Padres vs Diamondbacks Prediction - MLB Picks 4/20/23

Arizona Diamondbacks (11-8) vs San Diego Padres (9-11)

Game Info: Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

Ryne Nelson (1-0) (3.71) vs Michael Wacha (2-1) (6.06)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks +100 / San Diego Padres -125 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Chase Field. 

Padres Betting Preview

The Padres sit with a 9-11 record overall but they are coming off a victory on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. The Padres offense hasn’t been good enough this season and they are currently averaging only 3.78 runs per game which is 25th in the league. The pitching is ranked 13th in the league. On the mound for the Padres will be Michael Wacha who sits with a 2-1 record overall and an ERA of 6.06. In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers he went 4.1 innings giving up 11 hits and seven runs. 

Diamondbacks Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Diamondbacks who sit with an 11-8 record overall but they really struggled on Wednesday. The offense scored five runs, but the pitching really struggled giving up 14 runs. The Diamondbacks are averaging 4.63 runs per game but the pitching has let them down giving up 5.o runs per game. The Diamondbacks will send Ryne Nelson to the mound and he sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 3.71. In his last start against the Marlins he went six innings giving up five hits and one run. 

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Padres vs Diamondbacks Trends

Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 home games. Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West. Padres are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series. Padres are 1-11 in their last 12 Thursday games.

Shane’s Free Pick

Wacha has been awful this season and he is going to really struggle again in this game. In his last game he gave up seven runs, and he’s going to really struggle again here. Look for the Diamondbacks to run up the score, and the Padres inconsistent offense will have issues keeping up. 

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