Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres - 9/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:10 PM (Chase Field)
The Line: San Diego Padres +147 / Arizona Diamondbacks -160 -- Over/Under: 9
TV: FSAZ, FSSD
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Padres have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The San Diego Padres have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 163 hits and 98 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 253 hits and 136 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 11.81 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Richards is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 187 hits and 92 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 310 hits and 200 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 12-8 with a 4.28 ERA and 225 strikeouts this season. Ray is 5-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 113 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 1-9 in their last 10 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 2-12 in their last 14 overall. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 10-4 in Ray's last 14 starts. The Padres are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Arizona, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the Diamondbacks are 8-3 in Ray's last 11 starts vs. Padres. The over is 4-0-1 in Ray's last 5 starts overall. The under is 4-0 in Padres last 4 road games.
Richards has allowed nine hits and seven runs in his first 5.1 innings this season, and he's walked two batters with seven strikeouts. Ray has allowed 12 hits and 13 runs in his last 16.1 innings, and he has a 3.93 ERA and .225 allowed batting average at home. Richards is clearly trying to work his way into the swing of things and the Padres can't put together offense. Ray has been a decent pitcher for most of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks are a really good offensive club at home. Give me the D-Backs and the reasonable price.