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San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 4/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Tuesday April 2, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -105 / San Diego Padres -116 -- Over/Under: 7.5
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win to rebound from their 2-3 record. The Diamondbacks have allowed 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their first five games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 10 of their last 14 games when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 10 hits and four RBI while Adam Jones and Ketel Marte have combined for 15 hits and eight RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 17.18 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Greinke is 11-2 with a 2.20 ERA and 140 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for a bounce back win to build on their 3-2 start to the season. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or less runs in all five of their games. The San Diego Padres have split their last 14 games when scoring four or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with six hits and three RBI while Wil Meyers and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 10 hits and four RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Lauer is 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 35-16 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 2-5 in Greinke's last 7 starts. The Padres are 6-20 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 5-1 in Lauer's last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in San Diego and 4-1 in Greinke's last 5 starts vs. Padres. The under is 4-1-2 in Lauer's last 7 starts overall. The over is 4-0 in Greinke's last 4 starts overall.

Greinke ws tattooed in his first start of the season, but he's still a quality pitcher who should be eager for a rebound performance, and he's allowing a .233 batting average with 41 strikeouts in 159 career at bats against current Padres. Lauer gave San Diego six scoreless innings in his first start, but he's also a pitcher who had an allowed batting average of .285 and an ERA over four last season. We're getting a much more trustworthy pitcher at the cheaper price. I have to give the edge to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks -105

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