In today’s MLB betting guide, the San Diego Padres look to put a win streak together against the Arizona Diamondbacks, while the Milwaukee Brewers look to extend their win streak when they host the St. Louis Cardinals.
San Diego Padres (-125) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (+105)
The Padres look to continue to bounce back as they’ve been night and day in the past two series. They swept the Chicago Cubs in four games before being swept by the Colorado Rockies last series. The Padres took Game 1 of their series with the Diamondbacks and will have a tough time doing it again with Zac Gallen on the mound for Arizona. The Diamondbacks don’t have the worst record on the road but are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The team has had a very tough time getting on base lately, so a great pitching outing by Gallen may not even matter.
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Starting for the Padres is Sean Manaea who has been solid for them this season. His last outing wasn’t ideal, but he had two great starts before that. He will give the team innings but will generally get tagged for a few runs each time. Fortunately for the Padres they have the seventh-ranked offense this season and can handle allowing a few runs. Gallen hasn’t been the same lights-out pitcher he was a month ago, so the Padres should be able to have the advantage and take this game. Consider the over (O7, -110) as well.
Milwaukee Brewers (+130) vs St. Louis Cardinals (-150)
Jack Flaherty didn’t have the first start he was hoping for when returning from injury, but he should be able to bounce back with a better performance. It may take him a few games to get up to speed and get the innings in and he doesn’t have an easy matchup against a Brewers team that has won four in a row and are higher in the standings than the Cardinals.
The Brewers took the first game in the series 2-0 and the Cardinals have now lost two in a row. But the Brewers too will have a tough time handling the offense of the Cardinals, especially with Chi Chi Gonzalez on the mound. He has had two forgettable starts to begin his season, allowing three runs in each and 12 hits in seven innings of work. Though his FIP (fielding independent pitching) is 5.70, he has yet to pitch well in his six years in the majors thus far. The Brewers bullpen is strong and will have to be so since Gonzalez shouldn’t stay in the game too long. But since the Brewers’ strength is pitching and they have a less than ideal starter on the mound against the fifth-ranked offense, the Cardinals will be too much to handle for them and the runs will roll in (O9, -120).
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