Diego Padres +114 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSD/FSAZ

The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks play game two of their series Saturday night.

The San Diego Padres look for a feel good win after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres offense has picked up as of late, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 151 hits, Yangervis Solarte has 70 RBI and Derek Norris has 14 home runs. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 2.98 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Richard is 8-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks vs. Padres - 10/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Diamondbacks could also use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.12 and have lost 10 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 201 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 95 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 30 home runs. Archie Bradley takes the hill, and he’s 7-9 with a 5.15 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Bradley is 1-1 with a 5.48 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 6-0 in Richards last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Padres are 8-2 in Richards last 10 starts vs. Diamondbacks.

The Padres offense has picked up lately and Richard has produced wins in each of his last six starts. However, the Diamondbacks are playing some decent ball at home recently and throwing out a decent pitcher in Bradley who has allowed three or less runs in five of his last seven starts. I'll take the home team in this spot for the rather cheap price. 

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Arizona Diamondbacks -124

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