Dodgers vs. Padres Saturday Prediction
After being no-hit by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, will the San Diego Padres find their bats on Saturday night and avoid a third consecutive loss?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 5, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park
TV: LAD (SNLA); SD (FSSD)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Dodgers as a -210 favorite. As of this writing, 76% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Padres on the money line. 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' Maeda allows four runs in loss to Giants
Kenta Maeda allowed four runs over six innings in a loss to the Giants on Sunday. Maeda's control presented problems on this day, as four walks contributed to his troubles. An Evan Longoria three-run homer didn't help matters. The loss dropped him to 2-2 with a 3.76 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through six appearances, including five starts. A date with the light-hitting Padres is on tap for Saturday.
Padres' Mitchell allows four runs in loss to Mets
Bryan Mitchell allowed four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Sunday. Mitchell wasn't even the worst -- or second-worst -- Padres pitcher in the contest, but he was bad enough to take his third loss of the year. There hasn't been much to like about Mitchell's 2018 season thus far, as he's now the owner of a 6.07 ERA and 1.89 WHIP -- due in large part to the fact he's walked 23 in 29 2/3 innings. The Padres aren't swimming in better options, but it's still worth wondering how much longer they ride with the 27-year-old when he's going like this. The Dodgers will get their shot at Mitchell when the teams meet up on Saturday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last four games in San Diego and have won 41 of their last 59 games versus the Padres overall.
The over is 3-0-3 in Maeda's last six road starts versus the Padres and is 3-0-1 in his last four outings against San Diego overall. The over is 12-3-2 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams in San Diego and is 19-6-2 in the last 27 meetings overall.
Mitchell is one of the worst starting pitchers on Saturday's slate. The Padres are just 1-5 in his last six outings, are winless at 0-4 in his last four home starts, and have dropped six of their last seven home games. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are 9-4 in Maeda's last 13 starts after allowing two runs or less in their previous game and have banked 75 wins out of their last 102 games following a win. I won't be backing the team that was no-hit last night.
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5