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San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction and Betting Odds

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction and Betting Odds. The 67-77 San Diego Padres are set to take on the 68-75 Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona tonight September 14, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 9:40 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Padres +110 / Diamondbacks -120
O/U: 8.5 runs

Pitching Match Up
San Diego: James Shields (11-6, 3.90 ERA)
Arizona: Jeremy Hellickson (9-8, 4.60 ERA)

In their last games: The Padres lost to the San Francisco Giants 10-3 and the Diamondbacks lost to the L.A. Dodgers 4-3.

The Padre head into Arizona for the first game of a 3 game series. The 11-6 James Shields goes for the Padres and the 9-8 Jeremy Hellickson goes for the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks open at -120 with a line sitting at 8.5 runs. Both of these teams are out of the playoff race. The Padres have lost 4 in a row where they have combined to give up 31 runs and have only scored 7 runs. They rank 20th in runs scored and 17th in team ERA. Arizona has lost 2 straight and while their offense has been solid this season ranking 4th in the Majors in runs scored they only rank 19th in team ERA.


Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

This is the first game between these 2 teams since the first half of the season.

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 4 times.

In the last 11 games between these 2 teams in Arizona the total has gone Over 9 times.

This season the Diamondbacks are 34-38 at home and the Padres are 32-40 on the road.


San Diego Padres: 67-77 SU / O/U 83-55 / Run Line W/L 69-75
Arizona Diamondbacks: 68-75 SU / O/U 72-63 / Run Line W/L 74-69

San Diego at Arizona Key Betting Trends

• SD is 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
• SD is 1-6 in their last 7 road games.
• SD has an Over record of 16-4-1 in their last 21 road games.
• ARIZ is 6-14 in their last 20 overall.
• ARIZ is 4-10 in their last 14 home games.
• ARIZ has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.

Key Player Injuries

[P] 04/06/2015 – Cory Luebke 60-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Johnson 15-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Tim Federowicz 60-day DL (3/26) ( Knee )
[P] 05/06/2015 – Brandon Morrow 60-day DL (5/3) ( Shoulder )
[P] 08/15/2015 – Brandon Maurer 15-day DL (8/10) ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/13/2015 – Colin Rea “?” for next scheduled start ( Elbow )
[1B] 09/09/2015 – Yonder Alonso out indefinitely ( Back )

[C] 05/30/2015 – Tuffy Gosewisch 60-day DL (5/28), out for season ( Knee )

Free MLB Pick

The Padres have won 2 of their last 3 games with James Shields getting the start and in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings in an 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. He has given up 10 walks in 11 innings over his last 2 starts is 2-0 with a 4.00 ERA in his last 3 outings mainly because of a 10.00 run support average in that span. The Padres are 2-7 in Shields’ last 9 road starts. Jeremy Hellickson has won 2 straight starts and this is his first one since a 15-day stint on the DL because of a hamstring injury. He is 1-2 with a 7.67 ERA in 5 career games, including 4 this season, facing the Padres. The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in Hellickson’s last 7 home starts.

I think Shields will have a good outing tonight and even as the road underdog thew Padres will take Game 1 of this series.


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