Diamondbacks vs Padres Prediction - MLB Picks 4/3/23

San Diego Padres (2-2) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (2-2)

Game Info: Monday, April 3, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Petco Park)

Ryan Weathers (0-0) (0.00) vs Ryne Nelson (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -152 / Arizona Diamondbacks +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres will face off in NL West action from Petco Park. San Diego won fourteen of twenty meetings last season, including the last three contests.

Diamondbacks Betting Preview

Arizona comes in at 2-2 after stealing the final game from Los Angeles last night. The Diamondbacks used a ninth inning rally to pick up their second 2-1 win over the Dodgers, and they’ll look to poke a few away from the Pads here. They failed to score more than two runs in any of the four games, so it may be another slow season offensively in Phoenix. First baseman Christian Walker recorded a hit in all four games, including a home run in Saturday’s contest. 

Ryne Nelson will take the mound for Arizona. The second-year pitcher came into the picture down the stretch, and put together three solid starts in September. Nelson’s first appearance came at Petco Park against the Pads, where he struck out seven over seven shutout innings. 

Padres Betting Preview

San Diego is 2-2 after closing their set with Colorado with a pair of wins. The Padres dropped the first two contests as favorites before rallying and covering in the final two games. Xander Bogaerts has made his presence felt early after coming over from Boston, homering in both wins over the Rockies.

Ryan Weathers is slated to start for San Diego. It may serve as a fifth-day, bullpen start for the second-year pitcher, as the Pads are without top arms Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove early. Weathers missed most of 2022 with injury, but he posted a 4-7 record with 72 strikeouts over 30 appearances.

Arizona vs San Diego Trends

Arizona is 2-2 against the spread this season, with a 2-0 over/under record. San Diego is 2-2 ATS, with a 1-3 O/U record.

Corey's Free Pick

The Padres should be able to simply overpower the DBacks here. Now although Arizona has the tendency to be pesky, they have a clear vulnerability offensively, and as long as Ryan Weathers makes a clean season debut, they should be able to take care of their division foes here. Back the Pads to cover here. 

Corey’s Pick Padres -1.5

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