The Arizona Diamondbacks may have one of the best names in sporting history, but their glittering history doesn’t end there, despite being one of the newest franchises in Major League Baseball. Formed in 1998, ‘The D-backs’ are based in Phoenix and play in the National League West Division with their home games taking place at Chase Field. They have the proud distinction of being the fastest expansion team ever to have won a World Series, completing a memorable year in the 2001 season.
Having won 5 West Division Pennants and that magical 2001 World Series, The D-backs are known for having some thrilling players to watch. Luis Gonzalez is easily their most recognied hitter, with almost 1,200 games between 1999-2006. Randy Johnson was on the winning side with The D-backs no less than 118 times, including that 2001 World Series victory.
In winning the 2001 World Series, The D-backs went down in history for the speed with which they achieved it. Manager Bob Brenly had presided over a stellar season, as The D-backs finished the regular season with a record of 92-70. The D-backs’ opponents, in what is recognised as one of the best World Series finals ever, were the record holders for the most wins, the New York Yankees. They had finished the regular season with a record of 95-65 and were in great form, but The D-backs won 4-3,.
Winning the West Divison in 2002, 2007 & 2011, The D-backs are now a well-established West Division side, but in recent years have struggled to progress to the playoffs, unable to crack the top two of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Arizona Diamondbacks Next Regular Season Game
Whether its at Chase Field or on the road, The D-backs are going to be a powerhouse offensive side this year. Pay attention to the betting line as the game approaches.
Arizona Diamondbacks Game Schedule
The D-backs are going to have to improve their record aginst the L.A. Dodgers and the Giants if they’re to have any chance of making the 2016 playoffs and be involved in postseason.
Take a look at the forthcoming schedule as The Arizona Diamondbacks look to win their second World Series and first in fifteen years.
What Are The Current Arizona Diamondbacks Standings
Falling short in the National League West Division last season, The D-backs will be looking to bounce back in 2016. Check out the race for a MLB playoff pace right here.
Arizona Diamondbacks Online Betting Tips
The D-backs may not be favourites for the West Division, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make money on them. Backing them to have a winning season doesn’t seem like good value and we still see them being outhit by teams like The Giants and the Dodgers, especially on the road.
Back The D-backs to win against other West Division opponents on the straight moneyline for most games at Chase Field. We think over the season they’ll return a tidy profit.
Taking the over 7.5 line in defeats against the L.A. Dodgers will definitely make you money as the attacking prowess of The Dodgers largely outweighs The D-backs’ defense.
Where Can I Bet On The Arizona Diamondbacks Online
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