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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres - 9/4/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres (55-85) at Arizona Diamondbacks (74-64)
Date & Time Tuesday September 4, 2018, 9:40 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -186 / San Diego Padres +175 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSSD
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MLB | San Diego Padres (55-85) at Arizona Diamondbacks (74-64)
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The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The San Diego Padres look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 134 hits and 56 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Manuel Margot have combined for 226 hits and 101 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 3.59 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 152 hits and 79 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 257 hits and 119 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 4.55 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Ray is 4-4 with a 4.40 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 2-10 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series, 15-36 in their last 51 vs. National League West and 1-4 in Lucchesis last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Diamondbacks are 20-7 in their last 27 Tuesday games, 2-7 in Rays last 9 starts and 0-4 in Rays last 4 home starts. The Padres are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in Arizona, 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and 0-4 in Lucchesis last 4 starts vs. Diamondbacks.

Neither of these teams can put runs on the board and both pitchers have been rather solid recently. Lucchesi has allowed three or less runs in eight of his last 10 starts and Ray has given up two runs in his last 10.1 innings. I'm not laying big juice with an Arizona Diamondbacks club that is falling apart at the worst possible time. I'll take the under the way both offenses have looked. 

Pick:
Under 8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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