15* Diamondbacks/Padres NL Late-Night BAILOUT on Arizona -132
Arizona vs. San Diego,
04/12/2012 22:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 1
Money Line: -132 Arizona
Ian Kennedy arguably should have won the Cy Young last season after going 21-4 with a 2.88 ERA and 1.086 WHIP with 198 strikeouts in 222 innings. Motivated to go after the prestigious award again, Kennedy is in line for another monster season.
He's off to a 1-0 start after beating the San Francisco Giants in their opener. Arizona has started fast, going 4-1 through their first five games with their only loss coming by a single run last night. I look for the Diamondbacks to have their revenge with the huge edge they have on the mound in this one.
Kennedy is 5-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 0.918 WHIP in seven lifetime starts versus San Diego. Padres' starter Anthony Bass, who has only started three games in his career, is no match for Kennedy in this one.
Kennedy is 15-1 against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. Kennedy is 14-1 against the money line vs. terrible power teams - averaging 0.75 or less HR's/game over the last 2 seasons. The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in Kennedy's last 5 starts vs. Padres. Roll with Arizona Thursday.