Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Matchup

From PETCO Park in San Diego, we have the Diamondbacks and Padres facing off in an NL West matchup. First pitch for Sunday's matchup is set for 4:10 PM ET. The money line odds have the Padres at -136, while the Diamondbacks are the slight underdog at +112. The over/under line is currently 8.5 runs.

Scott McGough is starting for the Diamondbacks, and he is facing off against Adam Mazur. The Diamondbacks are 4th in the NL West, as they have a record of 30-35. The Padres are 2nd in the NL West and are 34-34 overall.

Arizona vs. San Diego Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Diamondbacks at Padres
  • Where: PETCO Park San Diego
  • Date: Sunday, June 9th
  • Betting Odds SD -136 | ARI +112 O/U 8.5

Diamondbacks vs Padres Last Game Recap

San Diego cruised to a 13-1 win over the Diamondbacks in the most recent game of this series. The Padres had a huge 2nd inning, scoring four of their runs and adding another four in the 4th. As for the Diamondbacks, they scored their only run in the 5th. Heading into the game, the Padres were favored at -159 on the money line.

Matt Waldron started for the Padres and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with four strikeouts and didn't issue a walk. On the other side, Ryne Nelson got the start for the Diamondbacks and took the loss, giving up five earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings of work.

At the plate, the Padres were led by Jake Cronenworth and Kyle Higashioka, as they were the only two Padres hitters to have more than one hit. Cronenworth, Ha-Seong Kim, and David Peralta each homered for San Diego's offense.

Diamondbacks Preview

Arizona's overall series record this season is 7-11-2, and they have an over/under record of 30-33. The Diamondbacks have gone over the total in their last two games and have an average run differential of -0.3 runs per game.

As the underdog, Arizona is 19-17 against the run line, but when favored, they are 10-19. The Diamondbacks are currently 4th in the NL West with a 30-35 record, trailing the Padres by two games for 3rd place in the division.

Right-hander Scott McGough is getting the start for the Diamondbacks today as he faces the Padres on the road. He has made 16 appearances this season but has not made a start. McGough's ERA is 6.35, and his record for the season is 1-3. Opponents have hit .295 this season off McGough, and his WHIP is 1.65. The last time he pitched was on June 8th, where he went one inning out of the bullpen, giving up one hit and issuing a walk. McGough finished with a no-decision in that outing. Per nine innings, he has 5.82 strikeouts and 5.29 walks.

Arizona comes into today's game as the 8th highest scoring team in the league, averaging 4.6 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, putting up 4.7 runs per contest. As a team, the Diamondbacks are batting .244, which is 8th in the MLB right now. However, they are just 16th in home runs and have a collective isolated power (ISO) of .145, which is 14th in the league.

Both Ketel Marte and Christian Walker have been swinging the bat well of late, with Marte going 11/22 in his last six games with three homers and six RBIs. Walker is also coming off a strong stretch, as he has three homers and six RBIs in his last seven games while batting .308. For the season, Walker is 1st on the team with 39 RBIs and Marte is 3rd with 35.

Padres Preview

San Diego's games have averaged 8.7 runs per game this season, with the over hitting in 34 of their 67 games. The Padres are 36-32 against the run line, including a strong 24-9 mark on the road but a 12-23 record at home.

The Padres are 2nd in the NL West with a 34-34 record, eight games behind the Dodgers. They have a 2-1 series lead over the Diamondbacks this season and have won two straight games heading into today's matchup.

Adam Mazur will be making his second start of the season, and it will be at home against the Diamondbacks. In his first start of the year, he went 6 innings and gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits and struck out 4 batters.

As a team, the Padres are batting .263 this season, which is the best mark in the league. They are also near the top of the league in both on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The Padres have been even better on the road this season, averaging 5 runs per game.

Fernando Tatis Jr. has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 18/37 in his last nine games with two homers and five RBIs. Tatis Jr. is 11th in the league with 11 homers and is 3rd on the team with 33 RBIs. Jurickson Profar and Jake Cronenworth are both tied for 2nd on the team with nine homers.

Diamondbacks vs. Padres Prediction: Diamondbacks ML +112

We see the Diamondbacks as a great value play today, as they are on the road, but you can get them at +112 on the money line. Our predicted score is 6-4 in favor of the Diamondbacks, and with the over/under sitting at 8.5 runs, we do like the over in this one as well.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Adam Mazur finishing with five strikeouts, and the Padres starter is projected to go six innings. As for the Diamondbacks, they are projected to finish with 12 K's as a team, and they are also projected to finish with 12 hits.

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