Bet Jamaica MLB Preview — Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by Dirty on September 1, 2009

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet at Dodger Stadium.

The Diamondbacks will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Yusmeiro Petit in this game. Petit has a 3-8 record and a 5.38 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Vicente Padilla who starts for the Dodgers. Righthander Padilla is 9-6 with a 4.86 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 193-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Rusty Ryal’s solo shot in the top of the 10th inning broke a 3-3 tie, as the Diamondbacks went on to upend the Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night.

Arizona won as +160 road underdogs, while the teams played OVER the 7.5-run total set by oddsmakers.

Augie Ojeda was 3-for-4 with three runs batted in for the Diamondbacks, as Esmerling Vasquez picked up the victory in relief of starter Doug Davis for Arizona.

Manny Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a homer, while James McDonald was handed the loss after allowing the go-ahead runs in the top of the 10th inning.

Current streak:
Arizona has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Arizona: 60-72 SU
Los Angeles: 78-54 SU

Arizona most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 5-12 SU in their last 17 games when playing LA Dodgers
Arizona is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Arizona is 2-9 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Arizona
LA Dodgers are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games when playing Arizona
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Arizona, Wednesday, September 2

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