Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres - 9/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (62-78) at Arizona Diamondbacks (82-58)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
J Lyles (0-2) (6.71) vs. P Corbin (13-11) (3.89)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -255 / San Diego Padres +233 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, FSAZ
Down in Phoenix at Chase Field on Friday, the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks will be kicking off their weekend MLB series.
The Padres are fresh off a set against the Cardinals this week. San Diego lost the first three games, then on Thursday the Padres prevented the sweep with a 3-0 win.
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San Diego will be rolling with RHP Jordan Lyles on Friday. In his 51.0 innings and 0-2 record this year, Lyles has a 6.71 ERA with 36 Ks and 16 BBs.
The Padres have a few hitters of note this year. Wil Myers came into Thursday with 118 hits, 68 runs, 24 homers and 64 RBI while Manuel Margot had 109 hits, 47 runs, 13 homers and 34 RBI. Myers had a two-run homer on Thursday; Margot had two hits and a run.
Over on the Diamondbacks’ side, they’re coming off a series versus the Dodgers. Arizona won all three of those games and is now sitting on a nice 13-game win streak.
Arizona will be going with LHP Patrick Corbin on Friday. In his 164.1 innings and 13-11 record this year, Corbin has a 3.83 ERA with 158 Ks and 47 BBs.
Arizona has some great hitters as well. Paul Goldschmidt leads the way on 152 hits, 102 runs, 33 homers and 109 RBI while David Peralta has 136 hits, 72 runs, 13 homers and 45 RBI.
The Padres are 1-4 in their last five Friday games and 0-4 in their last four during game one of a series. The over is 24-8-2 in the Padres’ last 34 versus the NL West and San Diego is 3-9 in their last 12 games versus a left-handed starter.
Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are 5-0 in their last five during game one of a series and 13-3 in their last 16 versus the NL West. Arizona is also 16-5 in the last 21 overall and 49-23 in their last 72 home games.
In Lyles’ only start for the Padres, he lasted 4.1 innings against the Dodgers and gave up six hits with two earned in a no-decision. As for Corbin, he’s been very good lately, not giving up more than one earned in his last five straight starts. Realistically speaking, I don’t think I can pick against the rolling juggernaut that is the Diamondbacks right now, so I’ll take Arizona for the win here.