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MLB Game Preview - Padres underdogs vs Diamondbacks at Arizona

San Diego PadresArizona Diamondbacks
Aug 25, 8:10 PM | GrassChase Field

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

57-70TEAM RECORD64-62

San Diego pays a visit to Arizona on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Diamondbacks bats in baseball action at Chase Field.

Arizona sends Ian Kennedy out against Clayton Richard for the Padres in this game. Kennedy is 11-10 with a 4.24 ERA on the season, while Richard is 10-12 on the year and has a 3.73 ERA.

View San Diego vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Diamondbacks as -165 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Diamondbacks at No. 8 in the National League and the Padres at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's National League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, San Diego was a 5-0 winner on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on San Diego at +170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Padres didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Arizona 5-0 on Friday at Chase Field.

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

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Padres at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Arizona's last 13 games when playing San Diego
Arizona is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Arizona is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing at home against San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at Arizona, Sunday, August 26