Diamondbacks vs. Padres - 7/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (36-47) at Arizona Diamondbacks (37-48)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
C Friedrich (4-3) (3.96) vs. Zack Godley (1-0) (4.35)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -145 / San Diego Padres +135 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet late Tuesday night for game two.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after winning 10 of their last 17 games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres offense has been hot lately, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 88 hits, Matt Kemp has 55 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 13 home runs. Christian Friedrich gets the nod, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.96 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Friedrich is 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.64 and have lost nine of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 105 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 56 RBI and Jake Lamb has 19 home runs. Zack Godley takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Godley is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 7-19 in their last 26 Tuesday games. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 6-1 in Godleys last 7 starts. The Padres are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
Not sure why anybody would pick the Diamondbacks with the way they've been playing the last three weeks. Laying juice is even worse. The Padres offense has picked up lately and the plus money is where the value is at. Give me San Diego on the road.