Wednesday September 19,2012 : San Diego Padres vs. Arizona D-backs

With both teams fighting for a last playoff spot, this game will surely be one not to miss. This Tuesday they begin a three-game series, which could change the standings dramatically. There is only one and a half games separating the two teams in the standings, and both have a shot for the playoffs. The D-backs are coming into the series after winning their last game and are hoping to carry that momentum into the next game.

Arizona will be starting Ian Kennedy who has been both successful and not the past few games. Against San Diego he is 1-1 with a 5.4 ERA. His last start against San Diego was not fantastic as he allowed six runs on only four hits. San Diego will be starting Eric Stults, who has turned into one of San Diego’s best and most consistent starters, with an over ERA of 2.54. In terms of pitching, the advantage looks to go to the Padres as Arizona will have o make the most of their offensive chances.

If you are looking at online betting sites, many will note that the Padres are coming into the series with a 10-5 record against the D-backs. That is a pretty significant win percentage that should put them over the top in terms if odds. The D-backs are 31-28 against division opponents, which means that they do win more often than lose. However, those numbers are a little too close for comfort.

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