The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking their fourth consecutive win as they play host to the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Fox Sports San Diego will be airing the action and the opening pitch is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. ET.
San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Los Angeles (-280) is hosting this one as the favorite over San Diego (+240) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -105 for the under and -115 for the over. Runline odds sit at +115 for taking the Padres +1.5 runs and -135 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs.
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. San Diego is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 85-68 SU and 68-85 ATS. The team’s 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.
Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 71-75-7 in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 74-74-5.
Jacob Nix will get the start for San Diego. The right-handed Nix is 2-3 with a 5.75 ERA and 19 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Dodgers are preparing 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 over two starts against San Diego this year.
Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 3.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.21, a WHIP of 1.12 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.5. 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.
Los Angeles’ hitters have produced 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 hit .258/.373/.497 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
First baseman Cody Bellinger and outfielder 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 batting .249 with 17 homers, 61 RBIs and 77 runs.
In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff 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.
Padres hitters have slashed .235/.299/.381 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game this year, 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 slashing .251/.316/.399 with 17 home runs, 65 RBIs and 71 runs scored, while Galvis (.240/.293/.368) is up to 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 in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 19.8 units and are 39-54 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 51 of those games, compared to 39 that went under the total.
San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER