Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Thursday May 7th, 2015. At 9:40 PM EST.
The (15-14) San Diego Padres of the National League West Division will travel to the “GRAND CANYON STATE” for the first of a four-game set. San Diego will play the (11-14) Arizona Diamondbacks also of the National League West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The Best Sports Handicapper believes San Diego will contend for a playoff spot in 2015. Arizona is doing the best they can with their talent. The opening betting line has San Diego as a -120 road favorite; the betting total is nine runs for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 San Diego Padres beat San Francisco on Wednesday. The Padres have won four of their last six baseball games. San Diego is four games out of first place in the NL West. First Baseman Yonder Alonso lead the offensive charge with a .33 batting average and has an on-base percentage of .415. Free Agent acquisition Justin Upton is the leader in home runs and runs batted in. Former Dodgers standout Matt Kemp leads the Padres in hits. San Diego ends their road trip on May 13th. Catcher Tim Federowicz is on the 60-day disabled list with a injured knee. San Diego is 1-7 their last eight MLB games on Thursday’s. The betting odds under the total are 13-5-1 San Diego last nineteen on Thursday’s. The San Diego Padres are 4-6 their last ten MLB Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. The San Diego Padres will have Right Hander Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0) with a 2.95 ERA to the pitchers mound for game one of the series. The native of Cuba got hit early and often in his last start, a 14-3 home loss to Houston. The San Diego Padres are 7/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado on May 6th. Arizona is fourth in the NL West, five and a half games out of first place. First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt is off to a great start at the plate. Goldschmidt is the team leader in hits, runs batted in, home runs, on-base percentage and batting average. Arizona is hitting .250 as a team. Arizona will play their next seven baseball games at home. The betting odds under the total are 5-1-2 Arizona last eight MLB games as an underdog. Arizona are 15-41 their last fifty-six as an underdog. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. Arizona will have the Right Handed Rubby De La Rosa on the hill. De La Rosa is (2-2) this season with a 5.40 era. He went five inning, giving up three hits and five runs in an 8-0 road loss to the Dodgers on May 1st. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 170/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Title.