Both the Diamondbacks and Padres both had inconsistent starts to the season, with each team being handed two wins and two losses. The 2-2 start puts them both at .500, meaning they are similar in MLB standings, and this series is incredibly important to build moment for the rest of the season.
Through the rough patches and the difficulties at the plate and on the diamond, the Diamondbacks vs Padres odds may be incredibly close.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Odds
When it comes to the Diamondbacks vs Padres odds, the MLB teams may seem a bit one-sided. In the last 10 Arizona Diamondbacks games, they have either played incredibly defensively or outright awful.
This inconsistency is why they are the underdogs in the odds, sitting at +1.5 in the spread (-170) and +120 on the moneyline.
In contrast, the San Diego Padres standings seem a bit better, with -1.5 in the spread (+145) and -140 on the moneyline.
Diamondbacks vs. Padres Information
Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Location of the Game: Petco Park. San Diego, CA.
Date and Time: Monday, April 3rd, 9:40 pm ET
How to Watch: MLB.tv
Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Betting Preview
Diamondbacks; Amazing or Inconsistent?
The Diamondbacks turned some heads with their two wins against the Dodgers, but their losses speak more. Despite the record, they are averaging just under 2 runs per game in their first 4 MLB games. They won their two games 2-1, showing their defensive capabilities, but in the two losses, the Dodgers averaged nine runs per game.
The Diamondbacks should be starting Ryne Nelson at pitcher, which should prove interesting. His MLB player stats are not extensive, as he has only seen playing time in 3 games in his MLB career. He started all 3, had a 1-1 W/L record, and threw a 1.47 ERA. he pitched over 18 innings with 16 strikeouts, making him a young prospect to remember.
The Diamondbacks MLB injury report seems a little more jaded than the Padres, with both Madison Bumgarner and Austin Adams taking some time away from the team. This has given Nelson the opportunity to strike and show why he deserves a more consistent role with the team.
Can the Padres Keep it Rolling?
The San Diego Padres standings seem a bit more promising, with a two-win streak against the Rockies. Despite their losses, they have been able to find their bats, making this one of the more promising MLB picks. However, when it comes to their MLB schedule, they should not take this game lightly.
The starting pitcher for the night will be Ryan Weathers, another interesting prospect. Although the sample size for Weathers has been bigger than that of his counterpart, but his stats do not seem as great. In his 31 games played and 19 games started throughout his career, he has an ERA of 5.49.
Diamondbacks vs Padres Betting Picks
The Diamondbacks vs Padres odds may seem favored towards the Padres, and reasonably so. They held up against a powerful Rockies team, and found a way to shut down C.J. Cron when they needed to.
However, starting Ryan Weathers as a pitcher is not my favorite choice. If Nelson can prove his ability and show up when he is needed, the Diamondbacks could win this thing.
The game will be close, and the spread should end up in the Diamondbacks favor, but in the end the Padres bats will win them the game.
- Moneyline/Run Line: Padres -140
- Spread: Diamondbacks +1.5