Diamondbacks vs. Padres - 10/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (68-93) at Arizona Diamondbacks (68-93)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Chase Field)
P Clemens (4-5) (4.27) vs. Matt Koch (1-1) (2.25)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -140 / San Diego Padres +130 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks end their 2016 MLB season Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres look to finish the year on a positive note after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.42 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 153 hits, Yangervis Solarte has 71 RBI and Derek Norris has 14 home runs. Paul Clemens gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.27 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Clemens is 0-0 with a 2.31 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks also look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has been ice cold down the stretch, but they’ve won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 203 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 95 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 31 home runs. Matt Koch takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Koch’s first career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 17-38 in their last 55 Sunday games and 4-0 in Clemens' last 4 starts vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Arizona.
Last game of the season between two teams playing for nothing but pride. Who wants it? Clemens has been solid his last three starts but Koch has shown promise by allowing just three runs in 12 career innings. Arizona also probably wants to send the fans off with a victory after a rough 2016 season. Remember, the Diamondbacks looked like a possible wild card team on paper before the season began.
I'll take the home team here and reasonable line.