MLB Matchups  >>  Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Preview 05/03/2014

 
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres will meet on the field at PETCO Park on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Diamondbacks will trot Brandon McCarthy out to the mound in this one. Righthander McCarthy has a 0-5 record and a 5.54 ERA this season.

The Padres will counter McCarthy with Ian Kennedy. Righthander Kennedy has a 3.16 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Padres listed as 142-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +139 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Arizona has won 2 straight games.
San Diego has lost 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Arizona: 10-22 SU
San Diego: 13-17 SU
ARIZONA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

SAN DIEGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona

NEXT UP:
San Diego home to Arizona, Sunday, May 4