15* NL Friday Total ANNIHILATOR on Brewers/Diamondbacks UNDER 9.5
Milwaukee vs. Arizona,
05/25/2012 21:40 EDT,
Score: 7 - 1
Total: +100/+9½ Under
Oddsmakers have missed their mark badly tonight with the total set in the Milwaukee versus Arizona battle. Neither starting pitcher is getting the respect they deserve in this one. I look for Yovani Gallardo and Ian Kennedy to take part in a pitcher's duel.
Both Gallardo and Kennedy are off to sub-par starts, but the fact of the matter is that these two are Aces on their respective ball clubs, and they've pitched very well in the past. Kennedy was a 21-game winner just a year ago. Gallardo is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA in his last three starts, so he has certainly turned it around.
Gallardo owns the Diamondbacks, going 6-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 0.932 WHIP in seven career starts against Arizona. The UNDER is 5-2 in those seven contests. Kennedy is 1-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 1.133 WHIP in three career starts against Milwaukee. The UNDER is 4-1 in those five games.
The UNDER is 7-1-1 in Diamondbacks last 9 games following an off day. The UNDER is 10-1 in Kennedy's last 11 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game. The UNDER is 9-3 in Kennedy's last 12 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150. Roll with the UNDER in this game Friday.