Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Free Preview

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The San Diego Padres are traveling west to play their NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The matchup will get going at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports San Diego.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Vegas has listed San Diego (+225) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-250). Gamblers 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 runline odds standing at Padres +1.5 runs (+100) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (-120).

The Padres are 61-92 SU and have gone 73-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 14.3 units for moneyline bettors and 28.9 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 85-68 SU and 68-85 ATS. The team has lost 22.4 units for moneyline bettors and 17.1 units ATS.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 71-75-7 in 2018. Padres games have gone over 74 times, gone under 74 times and pushed on five instances.

Eric Lauer is getting 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 turning to lefty Rich Hill (9-5, 4.02 ERA), who has 136 strikeouts and 41 walks as well as a 1.21 WHIP. Hill is 1-1 with 15 strikeouts and a 2.77 ERA over two starts against San Diego this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. Its 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 have put 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 a slash-line of .258/.373/.497 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have led the way for the Dodgers’ offense this year. Bellinger is hitting .258/.342/.466 with 23 home runs, 71 RBIs and 81 runs scored, and Taylor’s line is .249/.325/.444 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 managed an ERA of 3.51, along with a K/9 of 10.18.

Padres hitters have slashed .235/.299/.381 on their 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 contests (2-3 SU).

First baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis continue to lead San Diego’s hitters. 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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in five of San Diego’s last seven outings.
  • The Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • San Diego has recorded 19.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.8 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.