San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/13/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

By: Adam |

Last Updated: 08/12/2021 at 11:52 PM ET

The San Diego Padres play the second game of a four-game series on the road Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. San Diego is 66-50 following a 7-0 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. The loss to Miami snapped a four-game winning streak for San Diego and the Padres dropped to eight games behind first-place San Francisco in the National League West.

Fernando Tatis Jr is expected to be reinstated from the injured list in this series with Arizona and the shortstop has team highs in batting average at .292, home runs with 31 and on-base percentage at .373. Third baseman Manny Machado is the leader in RBIs with 78 and second baseman Jake Cronenworth has a team high 116 hits. On Friday, San Diego will send Blake Snell to the mound. The left-hander is 6-4 with an ERA of 4.86, 124 Ks and 61 BBs.

Arizona is 35-80 following a 7-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. Arizona was swept in a short two-game series by the Giants and the Diamondbacks have lost four straight. Arizona is last in the National League West 38 ½ games behind the first place San Francisco Giants. Last weekend, Arizona lost two of three to the Padres in San Diego.

Pavin Smith is batting .268 to lead Arizona and the first baseman has a team high 99 hits. Josh Rojas is leading Arizona in home runs with 10 and on-base percentage at .351 while David Peralta is the leader in RBIs with 46. On Friday, Arizona will send Madison Bumgarner to the mound. The left-hander is 6-7 with an ERA of 4.42, 82 Ks and 22 BBs.

San Diego will defeat Arizona on Friday, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed 11 of San Diego's last 15 and in six of the last nine that Arizona has played at home. When these two face off head-to-head the OVER has cashed in five of the last seven. Arizona Is next to last in team ERA at 5.36 and starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a disappointing 4.42 ERA. Final Score Prediction, San Diego Padres win but our best play is OVER 8-3.

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