MLB Game Preview - Padres underdogs vs Diamondbacks at Arizona
San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting San Diego duelling Arizona on Saturday at Chase Field.
It's a pitching duel between Tyler Skaggs for the Diamondbacks (2-2 on the year) and Andrew Cashner for San Diego (6-5 so far).
The Padres were listed as +-135 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Diamondbacks and the National League No. 15-rated Padres in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Padres defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Padres batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
San Diego was a 10-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Diamondbacks. They lost as +119 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. San Diego was routed on Friday at Chase Field, having a 10-0 loss put on them by the Arizona Diamondbacks in baseball betting action.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Padres at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games on the road
San Diego is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Arizona's last 22 games at home
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego at Arizona, Sunday, July 28