San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers 5-25-2018

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers 5-25-2018

San Diego Padres (20-30) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (21-27)

Date : 05/25/2018
Time : 10:10 pm EST
Location : Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Game 1 of a 3-game set between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers will take place on Friday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, at 10:10 pm EST.  The Padres are currently in last place in the NL West while the Dodgers are in 4th place.  This will be the 3rd meeting of the year (as well as at Dodger Stadium) amongst these two teams, however, the Dodgers have won 4 of the last 6 matchups.

San Diego Padres's Latest Performance :

The Padres come into this matchup winners of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U has been 3-2.  Recently, the Padres tied the Colorado Rockies in a 2-game home set on 5-15-2018 while winning a 4-game road set versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on 5-20-2018.  The Padres, however, came out flat in their following 3-game road series versus the Nationals and have lost the first 2 games of the set.

For the season, San Diego averages 3.76 runs per game (28th) with a team batting average of .227 (28th), 43 homers (27th) and 33 stolen bases on the year (5th).  Their pitching staff possesses an ERA of 4.19 (16th) with 439 strikeouts (7th) and 17 quality starts thus far (21st).

Jose Pirela (.266 BA on 192 AB), Eric Hosmer (.263 BA on 175 AB), and Freddy Galvis (.230 BA on 178 AB) have been the few bright spots for this San Diego squad.

Tyson Ross (3-3) has pitched 53.2 innings while allowing 22 runs on 42 hits, 4 homers, 22 walks, and 55 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.35 has also been solid at the mound.  Clayton Richard (3-5) has been improving for the Padres this season and has pitched 61 innings while allowing 34 runs on 64 hits, 6 homers, 21 walks, and 54 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.87.

Los Angeles Dodgers's Latest Performance :

The Dodgers come into this matchup winners of 4 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 2-2-1.  Recently, the Dodgers dropped a 3-game road series to the Marlins on 5-17-2018, however, won a 4-game road set against the dangerous Washington Nationals on 5-220-2018 (with game 1 being postponed due to weather conditions).  They would go on to tie their current 3-game road set against the Colorado Rockies by picking up a 5-3 win on 5-22-2018.

The Dodgers average 4.31 runs per game (16th) with a team batting average of .236 (23rd), 48 homers (21st), along with 14 stolen bases (28th).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.72 (12th) with 464 strikeouts (4th) along with 20 quality starts (14th).

Yasmani Grandal (.255 BA on 145 AB), Cody Bellinger (.245 BA on 184 AB), and Corey Seager (.267 BA on 101 AB) have been the leaders offensively for the Dodgers this season.  Chris Taylor (.242 BA on 190 AB) has also been pivotal to the Dodger’s offensive attack.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-0) has pitched 29.1 innings while allowing 7 runs on 16 hits, 3 homers, 10 walks, and 36 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.12 while Clayton Kershaw (1-4) has pitched 44 innings while allowing 14 runs on 40 hits, 7 homers, 10 walks, and 48 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.86.  Alex Wood (1-4) has pitched 57 innings while allowing 24 runs on 49 hits, 4 homers, 9 walks, and 51 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.32.

How San Diego Padres & Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

For the season, the Dodgers are 18-30 ATS while the O/U is 23-23-2.  On the other hand, the Padres are 25-25 ATS while the O/U is 23-25-2.

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This matchup will be interesting in that you have two teams that have managed to pick up some wins lately.  In other words, despite their awful season, both the Padres and the Dodgers have recently been playing well enough to string together some wins.  Most importantly, they seek to continue their recent play against their division foe.  Clayton Richard (1-4) will get the start on Friday and has been dominated by the Dodger lineup in recent matchups.  While the pitcher for the dodgers have not been determined, it could very well be a long night for the Padres in game 1.

Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Dodgers

My reason for the pick :

Each of these teams have received a huge momentum boost in recent games.  The Padres are winners of 6 of their last 10 while the Dodgers have won 5 of their last 6 contests.  Combine this with the fact that this matchup will be within the NL West where the Dodgers and Padres each bring up the rear of the division, expect the Dodgers to take advantage of their dominance against Richard in the past and squeak out yet another all-important victory, thus further separating themselves from the last place Padres.

Betting trends for San Diego Padres:

  • Betting trends for San Diego Padres

    • The Padres are 5-9 in last 14 road games
    • The Over is 5-3 in Padres last 8 games

Betting trends for Los Angeles Dodgers:

  • Betting Trends for Los Angeles Dodgers

    • The Dodgers are 5-1 in last 5 games
    • The Under is 7-4-1 in Dodgers last 12 games


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