Sports Betting - Thursday 28 July 2011 by

MLB Preview: Diamondback vs. Padres Betting Odds & Free Pick

Arizona can break out the brooms as we bring you our MLB preview of the Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres. The betting odds for today’s Free Pick are courtesy of the sportsbook at the BetOnline sports wagering website. We are going to slither with Snakes here!

MLB Preview: Diamondback vs. Padres Betting Odds & Free Pick

MLB Preview: Diamondback vs. Padres Betting Odds & Free Pick: Arizona took the first two match-ups in this three game series by a 10-4 combined final score. The Snakes are looking for their first series sweep since May 21-23 when they dusted off the Kansas City Royals.

Sunny San Diego is the site of this matinee Major League Baseball wagering action with the first pitch slated for 3:55 PM ET on Thursday, July 28, 2011, from PETCO Park in California.

MLB Probable Pitchers: Diamondbacks @ Padres

Arizona (57-47) sends RPH Daniel Hudson (10-6 3.72 ERA) to the hill for today’s contest. The Colorado Rookies roughed up Hudson in his last start as he lost for the first time since May 12, 2011 (6.1 IP 10 H 5 ER). The sophomore had been sharp prior to that – allowed two runs or less in six of his previous eight starts.

San Diego (45-60) will counter by sending RHP Mat Latos (5-10 4.05 ERA) to bump at PETCO Park. Latos has shown good control recently as he owns a 55-23 strikeouts to walks ratio over his last ten starts. Latos is facing the Diamondbacks for the first time this season.

MLB Betting Odds – Padres vs. Diamondbacks Free Pick

A quick look at our odds comparison application shows the best betting lines for this match-up can be found at the BetOnline sportsbook.

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Arizona has won four of six meetings against San Diego this year and they have covered the run line in three of those four wins. Jason Upton has been on fire for the Diamondbacks as he has 17 hits and 15 RBI in his last 30 plate appearances.

The Diamondbacks get a boast at the plate when Hudson starts as he owns a .333 batting average (14 for 42) and has knocked in 12 runs to help his own cause.

San Diego was facing a sweep in Philadelphia the last time they were featured in our Free Pick. Much to our chagrin, they came away with a 5-4 win over Cliff Lee and the Phillies.

We don’t see them avoiding a sweep this time around and we will dabble with the Diamondbacks today!

Take the Diamondbacks over the Padres at (-105) with the BetOnline Money Line!

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