San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37) at San Diego Padres (35-40)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Robbie Ray (2-2) (1.78) vs. T Ross (4-7) (3.71)
The Line: San Diego Padres -143 / Arizona Diamondbacks +133 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Friday at PETCO Park for game one of their MLB series.
The San Diego Padres are one of the biggest disappointments in baseball entering the weekend five games under .500. The Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 16-19 at home, and they are 6.5 games behind the Dodgers in the National League West. As a team the Padres are hitting .241 with Yonder Alonso hitting .317, Justin Upton hitting .272, and Derek Norris hitting .246. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 4.03 with the starters at 4.14 and the bullpen at 3.82. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Padres start Tyson Ross who has allowed 89 hits and 36 earned runs while striking out 98 over 89.2 innings for a 4-7 record and a 3.61 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have been outmanned but they continue to battle as they have been competitive all season long. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 17-19 on the road, and they are five games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .262 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .354, A.J. Pollock hitting .307, and Ender Inciarte hitting .287. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.25 with the starters at 4.56 and the bullpen at 3.74. For game one against the Padres Arizona starts Robbie Ray who has allowed 23 hits and six runs hwile striking out 23 over 30.1 innings for a 2-2 record and a 1.78 ERA.
San Diego is 3-7 in their last 10 games, 2-5 in their last seven games as a favorite, and 1-4 in Ross’ last five home starts. Arizona is 5-0 in Friday games, 5-2 in their last seven road games, and 7-3 as an underdog.
The total in this one is set at seven and that just looks to be too low as there isn’t enough quality pitching here despite the misleading ERA’s so my free pick is Over. My stronger play is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.