San Diego At Arizona MLB Expert Predictions
The NL West has been fought between the LA Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants for the past few seasons, but there has been a bit of a changing of the guard this season, as the Giants have fallen off and been replaced by the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Oddly enough, many baseball fans believed that the Diamondbacks would have made a big leap last season, especially when you consider the money that they spent to get some big name players, such as Zack Greinke. Things did not go according to plan, though, but they seem to finally be reaping the reward this season, as they are right in the fight for the top spot in the division. The same cannot be said for the San Diego Padres, a team that have done nothing to improve their lot in recent years, seemingly content to once again be one of the worst teams in the league. The Padres will head to Arizona for a series that may see them fall even further off the pace than they already are. Find out more about the updated MLB betting run lines here.
In Depth Analysis On The Padres At Diamondbacks MLB Expert Predictions
When: Wednesday, June 7 at 9:40 PM EST
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix
Starting Pitchers: Luis Perdomo Vs Zack Greinke
TV: FSSD, FS-A
Radio: 94.9 FM, XEMO 860, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station, KHOV 105.1
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks Moneyline -200
Why bet on the San Diego Padres
If you want an idea of just how bad the Padres (23-35) are this season, you need only look at their run differential. San Diego are at -94 in that category, far and away the worst in the league. They have only managed to score 200 runs through their first 58 games, and are getting nothing from their starting pitchers. The San Diego Padres have been slightly better of late, going 6-4 in their last 10 games, but that is tempered by the fact that they have been a disaster on the road, going just 10-19. They have played the Diamondbacks 7 times already this season, losing 5 of those games. Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.01 ERA) will be looking for his first win of the season on Wednesday night.
Why bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks
The Arizona Diamondbacks (34-25) will be looking to get back to winning ways in their own ball park after having a less than stellar 5-6 road trip that ended with 3 straight losses to the Miami Marlins. Home field has certainly been very kind to the Diamondbacks, as they have put together a 21-8 record in the cozy confines of Chase Field. It is that which has helped them get to within 2 games of the lead in the NL West, but they need to continue to take advantage of these lesser teams if they are to keep up with the pace being set by the Rockies and the Dodgers. Zack Greinke (7-3, 3.06 ERA) will start for the D-backs.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The score always seems to be low when Greinke starts for Arizona, and I would think that trend will continue against the low scoring Padres. Comfortable win for the D-backs here.