Diamondbacks vs. Padres Prediction
Following a 1-0 game last night, will the offenses of the Diamondbacks and Padres come alive tonight at 9:10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Diamondbacks are -112 money line favorites versus the Padres, who have odds of +102 to pull off the upset tonight at home. With Patrick Corbin set to face Clayton Richard in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 7.5 runs.
Corbin allowed five runs (three earned) on nine hits with three walks over six innings of work last Saturday in an 8-4 loss to the Dodgers. he struggled to find the strike zone for most of the afternoon and gave up four extra-base hits in the process. His ERA sits at 2.81 through three starts but he's walked seven batters while striking out just seven.
Richard is now 1-2 after allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks across six innings last Saturday against the Braves. He also struck out two batters and now owns a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 1.08 WHIP. After blanking the Dodgers in his season debut, the left-hander has now allowed eight runs over 12 innings since.
OUR PICK: The over has cashed in four of Corbin's last five starts against the Padres, is 19-6-1 in his last 26 outings overall, and is 15-5-1 in his last 21 road starts. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in Richard's last seven starts coming off four days of rest and has cashed in seven of his last nine outings when their opponent allows two runs or less in its previous game.
THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: DIAMONDBACKS/PADRES OVER 7.5