Dodgers vs. Padres Monday Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers are off to a horrendous start in 2018 but they are coming off a victory on Sunday. Can they make it two in a row when they visit the San Diego Padres at 10:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 16, 2018
10:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park
TV: SNLA (LAD); FSSD (SD)
Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Dodgers as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Padres on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Dodgers' Ryu coming off quality start vs. A's
Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed just one hit with one walk over six scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in a win Tuesday against the Athletics. The A's had no answers for the southpaw, as he allowed just a walk to Matt Chapman in the top of the first inning and a base hit to Stephen Piscotty in the top of the fifth frame. Ryu threw 60 of his 90 pitches for strikes for a quality start after subpar results in Arizona in his initial outing of the season on April 2.
Erlin getting chance to start for Padres
Andy Green confirmed Sunday that Robbie Erlin will start on Monday against the Dodgers. The 27-year-old has pitched well out of the bullpen in five appearances this season, compiling a 2.38 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 9/2 K/BB ratio. Still, he has more value to the team as a starter if he can succeed there, so he'll get every opportunity to start until he proves he can't do it
Quotable: "Robbie proved in spring training that he's ready to pitch again in the major leagues," Padres manager Andy Green said. "The one thing we couldn't do is get him stretched out. But he has made three longer relief appearances."
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 4-1 in Ryu's last five starts against the Padres and are 57-27 in their last 84 games versus the Padres overall.
The Padres have won four of their last five games versus the Dodgers in San Diego.
I'll roll the dice on the Padres getting plus odds tonight. The Dodgers are 1-6 in Ryu's last seven starts, are 0-4 in his last four road outings, and are 0-5 in his last five starts versus National League West opponents. The Padres, meanwhile, are 5-2 in their last seven games and are feeling confident following a successful series versus the Giants.
The Pick: San Diego Padres +100