San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 5/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:10 PM (Petco Park)
San Diego Padres -147 / Arizona Diamondbacks +125 -- O/U: 7.5
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-San Diego
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres meet in game one of a three game NL West division set from Petco Park in MLB action on Monday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to bounce back after dropping their series finale against San Francisco by a final score of 3-2 in 10 innings on Sunday. Nick Ahmed had a double and an RBI while David Peralta and Christian Walker each had a base hit as Arizona cranked out just three hits as a team in the loss. Robbie Ray allowed two runs on three hits while walking four and striking out six over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Yoshihisa Hirano took the loss, falling to 1-2 on the year. Luke Weaver will start game one and is 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. In his career, Weaver is 2-2 with a 2.28 ERA and 26 strikeouts against San Diego.
The San Diego Padres will look to rebound after a 6-4 loss in their series finale against Pittsburgh on Sunday. Hunter Renfroe went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs while Alex Dickerson added an RBI to cap off San Diego’s scoring in the loss. Greg Garcia doubled while Eric Hosmer had a base hit as well in the losing effort. Cal Quantrill took the loss, falling to 0-2 on the year after allowing five runs on eight hits over five innings of work. Chris Paddack will start game one and is 3-2 with a 1.99 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. This will be Paddack’s second career start against Arizona.
Arizona is 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 7-1 in their last 8 series opening games while the under is 5-2-1 in Weaver’s last 8 starts overall. San Diego is 1-6 in their last 7 games overall and 2-9 in their last 11 division games while the under is 4-0 in Paddack’s last 4 home starts. Arizona is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams in San Diego.
Paddack has been a solid arm for San Diego out of the gate, but he’s coming off of his worst start of the year in which he allowed six runs, three earned, in just 4.2 innings of work. Weaver is a much better pitcher on the road than he is at home this season and the Diamondbacks have been a solid option on the road this season. I’ll take a shot with Arizona and the plus money given San Diego’s inconsistent play as of late.