Padres vs. Diamondbacks - 4/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (3-3) at San Diego Padres (4-3)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
R De La Rosa (1-0) (10.13) vs. A Cashner (0-1) (9.00)
The Line: San Diego Padres -168 / Arizona Diamondbacks +158 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Monday at PETCO Park for game one of their NL West series.
The San Diego Padres are 4-3 this season and that pits them a half of a game back behind the Rockies on the NL West standings. As a team the Padres are hitting .280 led by Yonder Alonso hitting .381, Matt Kemp hitting .367, and Derek Norris hitting .320. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 2.62 with the starters at 2.70 and the bullpen at 2.49. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Padres start Andrew Cashner who allowed eight hits and six runs, five earned, while striking out three over 5.0 innings to take the loss against the Dodgers.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3-3 this season that puts them just a game behind the leaders in the NL West. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .238 with Ender Inciarte hitting .348, Paul Goldschmidt hitting .333, and A.J. Pollock hitting .286. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 3.52 with the starters at 5.68 and the bullpen at 0.87. Rubby De La Rosa who allowed eight hits and six runs while striking out five over 5.1 innings which was good enough to earn a win in his first start of the year facing the Giants.
San Diego is 20-6 as a home favorite, 21-8 against a team with a winning record, and 5-1 in Cashner’s last six home starts. Arizona is 17-36 on the road against a right-handed starter, 3-7 in game one of a series, and 6-21 as a road underdog. Arizona has won four of their last five games against San Diego.
Not going to over think this one nor over bet it but the Padres are the better team and are at home making them the logical play.