San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/30/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (82-79) at San Diego Padres (65-96)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Robbie Ray (6-2) (3.91) vs. Joey Lucchesi (8-9) (4.14)
The Line: San Diego Padres +110 / Arizona Diamondbacks -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSSD
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use another victory after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games when scoring more than two runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 171 hits and 83 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 296 hits and 145 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 3.91 ERA and 157 strikeouts this season. Ray is 5-4 with a 3.99 ERA and 92 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres also need a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than two runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 154 hits and 68 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Manuel Margot have combined for 260 hits and 116 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 8-9 with a 4.14 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 0-5 with a 6.85 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 17-7 in Rays last 24 road starts. The Padres are 30-64 in their last 94 Sunday games, 6-17 in their last 23 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Lucchesis last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in San Diego, 4-0 in Rays last 4 road starts vs. Padres and 8-0 in Rays last 8 starts vs. Padres.
Lucchesi has given up 13 runs in his last 13.2 innings and is allowing a .306 batting average with 11 extra base hits in 85 career at bats against current Diamondbacks. Ray has allowed two or less runs in each of his last seven starts and has been lights out on the road where he has an ERA of 2.95 and an allowed batting average of .187. It's hard not to side with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the fairly cheap price here given the big pitching advantage for the road team.