The Los Angeles Dodgers will go for their fourth straight win as they play host to the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Fox Sports San Diego will showcase the matchup. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET.
San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (-250) as the favorite over San Diego (+225). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over 7.5 runs and -110 for under 7.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at +100 for the Padres +1.5 runs and -120 for the Dodgers -1.5.
The Dodgers are 85-68 straight up (SU) and 68-85 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 22.4 units for moneyline bettors and 17.1 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. On the other hand, the Padres have gone 61-92 SU this year and are 73-80 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 14.3 units for moneyline bettors and 28.9 units ATS. San Diego is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.
Dodgers games have had an over/under record of 71-75-7 in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 74-74-5.
Eric Lauer will get the nod for the visiting Padres. Lauer is 5-7 with a 4.74 ERA and 89 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 0.61 ERA against Los Angeles this year (two starts).
The Dodgers are planning to start lefty Rich Hill (9-5, 4.02 ERA), who’s got 136 strikeouts and 41 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.21 WHIP. Hill is 1-1 with 15 strikeouts and a 2.77 ERA across two starts against San Diego this year.
As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has yielded 3.8 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 3.21 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.73 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 67 divisional games, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 2.98 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.59.
The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .258/.373/.497 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have led the Dodgers’ batters this year. Bellinger is slashing .258/.342/.466 with 23 home runs, 71 RBIs and 81 runs scored, while Taylor is hitting .249 with 17 homers, 61 RBIs and 77 runs.
In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 5.15 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.34 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.51, along with a WHIP of 1.47 and a K/9 of 10.18.
The Padres offense has slashed .235/.299/.381 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
San Diego’s offensive production has been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis. Hosmer is hitting .251/.316/.399 with 17 home runs, 65 RBIs and 71 runs scored, while Galvis is hitting .240/.293/.368 with 12 homers, 65 RBIs and 57 runs scored.
The Padres have lost 15.1 units and are 19-32 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 29 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.
San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER
San Diego has tallied 16 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Los Angeles has 17 XBH over its last five.
The Padres have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
Los Angeles has recorded 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.4 over its last five.
The Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games SU.
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