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The San Diego Padres are set to play their NL West foe Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The game gets underway 4:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports San Diego will be televising the matchup.

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Vegas has listed Los Angeles (-230) as the favorite over San Diego (+210). The total sits at 8 runs and bettors can wager on the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at -105 for the Padres +1.5 runs and -115 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs.

The Dodgers are 69-61 straight up (SU) and 56-73 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 28.1 units for moneyline bettors and 16.8 units (ATS). The Padres, on the other hand, have gone 50-82 SU this year and are 61-70 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 17.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 29.4 units ATS.

Neither squad has been a strong over/under play this season. Los Angeles games have a 61-63-5 over/under record in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 62-64-5.

Robbie Erlin will get the start for the visiting Padres. The southpaw Erlin is 3-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 65 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 7.94 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Dodgers will send lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-1, 2.27 ERA) to the mound. Ryu has 46 strikeouts and 11 walks to his credit, as well as a 0.86 WHIP. Ryu is 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against San Diego this year.

San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.23 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.40 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.52, along with a K-per-9 of 10.03.

Padres hitters have slashed .234/.299/.373 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game this season, including 3.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

San Diego’s offense has been fueled by first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis. Hosmer is hitting .252/.316/.392 with 13 home runs, 55 RBIs and 58 runs scored, while Galvis (.241/.296/.373) is up to 11 homers, 56 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.20, a WHIP of 1.12 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.93 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 56 divisional games, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.05 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.87.

Los Angeles’ hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .240/.348/.406 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have led the Dodgers’ offense this year. Bellinger is slashing .259/.342/.464 with 20 home runs, 62 RBIs and 72 runs scored, while Taylor’s line is .248/.323/.438 with 14 homers, 54 RBIs and 68 runs.

The Padres have lost 11.7 units and are 15-26 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 22 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 5.8 units and are 23-26 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in 15 of those games, compared to 31 that went under the total.

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Padres have dropped five of their last six games SU.
  • San Diego has recorded 17.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 18.8 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.