The schedule maker has been extremely kind to the Diamondbacks so far in 2009 as this is their first road game of the year. Gamblers who bet on MLB odds might be backing the Diamondbacks again in this Friday matchup against San Francisco.
MLB betting stats tell us that the Diamondbacks won 11 of the 18 meetings against San Francisco last year. Arizona was 6-3 against the MLB odds at San Francisco a season a go. The Diamondbacks outscored the Giants 80-66 last year in the 18 meetings.
If you are going to bet on MLB action with Arizona early in the season you should be aware of that scheduling quirk we mentioned earlier. Someone really likes Arizona to get off to a good start. The MLB betting schedule shows that Arizona played their first nine games at home, then they have this three-game series at San Francisco and they get another 9-game home stand. That means 18 of their first 21 games this season will be at home.
Arizona could be an interesting team to follow in MLB betting this season. They were expected to win the NL West last season and really disappointed their followers who bet on MLB action. This year the Diamondbacks are picked behind the Dodgers and perhaps they can be a surprise team in MLB betting. The question marks for Arizona are an offense that is very young and a pitching staff that doesn’t have a lot of depth.
San Francisco has a pitching staff that should match up well with the Diamondbacks in MLB betting. In addition to Tim Lincecum who won the Cy Young last season, the Giants have other talented youngsters like Matt Cain. The key for San Francisco in MLB betting will be finding ways to score runs. The Giants were 37-44 at home last season which meant those MLB betting gamblers that went with the Giants lost money. Arizona was a disaster on the road last season going 34-47 but it is even worse than that considering how often they were MLB betting road favorites.
The two teams combined to average 8.1 runs per game in their matchups last season. That is right around an average number in MLB betting in the National League, especially with games in San Francisco at night. If Webb gets the start for Arizona it is likely the total will be 8 or lower in this MLB betting matchup.
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