San Diego Padres (71-62) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (44-90)
September 1, 2021 3:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +185 / San Diego Padres -263; Over/Under: +9
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The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field. The Padres need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks need a win to snap a five-game losing streak.
The San Diego Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jake Cronenworth leads the Padres with 129 hits and 61 RBI while Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer have combined for 240 hits and 139 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 3.80 ERA and 164 strikeouts this season. Darvish is 3-2 with a 3.88 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Pavin Smith leads the Diamondbacks with 116 hits and 42 RBI while Josh Rojas and David Peralta have combined for 212 hits and 90 RBI. Taylor Widener gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.28 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Widener is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 1-10 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 3-8 in their last 11 road games. The Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 29-76 in their last 105 overall. The under is 8-3-1 in Padres last 12 overall. The over is 4-1 in Diamondbacks last 5 overall. The Padres are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in Arizona.
The Padres need to take advantage of these games if they’re going to sneak into the playoffs. Darvish is also due for a breakout performance after struggles in the month of August. The Arizona Diamondbacks are back to their losing ways and Widener has a 6.63 ERA and .282 allowed batting average at home this season. Give me the Padres and RL for max betting value.