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MLB Game Preview - Diamondbacks underdogs vs Padres at San Diego

Arizona Diamondbacks

San Diego Padres
79-77 September 24, 2013, 10:10 PM | PETCO Park 73-83

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to grab a road win when they take on the Padres in San Diego at PETCO Park on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

Wade Miley, with a record of 10-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Padres trot Tyson Ross to the mound in this one. He is 3-8 so far in 2013.

View Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Odds and Stats.

Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Padres as -106 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Padres and the No. 14-rated Diamondbacks in this matchup.

Arizona lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Padres on September 23. Bettors who backed the Padres at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Arizona suffered a 4-1 loss against San Diego on Monday, as Brandon McCarthy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PETCO Park.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 28 ranked offense (3.74 runs per game) against a Diamondbacks defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.28 runs allowed per game. The Padres have been averaging 8.26 hits per game, less than the Diamondbacks have managed so far this season (9.17 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

A few Diamondbacks at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games
Arizona is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at San Diego, Wednesday, September 25th