San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks 4/20/23 - MLB Betting Picks and Odds
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB: 9:40 PM EST
Apr. 20, 2023
Latest Odds : SD -125 ; O/U 9.5
The San Diego Padres go back on the road Thursday night to Phoenix, AZ for game one of four against the Arizona Diamondbacks. San Diego comes into Thursday three games below .500 on a three-game skid following a seven run loss to the Atlanta Braves. Blake Snell got the start for San Diego giving up two runs on three hits across 5 innings of work leading to the loss. The San Diego bullpen was abysmal as well giving up six more runs on five hits over the final four innings of work.
Xander Bogaerts is the biggest spark in the San Diego offense this season leading the team with a .347 batting average to go along with a team high four home runs as well. Manny Machado chips in for the San Diego lineup where they .240 batting average after accumulating 18 hits in 19 games. Nelson Cruz leads the team with twelve RBI 's, while Trent Grisham has added fifteen hits and scored nine runs.
The Arizona Diamondbacks return home Thursday night three games above .500 following a nine run blowout loss against the Cardinals that ended a three-game win streak. Madison Bumgarner got the start for Arizona giving up seven runs on seven hits across 3 innings of work. The Arizona bullpen was just as bad allowing seven more runs on six hits over the final five innings of work.
Offensively Arizona did hit the ball well with eleven hits and 37 at bats but just one hit with runners in scoring position left nine men on base. Alek Thomas had the biggest spark in the Arizona lineup with one hit and four at bats including a two run home run in the second inning to drive in two of the five Arizona runs. Pavin Smith chipped in two hits and three at bats including a solo home run to drive in one run and score 2, while two other Diamondbacks drove in one run each.
Recent Betting Trends:
Padres are 16-35 in their last 51 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Padres are 16-35 in their last 51 road games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Padres are 18-40 in their last 58 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West.
Free Betting Pick: San Diego Padres -125
The San Diego Padres have been up and down this year but will get rolling Thursday. The Padres are by far the better team in this game and it will show from the opening pitch. Look for the Padres to control this game throughout leading to the road win Thursday. Final Score Prediction, San Diego Padres win 5-1.