Dodgers vs. Padres Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Padres are -133 money line favorites over the Dodgers, who are +123 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7.5 runs with Stephen Fife ready to take on Jason Marquis in the pitching matchup.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Padres opened as -132 money line favorites and their odds have only gone up slightly to -133. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are +123 after opening at +122 and is 30-40 overall and 11-20 on the road this season. On the other side, San Diego is 36-36 overall and 22-14 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% of the betting public currently favors San Diego. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take San Diego. According to latest MLB trends, Los Angeles Dodgers are: 6-14 last 20 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 5-14 last 19 road games, 7-21 last 28 games as a dog and 1-6 in Fife's last 7 starts with a total set of 7.0-8.5. San Diego Padres are: 7-2 last 9 overall, 20-6 last 26 home games with a total set at 7.0-8.5 and 8-2 last 10 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
The San Diego Padres (36-36, 22-14 home, 36-33 O/U) are a streaky team, losing two straight after winning straight. The Los Angeles Dodgers (30-40, 11-20 road, 38-29 O/U) haven't been streaky this year. They've just been underachieving most of the year. The San Diego Padres are a streaky team, losing two straight after winning straight. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't been streaky this year. They've just been underachieving most of the year. Stephen Fife (1-2, 3.74 ERA) has been decent after being called up from the minors. He's allowed a total of five earned runs over the last three starts. His lone win though came against the Padres on June 3, when he allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings. Jason Marquis (9-2, 3.63 ERA) has won three straight starts and eight straight decisions. He has not suffered a loss sine April 22. He has already made the starts against Los Angeles in 2013, going 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 19 innings. There's nothing like coming off a double-header on Wednesday and then having to fly back from New York to Southern California and having to play at night. San Diego only has to travel from San Francisco to San Diego.Neither lineup is comparable to the 1927 Yankees, but with Marquis pitching well and the Dodgers coming off a tough doubleheader on the East Coast, expect the Padres to take this one. The Dodgers start a four-game series at Petco Park, taking on San Diego in Game 1 on Thursday night at 10:10pmET.
MLB FREE PICK: SAN DIEGO PADRES -133