Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres MLB Pick – June 20

The MLB is set up with another solid slate of baseball on June 20. Nine games are up on the board through Monday night. One of these games will be between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres. These two teams have had opposite starts to the season, but will look for the win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 9:40 PM Eastern time.

Arizona has earned a record of 32-36 throughout this season, which has them in fourth place of the NL West. The Diamondbacks are coming off a win in their last game and have won three of their last four. Arizona is six and a half games back on a wild card spot entering this one. The Diamondbacks will look for another fast start on the road.

The Padres have put up a record of 41-27 so far this season, which has them in second place of the NL West. San Diego has lost three games in a row and will look to bounce back. The Padres are half a game back on the top seeded Los Angeles Dodgers. San Diego will look to get back on track with a much needed win at home.

These two teams are on opposite sides of the standings, but will look for a big win in this one. The Diamondbacks have been solid throughout their recent stretch of games and will look to keep it going. San Diego will look to bounce back after getting swept by the Rockies. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Arizona Diamondbacks +1 ½ (-130) +148 Over 7 (-120)
San Diego Padres -1 ½ (+110) -180 Under 7 (+100)

 

Team Data Arizona Diamondbacks San Diego Padres
Overall Record 32-36 41-27
Away/ Home Record 15-17 17-13
Batting Average .218 .245
Batting Average Away/ Home .224 .228
ERA 4.24 3.51
ERA Away/ Home 4.69 3.22

Betting Trends

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • 7-10 in June
  • 4-4 when playing on Monday
  • 5-13 against divisional opponents
  • 19-20 in night games
  • 22-27 against right handed starters
  • 14-17 after a win
  • 15-19 when playing team with a winning record

San Diego Padres

  • 11-8 in June games
  • 4-3 when playing on Monday
  • 10-10 against division rivals
  • 25-17 in night games
  • 25-20 against right handers
  • 16-8 after a loss
  • 26-15 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up four times on the season. Seth Beer hit a three run homer in the first meeting to give Arizona a 4-2 win. Jurickson Profar had two RBI’s in the second matchup as the Padres won 3-0. Joe Musgrove gave up two runs in six innings as San Diego won the third game 5-2.  Profar had a grand slam in the fourth matchup as the Padres won 10-5.

Offense

The Diamondbacks have struggled at the plate throughout this season. Arizona has a .218 batting average, which is 29th in the league. The Diamondbacks have an OBP of .297, which is 25th in the MLB. Arizona has posted a .678 OPS, which is 24th in the league. The Diamondbacks have a BA of .212 against right handers on the season.

San Diego has been solid hitting the ball on the season. The Padres have a batting average of .245, which is 14th in the MLB. San Diego has put up a .320 on base percentage, which is 9th in the league. The Padres have earned an OPS of .703, which is 17th in the MLB. San Diego has hit .242 against righties.

The Padres have been much better at the plate throughout this season and will look to get their bats going early in this one. San Diego is coming off a solid hitting performance in Colorado, but struggled to keep the opposing runs down. If either team can hit the ball well early in this one, it could be enough for the win on Monday night.

Pitching Preview

I expect Zach Davies to get the start at pitcher for Arizona in this one. Davies has started in 13 games this season, going 2-3 in those matchups. He has posted a 3.78 ERA and a WHIP of 1.203 in those games. Davies pitched seven innings in his last start against the Cincinnati Reds. He gave up six hits and no runs in the no decision.

Yu Darvish will likely get the nod on the mound for the Padres on Monday night. Darvish has earned a record of 6-3 throughout his 12 starts on the season. He has put up an ERA of 3.35 and a 0.969 WHIP in his outings. Darvish’s last start was against the Chicago Cubs. He pitched eight innings and gave up five hits and one run in the winning effort.

Darvish has won his last two starts and will look to give San Diego the edge in this one. The Padres have had the better bullpen as well on the season. San Diego’s relievers have an ERA of 3.55, which is 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks bullpen has a 4.32 ERA, which is 22nd in the MLB. Both teams will look for pitching to step up early.

Pick Overview

These two teams will look for a big win as they meet up on Monday night. The Padres will look to bounce back after losing three in a row over the weekend. San Diego has been the better team and with the better pitcher, I think they can win at home. I expect the Padres to come out fast as they look to close the gap with the Dodgers in the standings.

Bovada has San Diego listed as a -180 against the money line. This implies that the Padres will win this game around 64.3 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate, but it does not have a lot of value. San Diego is also listed at -1 ½ for +110 in this one. I like the value on this line. I expect the Padres to come out fast and I think they can cover the spread.

The Bet
San Diego Padres -1.5
+110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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