Diamondbacks vs. Padres Friday Pick

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, 7/27/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks have played .500 ball over their last 10 games but have an opportunity to get hot this weekend in San Diego against the struggling Padres. Will the D-Backs cover in Game 1 of their series tonight?

Game Snapshot & Odds

961 Arizona Diamondbacks (-180) at 962 San Diego Padres (+160); 7.5 runs

Friday, July 27, 2018

10:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park

TV: ARI (FSAZ); SD (FSSD)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Diamondbacks as a -180 favorite. As of this writing, 78% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Padres on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Diamondbacks' Greinke strikes 13 in victory over Rockies

Zack Greinke allowed just two hits and one run over eight innings while striking out 13 in a 6-1 victory over the Rockies on Sunday. Well, that’s a good way to start the second half, Mr. Greinke. Calling this a dominant effort from the right-hander is an understatement. The only run -- and for a while the only hit -- was a solo homer from Ian Desmond. Remember when people were concerned because of Greinke’s lack of velocity in spring training? We don’t either. This now makes six straight starts where he’s allowed no more than two runs, and four of them have seen Greinke allow zero. He’s on fire, and he gets the Padres on Friday in his next outing.

Padres' Perdomo logs quality start in loss to Phillies

Luis Perdomo logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Phillies, surrendering three runs on five hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work. The right-hander struck out five on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. He served up a solo homer to Odubel Herrera in the fourth inning, then kept the Phillies at bay until they cashed in a pair of baserunners after Perdomo had departed in the seventh. He'll look to further improve upon his 6.99 ERA and 1.90 WHIP when he does battle against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. As always, he should continue to be avoided for fantasy purposes.

MLB Betting Trends

Arizona

The Diamondbacks have won 16 of their last 23 games on the road.

San Diego

The Padres are 1-4 in Perdomo's last five starts versus the Diamondbacks.

Prediction:

The Diamondbacks have won six of Greinke's last seven starts, are a perfect 5-0 in his last five road outings and have won five of his last six outings versus the rest of the National League West. Meanwhile, the Padres have lost five of their last five games at home, are 2-8 in their last 10 games versus a right-handed starter, and are 8-25 in their last 33 games overall.

 

The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -1.5 (-120)

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