San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (68-76) vs San Diego Padres (79-66)
Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
Zac Gallen (12-2) (2.55) vs Joe Musgrove (9-7) (3.28)
Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks +100 / San Diego Padres -132 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field. The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games.
The San Diego Padres have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Padres have won 4 of their last 5 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Manny Machado leads the Padres with 152 hits and 90 RBI, while Jake Cronenworth and Jurickson Profar have combined for 249 hits and 129 RBI. Joe Musgrove gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 3.28 ERA and 157 strikeouts this season. Musgrove is 2-2 with a 4.34 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Christian Walker leads the Diamondbacks with 118 hits and 80 RBI, while Daulton Varsho and Ketel Marte have combined for 223 hits and 119 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 12-2 with a 2.50 ERA and 163 strikeouts this season. Gallen is 1-2 with a 4.06 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-10 in their last 14 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Diamondbacks are 17-38 in their last 55 Saturday games and 41-84 in their last 125 vs. National League West. The over is 9-4 in Padres last 13 overall. The under is 4-0 in Diamondbacks last 4 overall. The Padres are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings in Arizona and 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
This is a hell of a pitching matchup, and you can make a case for either side here. With that said, we're getting plus money with Zac Gallen at home, a pitcher who has been ridiculous this season with his 2.50 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. At home, Gallen has a 2.44 ERA and .174 allowed batting average. Hard for me to turn down this price with Gallen on the mound, even if Musgrove is on the other side.