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San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/28/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks (81-78) at San Diego Padres (64-95)
Date & Time Friday September 28, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +130 / Arizona Diamondbacks -150 --- Over/Under: 7
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSSD
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MLB | Arizona Diamondbacks (81-78) at San Diego Padres (64-95)
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split there last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 170 hits and 83 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 293 hits and 145 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 11-7 with a 3.23 ERA and 242 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 6-7 with a 4.48 ERA and 95 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than two runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 150 hits and 67 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Manuel Margot have combined for 258 hits and 114 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 4.60 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. This will be Lauer’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in their last 8 games following an off day, 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win and 1-5 in Corbins last 6 starts. The Padres are 7-1 in their last 8 games following an off day, 9-23 in their last 32 home games and 2-5 in Lauers last 7 home starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego, 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego.

Despite solid performances from Corbin, the Arizona Diamondbacks have lost five of the last six games he's pitched due to a lack of run support. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been awful pretty much all second half and continue to play like a team that's checked out after failed expectations. I'm not trying to lay juice with this Arizona club. Lauer has allowed just three runs in his last 19 innings and just three hits at home in his last 10 innings. I'll take the Padres and the plus money here as more of a fade from the Diamondbacks than anything else.

Pick:
San Diego Padres +130

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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