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San Diego Padres host Arizona Diamondbacks in baseball action

Arizona Diamondbacks

San Diego Padres
79-76 September 23, 2013, 10:10 PM | PETCO Park 72-83

PETCO Park hosts an MLB battle between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

The match puts starter Brandon McCarthy for the Diamondbacks on the hill facing Eric Stults for the Padres. McCarthy brings a 5-9 mark to the game, while Stults is 9-13 to date on the season.

View Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Padres as -115 Favorite on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

The Padres - Diamondbacks odds would favor the Diamondbacks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Diego is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 14.

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 Diamondbacks grabbed a win last time out, defeating Juan Nicasio and the Rockies 13-9 on Sunday at Coors Field.

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. J.P. Howell shut down the Padres in their last game, striking out 0 in a 1-0 shutout over San Diego in baseball action at PETCO Park.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has baseball's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 8.26 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 9.19 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the list.

Defensively, Arizona features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.38 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.52 runs per game.

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

Next up:
Arizona at San Diego, Tuesday, September 24th