1* Free Pick on Padres -105
Great price here on a home team with one of their most effective starters on the mound. Lefty Clayton Richard has been rock-solid for the Padres this season, particularly at home where he has a 2.91 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over six starts. He’s also been red-hot recently, winning two of his last three starts while posting a 2.42 ERA and 0.895 WHIP.
Richard’s counterpart for the Reds will be Homer Bailey. Bailey has put up some decent numbers on the road on the whole this season, but he’s just 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in his three most recent starts.
Now, the San Diego offense is one of the worst in the NL, and we know this, but keep in mind that the Reds don’t hit very well on the road, nor against left-handed starters. Take the Padres.