Padres vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Padres vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

The San Diego Padres will take the field against the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-9) on Saturday. The game begins at 8:10 PM ET on BSAZX, with the Padres listed as -140 favorites on the moneyline.

San Diego’s Joe Musgrove and Arizona’s Merrill Kelly have been named the starters for this contest.

Padres vs. Diamondbacks Odds

  • Padres odds to win: -140
  • Diamondbacks odds to win: +119
  • Spread: Padres -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET

Who Will Win Padres vs. Diamondbacks?

Padres and Diamondbacks Betting Trends

The Padres have won 41.7% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (5-7).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -140 or shorter, San Diego has a record of 5-6 (45.5%).

The Diamondbacks have entered the game as underdogs 19 times this season and won 10, or 52.6%, of those games.

Arizona has entered 13 games this season as the underdog by +119 or more and is 7-6 in those contests.

The Padres have played in 22 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-11-1).

The Diamondbacks’ games have gone over the total in 11 of their 21 chances.

Padres Stats & Insights

The Padres rank 23rd in runs scored with 80, 3.6 per game.

San Diego is eighth-best in MLB action with 25 total home runs.

The Padres’ .216 batting average ranks 28th in the majors.

San Diego’s batters strike out 8.9 times per game, the 27th-most in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Padres has a collective 8.7 K/9, which ranks 16th in MLB.

San Diego has the 16th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.43).

Diamondbacks Stats & Insights

The Diamondbacks have scored 102 runs this season, which ranks eighth in MLB.

Arizona ranks 25th in Major League Baseball with 17 home runs.

The Diamondbacks rank fourth in MLB with a .265 team batting average.

Arizona ranks fifth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.5 Ks per contest.

The Diamondbacks average the 20th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.6) in the league this season.

Arizona pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.82 ERA this year, which ranks 22nd in MLB.

Padres Key Players to Watch

Musgrove will make his first start of the season for the Padres.

Xander Bogaerts leads San Diego in home runs with five, runs batted in with 12 and his batting average of .349 is also best on his team.

Juan Soto has collected 13 hits this season and has an OBP of .365. He’s slugging .378 on the year.

Trent Grisham has 17 hits this season and a slash line of .224/.322/.474.

Jake Cronenworth has collected 15 hits this season and has an OBP of .313. He’s slugging .423 on the year.

Diamondbacks Key Players to Watch

The Diamondbacks’ Kelly (1-2) will make his fifth start of the season.

Ketel Marte has seven doubles, a triple, two home runs and two walks while hitting .284.

Corbin Carroll’s four home runs are a team-high mark.

Geraldo Perdomo has five doubles, a triple, a home run and five walks while batting .400.

Josh Rojas is batting .324 to pace his team.

Padres and Diamondbacks Injuries

Padres: Luis Campusano: 10 Day IL (Thumb sprain), David Dahl: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), Adam Engel: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Nabil Crismatt: 15 Day IL (Hip strain), Drew Pomeranz: 15 Day IL (Elbow/flexor), José Castillo: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Joe Musgrove: 15 Day IL (Toe), Robert Suarez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adrian Morejon: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Eguy Rosario: 60 Day IL (Ankle)

Diamondbacks: Kyle Lewis: 10 Day IL (Illness), Carson Kelly: 10 Day IL (Forearm), Zach Davies: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Joe Mantiply: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Cole Sulser: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Mark Melancon: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Corbin Martin: 60 Day IL (Lat), Jose Herrera: day-to-day (Head)

Padres vs. Diamondbacks Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 5, Padres 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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