San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing host to the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports San Diego will be televising the matchup.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-390) is hosting this one as the favorite against San Diego (+315) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at +100 for the under and -120 for the over. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Padres +1.5 runs (+155) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (-175).

The Padres have gone 50-81 SU this year and are 61-69 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 16.0 units for moneyline bettors and 28.4 units ATS. San Diego’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 68-61 SU and 55-73 ATS. The team’s lost 29.1 units for moneyline bettors and 17.8 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 60-63-5 in 2018. The Padres have an over/under record of 61-64-5.

Brett Kennedy is projected to start for San Diego. Kennedy is 0-2 with an 8.36 ERA and nine strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers are going with lefty Clayton Kershaw (6-5, 2.40 ERA), who’s got 115 punchouts and 20 walks, as well as a 1.01 WHIP. Kershaw is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against San Diego this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have yielded 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.21, a WHIP of 1.12 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.94 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 55 games against NL West opponents, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.07 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.90.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .270/.378/.438 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Dodgers’ hitters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is slashing .260/.344/.467 with 20 home runs, 62 RBIs and 72 runs scored, and Taylor is hitting .249 with 14 homers, 54 RBIs and 68 runs.

In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.23 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.39 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.53, along with a K-per-9 of 10.05.

The Padres offense has slashed .234/.299/.373 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game this season, including 3.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

First baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis continue to lead San Diego’s hitters. Hosmer is slashing .255/.319/.396 with 13 home runs, 54 RBIs and 58 runs scored, while Galvis (.239/.296/.374) has produced 11 homers, 55 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

The Padres have lost 10.7 units and are 15-25 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over’s hit in 21 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under against y starters.

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • San Diego has logged 12 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 16 XBH over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • San Diego has averaged 17.0 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Padres have dropped four of their last five games SU.