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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres meet at PETCO Park.
Brandon McCarthy will be the starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks on this day. Righthander McCarthy is 5-9 this season with a 4.57 ERA.
The Padres will counter McCarthy with Eric Stults. Lefthander Stults has a 4.02 ERA to go along with a 9-13 record this season.
Arizona won its last outing, a 13-9 result against the Rockies on September 22. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (22) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Padres were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Arizona has won 2 straight games.
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.
Arizona: 79-76 SU
San Diego: 72-83 SU
Arizona most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
San Diego most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games at home
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
San Diego home to Arizona, Tuesday, September 24