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San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Matchup Report

Arizona DiamondbacksSan Diego Padres
April 12, 10:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Odds

4-1TEAM RECORD2-4

PETCO Park hosts an MLB battle between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Ian Kennedy, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Padres trot Anthony Bass to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2012.

View Arizona vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Padres as +120 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Padres sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Diamondbacks sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.3 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Padres have averaged 5.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (7.4 per nine innings).

San Diego owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 7-rated defense.

Arizona lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Padres on April 11. Bettors who backed the Padres at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Diamondbacks endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Padres on Wednesday, with Joe Saunders throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at PETCO Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Diamondbacks at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 9 games on the road
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
San Diego is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Arizona
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Colorado, Friday, April 13
San Diego at LA Dodgers, Friday, April 13

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