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San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 5/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Wednesday May 22, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +121 / San Diego Padres -131 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSSD
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres meet Wednesday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost their last six games when scoring three or less runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 59 hits and 30 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Adam Jones have combined for 100 hits and 60 RBI. Merrill Kelly gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 1-0 with a 5.73 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 51 hits and 26 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 86 hits and 52 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 5.24 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 6-15 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West. The Padres are 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Lauer's last 5 starts vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Lauer's last 6 home starts. The over is 5-2 in Diamondbacks last 7 road games.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are back in one of these funks where they can't score runs and Kelly has been awful on the road this season where he has a 6.53 ERA and a .286 allowed batting average. Lauer has been much better at home this season where he has a 3.04 ERA compared to 8.24 ERA on the road. Quick turnaround and the San Diego Padres are always down to compete even if it isn't always pretty. I'll take the Padres at home. 

Pick:
San Diego Padres -131

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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