We delivered another winner with our Major League Baseball top betting play from Wednesday as the LA Dodgers behind Chad Billingsley and a much better hitting lineup beat the downtrodden Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 as a -130 betting favorite. That’s two starts for Billingsley and two wins and we were own each game as he was tagged as a bet on pitcher following a good close to last season. The Pirates are well the Pirates as the organization is run poorly and produces below average talent year in and year out. Our top betting selection from Thursday comes from the National League west divisional MLB game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres. First pitch from Petco Park is set for 10PM Eastern Time and you can watch it live over the MLB Package. With our MLB pick for today we will play on the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 6 ½ runs. The odds from the Diamondbacks and Padres were taken from Bovada sportsbook.
The MLB betting odds from this game opened up with the road team Arizona Diamondbacks favored by -140 odds with the Padres take back at +130 odds. The run over under opened at 6 ½ runs. Money has shown early from the MLB betting public on the home team as Arizona has been bet down to a -135 favorite with the odds on the home underdog San Diego Padres at +125 odds. The run over under has not moved off of 6 ½ runs. Those who bet the Arizona Diamondbacks on the run line will get back +135 odds. If you bet the San Diego Padres tonight on the run line and take the +1 ½ runs your return will be -145 odds.
The Diamondbacks starter tonight Ian Kennedy had great success pitching to this San Diego Padre lineup as he had just an ERA of 1.74 and a WHIP of 0.87 in three starts. In two road games at Petco Park this year the Diamondbacks have not hit the baseball as the team sports a .169 batting average with 21 strikeouts in 71 at bats.
The San Diego offense to start the 2012 year has simply been brutal as the club hits just .183 for the season and has also struck out a lot with 51 KO’s in 191 plate appearances. San Diego starter Anthony Bass pitched very well at Petco Park last season as the right hander saw work in 11 games and sported an ERA of just 1.04 in 17 innings pitched. We track the weather conditions very closely in Southern California in April and May. There are times like last week where there is warm weather and the ball will drive creating high scoring games. This week we have seen a weather change with milder climates and cooler weather at night. What transpired last night at Dodger Stadium and Petco Park were two under the total results in those weather conditions. With the heavy air tonight in San Diego and two solid pitching staffs the baseball will not carry so the game goes under tonight so bet it at online sports books.