San Diego Padres (13-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (12-11)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Ryan Weathers (1-0) (0.59) vs. Taylor Widener (1-0) (2.82)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +139 / San Diego Padres -150 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Padres have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 28 hits and 16 RBI while Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado have combined for 46 hits and 14 RBI. Ryan Weathers gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.59 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Weathers’ second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Diamondbacks have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 21 hits and 19 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Pavin Smith have combined for 39 hits and 21 RBI. Taylor Widener gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.82 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Widener is 1-0 with a 3.97 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 0-7 in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Padres last 5 road games. The over is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 overall. The Padres are 10-25 in the last 35 meetings in Arizona.
The San Diego Padres are the better team on paper and should be favored, but we continue to get the Arizona Diamondbacks in the underdog role and they continue to tear the cover off the ball and win games. At some point you just throw your hands up and ride the hot hand. I'm not sure if the Arizona Diamondbacks can keep this up long term, but they're playing well for now. I'll keep cashing these underdog tickets.