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San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/28/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks (57-48) at San Diego Padres (42-64)
Date & Time Saturday July 28, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +140 / Arizona Diamondbacks -150 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Arizona Diamondbacks (57-48) at San Diego Padres (42-64)
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games when scoring more than one run. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 108 hits and 53 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Ketel Marte have combined for 194 hits and 96 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.13 ERA and 158 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 6-7 with a 4.37 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could also use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Padres have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have lost five straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 98 hits and 42 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Jose Pirela have combined for 181 hits and 67 RBI. Tyson Ross gets the ball, and he is 6-8 with a 4.29 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Ross is 4-4 with a 3.29 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 12-4 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series, 16-7 in their last 23 road games and 5-1 in Corbins last 6 road starts. The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games, 10-2 in Ross' last 12 starts with 5 days of rest and 2-5 in Ross' last 7 starts. The over is 5-2 in Ross' last 7 starts vs. Diamondbacks and the under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.

Corbin has allowed two or less runs in five of his last six starts, and he has an ERA of 2.70 with an allowed batting average of .215 on the road this season. Ross gave up seven hits and eight runs in two innings the last time he faced Arizona, and he's allowing a 4.53 ERA and a .253 batting average at home, much worse numbers compared to his road splits. Have to back the Arizona Diamondbacks for another victory.

Arizona Diamondbacks -150

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