San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 3, 2024 9:40 PM

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May 3, 2024 6:34 AM
On May 3, 2024, the San Diego Padres will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in a prime-time matchup. The Padres, boasting an 8-6 road record, look to capitalize on their momentum against the Diamondbacks, who are .500 at home with an 8-8 record. With a scorching 91-degree forecast and zero chance of precipitation, the stage is set for an exciting showdown in the desert.
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San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Probable Pitchers

As the San Diego Padres take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, they're likely to rely on Dylan Cease to take the mound, bringing his impressive 2.78 ERA and 0.87 WHIP to the game. With 40 strikeouts under his belt already, Cease is poised to make a strong start and lead the Padres to a crucial victory.

As the probable starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Slade Cecconi brings a 2.25 ERA and 0.50 WHIP to the mound, posing a formidable challenge for the San Diego Padres' offense in their upcoming matchup. With 11 strikeouts in 12 full innings pitched, Cecconi's ability to miss bats could give the Padres' hitters fits in this crucial National League West showdown.

San Diego Padres Analysis

As the San Diego Padres prepare to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, there are several key statistics that could tip the scales in their favor. Their impressive batting average of .250, which ranks 6th in the league, suggests they'll be able to effectively capitalize on scoring opportunities. Furthermore, Fernando Tatis Jr.'s 6 home runs and Jake Cronenworth's 24 RBIs indicate that the Padres have the firepower to dent the scoreboard. With their 3rd-ranked runs scored tally of 163, it's clear that this lineup is capable of producing crooked numbers. However, they'll need to avoid the strikeout woes that have plagued them this season, as their 255 Ks rank 20th in the league. If they can get runners on base and limit the strikeouts, the Padres should be poised for a strong outing against the Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

As the Arizona Diamondbacks prepare to face the San Diego Padres, their offense will look to capitalize on their strengths, particularly their ability to score runs, where they rank 4th in the league. With a team batting average of .249 and 151 runs scored, the Diamondbacks will rely on leaders like Ketel Marte, who boasts a impressive .307 batting average, to get on base and create scoring opportunities. Meanwhile, Christian Walker's power at the plate, evident in his 7 home runs and 22 RBIs, will be crucial in driving in runs. With Slade Cecconi taking the mound, the Diamondbacks will need to provide him with ample run support to secure a win against the Padres.

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Jose Castillo (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Gabriel Moreno (C): Day-To-Day
  • Jorge Barrosa (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Ryne Nelson (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Alek Thomas (CF): 10-Day-IL

San Diego Padres

  • Justin Lopez (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Glenn Otto (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Noel Vela (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Tucupita Marcano (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Drew Carlton (RP): Day-To-Day

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks are currently favored to win, listed at -115, a slight increase from the opening odds of -105, while the Over/Under for the game is set at 8.5. The Padres will look to upset the Diamondbacks, who are slightly favored to take the win.

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San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction

I'm predicting a thrilling 4-3 finish, with the Diamondbacks edging out the Padres in a nail-biter!

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Jake McCarthy (ARI) Over 0.5 Hits -210
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 68.2%
  • Bet Units: 0.3
  • Fair Odds: -214
  • Market Width: 101
Dylan Cease (SD) Under 6.5 Strikeouts Thrown -115
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 54.3%
  • Bet Units: 0.4
  • Fair Odds: -119
  • Market Width: 30

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