Dodgers vs. Padres Friday Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres, 5/3/2019 Predictions & Odds

Manny Machado will square off against his former team when the Padres and Dodgers open a new series Friday night at 10:10 p.m. ET from Petco Park. With Clayton Kershaw set to face Eric Lauer, is the under a good bet?

Game Snapshot & Odds

913 Los Angeles Dodgers (-150) at 914 San Diego Padres (+140); 7.5 runs

Friday, May 3, 2019

10:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park, San Diego, CA

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 71% of the betting tickets are on the Dodgers to beat the Padres on the money line.

Los Angeles Dodgers Fantasy Spin

Corey Seager went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Giants on Wednesday. That Seager had a rough first month back from Tommy John surgery isn't all that surprising, but things have gotten worse lately; he's in a 1-for-24 slump at the moment. It's still not all that alarming, but it'd sure be nice to see him begin to turn it around soon.

San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin

Ian Kinsler homered, doubled twice and scored three runs Thursday as the Padres crushed the Braves 11-2. For most of the last year, Kinsler's swing has looked like he's doing underwater drills. Still, something clicked for him today, and after 30 games, he finally drove in a baserunner besides himself (he had three solo homers and three RBI this season before doubling in Austin Hedges in the fifth inning). He's still a pretty awful bet to be a productive hitter this season.

MLB Betting Trends

Los Angeles

The Dodgers are 6-0 in Clayton Kershaw’s last six road starts versus the Padres.

San Diego

The Padres are just 5-22 in their last 27 games against the Dodgers when Kershaw starts.

Prediction:

Despite the Dodgers’ ability to put up a bunch of runs, I like the under tonight in San Diego. Kershaw shouldn’t have much issue suppressing San Diego’s offense and Eric Lauer will benefit from pitching tonight at spacious Petco Park despite not having the best numbers. Plus, if the Padres are forced to turn the game over to their bullpen relatively early, their pen has been excellent in the early going of 2019. The under is 5-1 in the Padres’ last six home games.

The Pick: Dodgers/Padres UNDER 7.5

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