Padres Vie for an Online Baseball Betting Turnaround
Posted by: Charlie Smith
While most of the nation is busy trying to stay dry during this spring season, the other half is looking at the latest online baseball betting lines to determine which game has the most auspicious odds. No doubt Tuesday brings just that with it as the MLB has a total of 15 games on the schedule for sportsbook players to get their fix on.
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All around the league, things remain pretty competitive atop each division. In fact, other than the Houston Astros, no team enjoys something larger than a one-game lead (Detroit Tigers in American League Central). The Astros will get an opportunity to build on the lead when they face the Angels later this evening, but the odds most baseball betting sites are offering for the Diamondback-Padres matchup make that late-night contest even more appealing.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres – Game 1 – April 18, 2017
When: 10:10 pm ET
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California
TV: MLB TV, Local Broadcasts
Series: First of Three Game Series
Online Baseball Betting Odds:
Arizona Diamondbacks -1 ½ (+135) 8 (EV) -120
San Diego Padres +1 ½ (-155) 8 (-120) +110
The Diamondbacks are coming off an extremely disappointing season that saw the club post a .426 win percentage. There’s no denying that the Diamondbacks are experiencing a ‘rebuilding’ season and Arizona will be content with just posting a winning record. They’ve certainly started the season the right way and their 9-5 record gives Arizona fans hope that the team can break their 5-year postseason drought. The Diamondbacks winning record is good enough to tie them for first place atop the NL West alongside the Colorado Rockies. This three game series against the Padres will mark the first time these two NL West rivals have faced each other.
So far this season, the Diamondbacks are tied for second in runs (62), 6th in batting average (.264), 11th in on-base percentage (.324), and 11th in slugging percentage (.412). Arizona will be sending Shelby Miller to the mound, who has posted a 1-1 record with a 5.06 ERA this season.
San Diego Padres
Like the Diamondbacks, Tuesday night’s online baseball betting underdogs are also coming of an abysmal season. Nevertheless, are hopeful that they too can break their postseason drought, albeit theirs is a decade in the making. But unlike the Diamondbacks – who have gotten off to a great start this season, the Padres seem like they are on track for an equally disappointing performance. San Diego currently has a 5-9 record, which ties the Padres with the San Francisco Giants for last in the NL West.
On paper, San Diego also looks disappointing as they are 26th in runs (45), 28th in batting average 9.210), 27th in on base percentage (.288), and 22nd in slugging percentage (.373). The Padres will start Jarred Cosart Tuesday evening. Cosart owns a 0-0 record but has a 3.86 ERA.