Eric Hosmer and the struggling San Diego Padres are ready to take on their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will televise the matchup. The first pitch will be at 3:10 p.m. ET.
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
The Diamondbacks are 84-77 straight up (SU) and 90-70 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 6.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 15.3 units ATS. The Padres have gone 70-91 SU this year and are 73-87 against the spread. They’ve lost 23.5 units for moneyline gamblers and 23.9 units ATS.
Neither team has been an obvious over/under play this season. Diamondbacks games have a 73-75-12 over/under record in 2019. The Padres have an over/under record of 75-76-9.
Right-hander Michel Baez will get the start for San Diego. Baez is 1-1 with a 3.25 ERA and 24 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 6.75 ERA against Arizona this year.
The Diamondbacks are giving Taijuan Walker an opportunity to show what he’s got. This game represents the first MLB start of the season for the righty Walker.
Arizona’s pitching staff has given up 4.6 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.24, a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 4.32 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 75 games against divisional foes, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 4.76 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.31.
The Arizona offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .223/.336/.389 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.
Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar have led the Diamondbacks’ batters this year. Marte is slashing .329/.389/.592 with 32 home runs, 92 RBIs and 97 runs scored, while Escobar’s line is .267/.319/.511 with 35 homers, 118 RBIs and 94 runs scored.
In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.67 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.87 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.63, along with a WHIP of 1.29 and a K-per-9 of 9.82.
Padres hitters have slashed .238/.309/.411 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).
First baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Manny Machado continue to lead San Diego’s offense. Hosmer is hitting .267/.312/.428 with 22 home runs, 99 RBIs and 72 runs scored, while Machado is slashing .254/.333/.460 with 32 homers, 85 RBIs and 81 runs scored.
San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – UNDER
San Diego has recorded 12 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Arizona has 17 XBH over its last five.
The Padres have a total OPS of .720 this season and an OPS of .703 against right-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS stands at .761 overall and .731 against righties.
The Padres have dropped eight of their last nine games SU.
The San Diego defense has allowed six errors over the last 10 games, compared to 11 errors for Arizona over its last 10.
The Padres have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 11 over their last 10.