Diamondbacks vs. Padres Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks blew their lead yesterday as it fell at the San Diego Padres. Can Arizona rebound to take three out of four in the series today or will San Diego win again to get the series split?
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Petco Park at 4:10PM ET
TV: FSSD (SD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Diamondbacks are a -190 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +180 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 85 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Villanueva drives in winner
San Diego rallied from a 3-0 and 5-3 deficit Saturday night, while it then blew a 6-5 lead before eventually walking it off with a 7-6 victory. Christian Villanueva drove in Travis Jankowski with a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth inning to claim the win. Jankowski went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs to help pace the offense. Eric Hosmer was 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs. Hunter Renfroe finished 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Cory Spangenberg was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Freddy Galvis ended the game 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Craig Stammen threw two perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts to record the win.
Goldschmidt has four-RBI day
Paul Goldschmidt finished Saturday's loss by going 4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Jon Jay went 2-for-5 with two runs. Eduardo Escobar ended the game 3-for-5 with two runs. A.J. Pollock was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Andrew Chaffin suffered the loss in relief as he gave up one earned run on no hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 7-1 in their last eight games following a loss. The under is 10-3 in the last 13 Arizona games on Sundays.
The Padres are 5-21 in their last 26 home games. San Diego is 15-39 in its last 54 games overall.
This is a complete pitching mismatch. Greinke has the arsenal to shut down good lineups, let alone a Padres lineup that struggles mightily against right-handed pitching. Kennedy had a strong season in the minors, but isn't fooling anyone yet at the MLB level. I'm taking the D-backs to win by multiple runs in this spot.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS RL -125