Los Angeles Angels at San Diego Padres Free Preview

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The San Diego Padres are squaring off against the Los Angeles Angels at PETCO Park. This interleague matchup will get underway at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports San Diego.

Los Angeles Angels vs. San Diego Padres Odds

San Diego (+110) is coming into this one as the underdog to Los Angeles (-120) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Angels -1.5 runs (+125) and Padres +1.5 runs (-145).

The Angels have gone 60-60 SU this year and are 54-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 18.0 units ATS. The Padres, on the other hand, are 48-73 SU and 57-63 ATS. The team has lost 10.3 units for moneyline bettors and 25.4 units ATS.

Padres games have had an over/under record of 57-58-5 in 2018. Angels games have gone under 59 times, gone over 51 times and pushed on nine instances.

Jaime Barria is getting the start for Los Angeles. The right-handed Barria is 7-7 with a 3.59 ERA and 64 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Padres this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Padres will send Brett Kennedy (0-1, 13.50 ERA) to the mound. Kennedy has three punchouts and zero walks to his credit, as well as a 2.75 WHIP. Kennedy did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

As a unit, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have a 5.06 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.52 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 9.8 K/9.

San Diego’s offense is putting up 3.9 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .258/.339/.429 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Padres’ batters have been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis. Hosmer is hitting .255/.321/.389 with 11 home runs, 49 RBIs and 53 runs scored, and Galvis is hitting .240 with nine homers, 49 RBIs and 44 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.22 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.76 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.65, along with a K-per-9 of 8.79.

The Angels offense has slashed .247/.321/.421 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this season, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles’ offense has been sparked by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Mike Trout, who have combined to blast 37 home runs. Simmons is slashing .303/.355/.424 with seven home runs, 53 RBIs and 56 runs scored, while Trout (.309/.459/.624) has produced 30 homers, 60 RBIs, 82 runs and 21 stolen bases.

Los Angeles Angels at San Diego Padres Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles has logged 19 extra-base hits over its last five contests. San Diego has 13 XBH over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.
  • The Los Angeles defense has allowed zero errors over its last five games, compared to six errors for San Diego over its last five.