San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The San Diego Padres are ready to take on their divisional rival Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The matchup will get going at 4:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports San Diego to catch the action.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Oddsmakers are listing San Diego (+225) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-250). The total sits at 7.5 runs and gamblers can wager on the over or the under for -110. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the odds coming in at Padres +1.5 runs (+100) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (-120).

The Dodgers are 86-69 straight up (SU) and 68-86 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 25.1 units for moneyline bettors and 18.4 units (ATS). The Padres have gone 62-93 SU this year and are 74-80 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 11.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 27.8 units ATS.

Dodgers games have had an over/under record of 71-75-8 in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 74-74-6.

Joey Lucchesi will get the start for the visiting Padres. The left-handed Lucchesi is 8-8 with a 3.74 ERA and 131 strikeouts. He’s 0-2 with nine strikeouts and a 5.00 ERA against Los Angeles this year (two starts).

The Dodgers are turning to lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-3, 2.18 ERA), who’s got 78 strikeouts and 13 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.04. Ryu is 2-0 with 17 strikeouts and a 2.31 ERA over two starts against San Diego this year.

San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 5.18 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.35 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.50, along with a K/9 of 10.21.

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 4.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

San Diego’s offense has been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis. Hosmer is slashing .249/.315/.395 with 17 home runs, 65 RBIs and 71 runs scored, while Galvis (.240/.293/.371) is up to 13 homers, 66 RBIs and 59 runs scored.

For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s 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 69 games against NL West opponents, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 2.97 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.59.

Los Angeles’ offense has put up 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .247/.333/.488 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have paced the Dodgers’ hitters this year. Bellinger is hitting .258/.341/.465 with 23 home runs, 71 RBIs and 81 runs scored, and Taylor’s line sits at .252/.328/.446 with 17 homers, 61 RBIs and 78 runs.

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 5.3 units and are 29-32 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 20 of those games, as opposed to 36 which went under the total.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in only two of San Diego’s last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have won four of their last five games SU.
  • San Diego has recorded 19.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.2 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.