The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to stay hot when they host the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game set on Tuesday night. With L.A. looking to extend its winning ways and the Padres looking to find the consistency that has eluded them all season long, let’s find out where the best value lies in this NL West battle.
Padres vs Dodgers MLB Lines, Betting Analysis & Prediction
- When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:10 PM ET
- Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: SNLA, FSSD
- Radio: San Diego / Los Angeles
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: San Diego +150 /LA Dodgers -160 / Total: 7.5
- San Diego – Chris Paddack – RH (3-1, 1.55 ERA)
- Los Angeles – Clayton Kershaw – LH (2-0, 3.31 ERA)
Why Bet On San Diego?
The Padres have alternated wins and losses over their last six games but they were on the wrong end of a humbling 10-7 loss to Colorado on Sunday. San Diego scored four runs in the top of the ninth on singles by Wil Myers, Manuel Margot and Greg Garcia followed by a three-run homer by Franmil Reyes. However, it wasn’t enough as Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon drove in three runs with a pair of homers while Daniel Murphy added a three-run double.
The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. For this contest, San Diego will hand the ball to right-hander Chris Paddack. The 23-year-old has been phenomenal this season and comes into this contest off a fantastic outing in which he limited the Mets to just four hits while striking out 11 in 7.2 shutout innings. As a matter of fact, Paddack has allowed just two runs over his last three starts spanning a combined 20.2 innings.
- Runs: 3.95
- Hits: 7.63
- Walks: 2.49
- Strike Outs: 9.56
- Runs: 4.22
- Hits: 8.10
- Walks: 2.73
- Strike Outs: 9.12
Why Bet On The LA Dodgers?
The Dodgers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games, although they’ve split their last four. Still. L.A. comes into this contest off a commanding 6-0 win over Washington on Sunday as Hyun-Jin Ryu no-hit the visiting Nationals for 7.1 innings while Corey Seager added a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth and drove in five runs to lead the way to victory.
The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. Los Angeles will hand the ball to veteran southpaw Clayton Kershaw who has gone an overpowering 18-6 with a 1.97 ERA and 242 strikeouts in his career against the Padres. Kershaw did give up four earned runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings of a 9-4 win over Atlanta in his last start.
- Runs: 5.28
- Hits: 8.44
- Walks: 4.21
- Strike Outs: 7.95
- Runs: 4.05
- Hits: 7.40
- Walks: 2.42
- Strike Outs: 8.67
Padres vs Dodgers MLB Betting Trends
- San Diego are 2-9 SU in the last 11 games against LA Dodgers
- The total went OVER in 4 of San Diego’s last 5 games against an opponent in the National League West division
- LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’ last 5 games against San Diego
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Padres vs Dodgers
The Dodgers might be the hotter of these two teams in this affair, but I’m going to advise you to back San Diego because Chris Paddack has been an absolute rock for the Padres this season. While L.A. has gone 11-3 in their last 14 home dates against the Padres, San Diego is 4-2 in their last six against the Dodgers and really, they have the better starting pitcher in this matchup right now.
MLB Betting Pick: Padres 4 Dodgers 2