San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7/17/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park. The Arizona Diamondbacks look to snap a 4-game losing streak. The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Diamondbacks have lost 21 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 78 hits and 29 RBI, while Daulton Varsho and Christian Walker have combined for 133 hits and 90 RBI. Merrill Kelly gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 3.36 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 7-2 with a 2.43 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The Padres have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Manny Machado leads the Padres with 95 hits and 51 RBI, while Jake Cronenworth and Eric Hosmer have combined for 166 hits and 84 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.79 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA and 9 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

Merrill Kelly has been solid this season, and that includes allowing 12 hits and 5 earned runs in 20.1 innings. Mike Clevinger has allowed 11 hits and 8 runs in his last 11.1 innings, and he has a 4.40 ERA and .271 allowed batting average in 14.1 innings at home. The Padres are way too inconsistent to lay these sorts of prices. Even with their struggles this season, there’s value with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the plus money here.

Author: Lucy Green