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MLB BASEBALL

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet at Chase Field.

The Padres will give the ball to starter Eric Stults in this one. Lefthander Stults is 4-3 this season with a 4.05 ERA.

Stults's opponent in this one will be Brandon McCarthy. The Diamondbacks righthander has a 4.74 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

In their last action, San Diego was a 5-3 loser at home against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Arizona was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.
Arizona has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
San Diego: 21-25 SU
Arizona: 26-21 SU

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Arizona most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
San Diego is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Arizona
San Diego is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Diego's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games when playing San Diego
Arizona is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
Arizona home to San Diego, Saturday, May 25