San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers 5-27-2018




San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers 5-27-2018

San Diego Padres (21-30) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (22-27)

Date : 05/27/2018
Time : 4:10 pm EST
Location : Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers

The finale of a 3-game set between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers will take place on Saturday 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, would come out flat in their following 3-game road series versus the Nationals and would suffer another series loss on 5-23-2018.

For the season, San Diego averages 3.75 runs per game (28th) with a team batting average of .227 (28th), 43 homers (27th) and 34 stolen bases on the year (5th).  Their pitching staff possesses an ERA of 4.13 (18th) with 451 strikeouts (7th) and 18 quality starts thus far (21st).

Jose Pirela (.260 BA on 196 AB), Eric Hosmer (.268 BA on 179 AB), and Freddy Galvis (.236 BA on 182 AB) have been the few bright spots for this San Diego squad.

Tyson Ross (4-3) has pitched 60.1 innings while allowing 23 runs on 47 hits, 5 homers, 23 walks, and 64 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.13 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 5-22-2018 (with game 1 being postponed due to weather conditions).  They would go on to win a 3-game road set against the Colorado Rockies by picking up a 5-3 win on 5-22-2018.

The Dodgers average 4.29 runs per game (15th) with a team batting average of .236 (22nd), 48 homers (22nd), along with 14 stolen bases (28th).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.65 (10th) with 479 strikeouts (4th) along with 21 quality starts (11th).

Yasmani Grandal (.255 BA on 145 AB), Cody Bellinger (.243 BA on 185 AB), and Corey Seager (.267 BA on 101 AB) have been the leaders offensively for the Dodgers this season.  Chris Taylor (.241 BA on 191 AB) has also been pivotal to the Dodger’s offensive attack.

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 19-30 ATS while the O/U is 23-24-2.  On the other hand, the Padres are 26-25 ATS while the O/U is 23-26-2.

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Both teams have certainly found life lately with the Padres winning 3 of 5 and the Dodgers winners of 4 of their last 5.  The pitcher for the Padres is yet to be determined, however, Walker Buehler (2-1) will come to the mound looking to pick up his first win in the last 4 outings.  In his last outing versus the Padres, right-hander pitched 6 innings while allowing 0 runs and 0 hits, 3 walks, and 8 strikeouts in a 4-0 road win on 5-4-2018.  In all, the Dodgers look to separate themselves from last place San Diego in the NL West division with a win in the finale.

Totals Selection: Under

My reason for the prediction :

The under has been the play in 3 of Buehler’s last 4 starts while it has been prevalent in 2 of the last 3 games for the Padres and Dodgers.  Also, though both teams are winning at his point in the season, they continue to go through spells where they find it difficult to obtain timely hits in order to score.  With that being said, combined with a solid pitcher coming to the mound for the Dodgers, expect the under to be the play once again in a matchup between the 4th and 5th place team in the NL West.

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

Falepa

A sports analyst and enthusiast, Filipa enjoys writing articles for NHL, NBA, NCAAB, and, of course, for NCAAF. In addition, he enjoys the true art of breaking down games in such as way as to locate certain trends that can impact future contests. With a willingness to research, construct, and relay information that any reader can understand, Filipa aims to provide the reader with interesting & indepth knowledge for upcoming sporting events.