Padres vs. Diamondbacks Monday Pick

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9/3/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Monday when they begin a brief two-game series against division rival San Diego. Will Game 1 of the series turn high-scoring for bettors at 8:10 p.m. ET tonight?

Game Snapshot & Odds

963 San Diego Padres (+215) at 964 Arizona Diamondbacks (-250); 9 runs

Monday, September 3, 2018

8:10 p.m. ET, Chase Field

TV: SD (FSSD); ARI (FSAZ)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Diamondbacks as a -250 favorite. As of this writing, 76% 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.

Padres activate Mitchell from the disabled list

Padres activated RHP Bryan Mitchell from the 10-day disabled list. Mitchell missed more than two months with a right elbow impingement, an injury that early on didn't appear to be one that would cost him such a big chunk of his season. He'll rejoin a bullpen that's without Brad Hand, but Kirby Yates should still keep a grip on the closer job moving forward. Mitchell, who started and pitched in relief before the injury, comes back to a 7.08 ERA and 2.03 WHIP.

Diamondbacks’ Godley strong in win over Giants

Zack Godley limited the Giants to one run and two hits in 7 2/3 innings to earn a victory Wednesday. Godley left with the shutout intact, but Archie Bradley gave up an RBI single after taking over with two on in the eighth. The Diamondbacks still held on to win 3-1. The inconsistent Godley has allowed two runs or fewer in six of his last 10 starts, though he came into this one having given up 11 runs in his previous two starts. He'll remain a somewhat risky play in mixed leagues, but at least he has a quality team supporting him.

MLB Betting Trends

San Diego

The Padres are 20-47 in their last 67 games overall.

Arizona

The Diamondbacks have lost three straight and five of their last seven games.

Prediction:

The over is 35-17-1 in the last 53 meetings between these two teams in Arizona and 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The over is also 3-1-1 in Godley’s last five home starts versus the Padres an is 8-2-1 in his last 11 starts following a quality start in his last appearance. On the other side, the over is 7-3 in the Padres’ last 10 road games and 4-0 in Mitchell’s last four starts.

 

The Pick: Padres/Diamondbacks over 9

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