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MLB: San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions

Major League Baseball betting sees the San Diego Padres taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday May 7 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides complimentary picks all MLB season long.

If the Padres are going to be in the mix in the NL West they are going to have to beat the teams they are supposed to.

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San Diego Padres (15-14) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (12-14)
Thursday May 7
Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ
MLB Betting Lines:  San Diego -113, Arizona +104
MLB Betting Total:  9
Probable Pitchers: SD: Odrisamer Despaigne (R) vs. ARZ:  Rubby De La Rosa (R)
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This is one of those series.

San Diego

The Padres salvaged the final game of their series at San Francisco, winning 9-1 yesterday.

The win pushed them back over .500 and back into second place in the NL West. Per the intro, if they want to be more than a .500 team they are going to have to start picking on the weaker teams in the league.

San Diego won two of three at home in their first series against Arizona. Their improved hitting is giving the pitching staff a chance to find its stride.

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San Diego is turning to swingman Despaigne to start off this series on the road.

The righty has pitched primarily in relief this season but he has made two starts including one very good one against Arizona back in April – 7IP with just two hits allowed.

His worst outing of the season was his last one against Houston (4 runs in less than 2IP).

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Chase Field is definitely a hitters park so we will need to be sharp.


Arizona has to be feeling pretty good about a sweep in yesterday’s doubleheader against Colorado.

They still have a long way to go before being in the race but at least they are no longer in last place in the NL West. Led by slugger Paul Goldschmidt this team can score but the pitching is mediocre and unpredictable at best. This is a pivotal series if this team is going to compete this season.

It may only be May but that is just a fact right now. If they get the pitching they can win.

D-Backs starter Rubby De La Rosa has been hit or miss this season.

He has proved he can miss bats with 31 strikeouts over 30 innings but the long ball has hurt him – twice he has given up 2 homers in a game. The Padres are much more powerful this season and he is going to have to keep the ball in the yard at home.

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One of his two wins of the season came against the Padres.

MLB Betting Trends:

  • SD are 1-7 in their last 8 Thu. games.
  • Under is 13-5-1 in SD last 19 Thu. games.
  • SD are 4-9 in their last 13 overall.
  • Under is 5-1-2 in ARI last 8 games as an underdog.
  • ARI are 15-41 in their last 56 games as an underdog.
  • ARI are 21-43 in their last 64 overall.

4* MLB Betting Prediction:  San Diego -113

The Padres are going to get just enough offense to continue their winning ways on Thursday.

MLB Score Prediction:  San Diego 5 – Arizona 4

Look for them to go on a run.

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