MLB Game Preview - Padres underdogs vs Yankees at San Diego
New York Yankees vs San Diego Padres Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Saturday as the Padres take on the Yankees at PETCO Park in a key battle on the odds menu.
Tyson Ross gets the call for the San Diego Padres and he will try to build on a 2-1 mark. In the other dugout, Ivan Nova brings a 3-4 ledger to the game for the Yankees as he tries to quiet the Padres bats.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Padres rated this week at No. 15 and the Yankees sitting at No. 9.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's National League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Padres have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for New York, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at +113 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to San Diego on Friday at PETCO Park.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 7-2
After a loss are 6-4
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After playing NY Yankees are 1-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Yankees at Padres trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Diego is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees at San Diego, Sunday, August 4