Last Updated Sep 07, 2022, 5:59 PM

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Picks, Predictions, Odds

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Betting Analysis

The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres play the third of a three-game series on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at the Petco Park.

The Diamondbacks are currently in fourth place in the National League West standings with a 65-70 record. Away from Chase Field, Arizona owns a 28-36 mark, which trails the Dodgers by 28 games for the top spot in the division. San Diego is currently positioned second in the National League West standings with records of 75-62 overall and 36-29 at home, putting the Padres 19 games back for the division lead.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Betting Prediction

Prior to the results of game-two on Tuesday night, the Diamondbacks are fourth in the NL West standings, 27.0 games behind the LA Dodgers for first place. Arizona is also eight games behind the Padres and Phillies for a wild card berth so while they have not been mathematically eliminated, things are not looking great for Arizona making the postseason. Despite that, the Diamondbacks have been playing solid baseball as of late, winning eight of their last 10 including game one of this series. The offense has averaged 6.3 runs over that stretch, well above their season average of 4.44 runs per game. The bullpen has also played well over their last 10, holding opponents to three runs or less six times. The left-hander Tommy Henry (3-3, 4.83 ERA) is scheduled to start game-three on Wednesday.  

The Padres enter this matchup second in the NL West standings, 19.0 games behind the Dodgers for first place. Despite the division being out of reach, San Diego is currently third in the NL Wild card race with a two-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Padres have lost three straight after Monday night’s loss and are 6-4 SU over their last 10 games. After a rough start to begin the season, the Padres offense has slowly gotten more efficient throughout the season with a batting average of .241 (18th), on base percentage of .319 (6th), slugging percentage of .379 (25th) and have scored 597 runs (13th). Their bullpen has remained consistent this season with a team ERA of 3.89 (14th). Right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish (12-7, 3.26 ERA) is expected to start for San Diego Wednesday.  

With how well Arizona has been playing over their last 10 games there is definitely value in backing the Diamondbacks here. However, with Darvish taking the mound for the Padres I think the San Diego runline is the play here. Darvish went 7.0 innings while giving up just two hits and zero runs in his most recent start against the Dodgers and I expect him to have similar success in this matchup. Meanwhile, Henry gave up eight runs in his most recent start and just does not have the MLB experience to back here.  Backing the Padres runline in game-three.  

Score Prediction: Padres 5, Diamondbacks 3
Best Bet: Padres -1.5 (-105)

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Betting Odds

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West
  • Venue: Petco Park
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Time-TV: 8:40 p.m. ET – FS1

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres – Current Form

Arizona continues to roll, going 5-2 in its last seven games against the Phillies and the Brewers. Arizona didn’t allow the Brewers any runs Thursday in the first of four contests. The Padres won 3-0 against the Giants last Wednesday, but lost 0-3 to the Dodgers in their next game on Sunday. In the first contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, the San Diego Padres were in their best form in the last six games, keeping the Los Angeles Dodgers at only one run.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres – Pitching Matchup

Arizona: Tommy Henry (3-3, 4.83 ERA)

Tommy Henry takes the mound in the series final as he makes his seventh start of the season for the Diamondbacks in this contest. He comes in 3-3 with a 4.83 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, 16 walks and 23 strikeouts over 31.2 innings of work on the year. Henry lost his most recent start against the Philadelphia Phillies, as Arizona’s left-hander surrendered seven runs on eight hits, four walks, and four strikeouts during the Diamondbacks’ 2-18 home loss on August 31, 2022. Henry is 2-1 with a 4.70 ERA across this season’s three starts on the road, which includes nine walks, nine strikeouts, and a 1.44 WHIP over 15.1 innings of action.

San Diego: Yu Darvish (12-7, 3.26 ERA)

San Diego’ right-hander Yu Darvish takes the mound for his 26th start of the season. Darvish looks to improve on a 12-7 record and 3.26 ERA in 162.2 innings, while striking out 162, walking 31 batters, and posting a 0.97 WHIP. The 36-year-old right-hander lifted the Padres to win on the road over the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 2, 2022. Darvish tossed seven innings in the 1-7 win by the Los Angeles Dodgers, while giving up two hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. Darvish owns a 6-2 home record this season in 11 starts at PETCO Park. In those outings, he has posted a 2.29 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, 14 walks, and 73 strikeouts in 74.2 innings of work.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres – Series History

The Padres notched a 11-8 mark against Arizona last season. San Diego has also owned this year's season series, picking up 10 wins in 14 meetings against the Diamondbacks.

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