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Baseball Matchup - Arizona Diamondbacks San Diego Padres Odds Preview

San Diego PadresArizona Diamondbacks
Sep 20, 3:40 PM | GrassChase Field

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

71-78TEAM RECORD74-74

The visiting Padres hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Clayton Richard, with a record of 13-12 on the season, gets the ball for the Padres, while the Diamondbacks trot Tyler Skaggs to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2012.

View San Diego vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Padres listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Diamondbacks at No. 11 in the National League and the Padres at No. 10 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Arizona and its National League No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 12 lineup of the Padres at 4 runs per outing.

San Diego brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Diamondbacks' league No. 8-ranked defense.

The Padres were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -154 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Diego didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to Arizona on Wednesday at Chase Field.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 2-8
After playing Arizona are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Padres at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Arizona
San Diego is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Arizona
San Diego is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
San Diego at San Francisco, Friday, September 21
Arizona at Colorado, Friday, September 21