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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction: June 14th 2013

June 14th, 2013
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MLB Predictions: June 14th 2013
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
Pick: Padres -115 odds
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No plays on Thursday with the exception of the NBA Finals where we are 3-1 ATS in the series. We are looking for a huge weekend in MLB and it all starts on Friday where there are 10 pitchers with ERA’s under 3.00 and just 4 with ERA’s over 6.00 over their last three starts combined. I look at one pitcher and one team that has a ton of value right now as the free MLB pick of the day.

San Diego Padres (Eric Stults -117 1* FREE PLAY)
Eric Stults has been pretty consistent all year and comes into this game with a 0.73 WHIP over 22 innings with a 1.64 ERA over his last three starts combined. Stults will go up against the Diamondbacks who he’s had moderate success against. The Diamondbacks are a much stronger team against RHP this season as they have just a .249 average and are scoring 3.56 runs per 9 vs LHP on the year and 3.37 on the road. San Diego will back up Stults with a very good bullpen that has a 2.79 ERA at home.

Trevor Cahill will start on the opposite side and he has an ERA over 8 over his last three starts combined. Cahill on the season has just 5.69 K/9 and a 3.35 BB/9 which for me is not a very good ratio. He’s getting just 25.4 % of swings outside the zone and his only out pitch is his sinker and ability to get ground balls. The Padres don’t win with the long ball any way so I expect them to continue their hot hitting and for Cahill to struggle again. The Padres are 3rd with a .820 OPS over the last 7 days.