Padres vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 31, 2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks are road underdogs () against the San Diego Padres () in the first game of the 2021 MLB campaign at PETCO Park on Thursday. First pitch is at 4:10 PM ET. Yu Darvish starts for San Diego while Arizona will counter with Madison Bumgarner.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 30, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Padres vs Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Darvish (SD) Pitcher Bumgarner (ARI)
8 – 3 W/L 1 – 4
76.0 IP 41.2
2.01 ERA 6.48
0.95 WHIP 1.39
11 K/9 6.5
1.5 BB/9 2.4

Padres Probable Starter Yu Darvish

  • Darvish will make his first start of the season for the Padres.
  • The 34-year-old right-hander started and threw 6 2/3 innings when he last appeared Friday, Oct. 2 against the Marlins.
  • Darvish did not pitch as a moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:11 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Madison Bumgarner

  • Bumgarner will make his first start of the season for the Diamondbacks.
  • The last time the 31-year-old lefty pitched was on Sunday, Sept. 27, throwing five scoreless innings as the starter against the Rockies.
  • Bumgarner and his team won three of the games he started as the moneyline underdog last season, with a record of 3-6.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:11 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Padres Betting Trends

  • Last season the Padres scored the third-most runs in baseball (325 total, 5.4 per game).
  • The Padres were favored on the moneyline 42 total times last season. They finished 26-16 in those games.
  • San Diego had a 4-1 record last year (winning 80% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -225 or shorter.
  • In the 58 games bookmakers set an over/under for San Diego, it combined with opponents to go over the total 28 times (28-29-1).

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks were underdogs in 39 games last season and won 16 (41%) of those contests.
  • Arizona entered five games last season as the underdog by +188 or more and was 1-4 in those contests.
  • Games involving Arizona went over the total set by bookmakers in 24 of 57 chances last season.

Padres Players to Watch

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. had 17 home runs and 45 runs batted in last season.
  • Tatis ranked 20th in hits (62), fifth in HR (17), and eighth in RBI (45) among the qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • Manny Machado hit .304 with 12 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 22 walks.
  • Machado ranked seventh in hits (68), seventh in HR (16), sixth in RBI (47), and 19th in BA (.304) among the qualifying hitters in baseball.

Padres Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Manny Machado 224 .304 44 16 47 .360 .940
Fernando Tatis Jr. 224 .277 50 17 45 .363 .934
Trent Grisham 215 .251 42 10 26 .352 .808
Wil Myers 198 .288 34 15 40 .353 .959
Jurickson Profar 180 .278 28 7 25 .343 .771
Jake Cronenworth 172 .285 26 4 20 .354 .831
Austin Nola 161 .273 24 7 28 .350 .822
Eric Hosmer 143 .287 23 9 36 .333 .850
Victor Caratini 116 .241 10 1 16 .328 .656
Tommy Pham 109 .211 13 3 12 .312 .624

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • David Peralta finished last season with a .300 batting average while adding five home runs and 34 RBI.
  • Peralta ranked 23rd in BA among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Christian Walker hit .271 with an OBP of .333 and a slugging percentage of .459.
  • Among qualified hitters, Walker ranked fourth in SLG in the league.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Walker 218 .271 35 7 34 .333 .792
David Peralta 203 .300 19 5 34 .339 .772
Eduardo Escobar 203 .212 22 4 20 .257 .592
Nick Ahmed 199 .266 29 5 29 .327 .729
Asdrúbal Cabrera 190 .242 23 8 31 .305 .752
Kole Calhoun 190 .226 35 16 40 .338 .864
Ketel Marte 181 .287 19 2 17 .323 .732
Carson Kelly 122 .221 11 5 19 .264 .649
Stephen Vogt 72 .167 6 1 7 .247 .525
Josh VanMeter 70 .129 9 2 6 .228 .485

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