Oakland Athletics at Arizona Diamondbacks 6/19/08 Preview

MLB Betting Preview
Oakland Athletics at Arizona Diamondbacks
Thursday, 3:40 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Athletics  – 110 ,  Total  8.5 Over -120

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the Oakland Athletics in the final game of a three-game set on Thursday.  Doug Davis takes the mound for the Diamondbacks while the A’s counter with Greg Smith.  Davis is 2-3 on the season with a 3.99 ERA while Smith is 4-5 with a 3.62 ERA.
SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Diamondbacks at Home.

Davis pitched well in his last start against Kansas City, giving up just six hits and four walks in 7 shutout innings but he did not get a decision.  He has not won since late May. Smith went five innings in his last start against the Giants, giving up one run on three hits.  He has never faced Arizona in his career but could have a little extra motivation as Arizona was the team that selected him in the 2005 Draft.

Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game.  The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Athletics are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record. The Athletics are 1-6 in their last 7 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Athletics are 5-2 in Smith’s last 7 starts as a favorite.

SBG Global Current Line: Athletics  – 112 ,  Total  8.5 Over -125

The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in their last 5 Interleague games vs. a left-handed starter. The Diamondbacks are 9-4 in their last 13 Thursday games. The Diamondbacks are 11-5 in their last 16 games as a home underdog. The Diamondbacks are 3-7 in their last 10 home games. The Diamondbacks are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. the American League West. The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Diamondbacks are 17-5 in Davis’ last 22 home starts.

The Under is 5-0 in the Athletics last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
The Over is 5-1-1 in the Athletics last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Over is 7-3-1 in the Athletics last 11 Thursday games. The Under is 45-22-3 in the Athletics last 70 vs. the National League West. The Under is 7-1-1 in Smith’s last 9 starts overall. The Under is 5-1 in Smith’s last 6 road starts.

The Over is 5-1-1 in the Diamondbacks last 7 overall. The Over is 9-3 in the Diamondbacks last 12 vs. the American League West. The Over is 11-4-1 in the Diamondbacks last 16 Interleague games. The Over is 22-10-2 in the Diamondbacks last 34 Interleague home games. The Over is 6-2 in Davis’ last 8 home starts. The Over is 11-4 in Davis’ last 15 starts overall. The Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona between the two teams.

Pick: DBacks under 8.5 3units