Padres vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks set a franchise record with 20 runs Saturday night in a rout over the visiting San Diego Padres. Will Arizona take a third straight game in the four-game set today as it wraps up the series against its NL West foe?
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Chase Field at 4:10PM ET
TV: FS-A (ARI)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Diamondbacks are listed as a -195 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +180 underdog, while the total sits at 7.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 86 percent of public bets are siding with host Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Peralta has second career five-hit night
Arizona poured it on early and often, quickly overcoming a 2-0 deficit in the first inning by scoring five runs in the bottom half. The D-backs proceeded to score three more runs in the second and third innings followed by four in the fourth to grab a commanding 15-4 lead en route to a 20-5 win. Jon Jay was 2-for-6 with a double, three runs and an RBI at the top of the Arizona order. Paul Goldschmidt was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Jake Lamb walked twice in six plate appearances and scored three runs. David Peralta finished 5-for-6 with a double, three runs and three RBIs. Steven Souza Jr. hit a 2-run homer, while Ketel Marte contributed a pinch-hit solo home run. Daniel Descalso was 3-for-5 with two doubles, three runs and two RBIs. Nick Ahmed was 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks, two runs and three RBIs. Alex Avila finished 3-for-3 with s home run, a walk and three RBIs. Randall Delgado earned the win in relief as he allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball.
Myers homers three times in loss
San Diego left fielder Wil Myers hit three home runs Saturday night and now has five on the season. He was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBIs and walked in his other plate appearance. Jose Pirela ended the night 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Tyson Ross saw his ERA balloon to 4.41 Saturday night as he surrendered eight earned runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and two walks over two innings in the lopsided loss.
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 5-16 in their last 21 games overall. The under is 19-7-1 in the last 27 San Diego road games.
The Diamondbacks are 3-8 in their last 11 home games. Arizona is 22-7 in Greinke's last 29 home starts.
Arizona woke up in a huge way last night as it scored early and often against five San Diego relievers. With Greinke on the mound today plus an Arizona squad feeling good again after the last two wins, I'm taking the safest route here and betting on the Diamondbacks as the big favorite.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS -195