Padres vs. Dodgers Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Dodgers continue their dominance at home when they host the San Diego Padres tonight at 10PM ET?
961 San Diego Padres vs. 962 Los Angeles Dodgers
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
10PM ET – Dodger Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Padres are listed with a money line of +135 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 7 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 57 percent going on the Dodgers at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
San Diego is coming off a 10-7 loss at Colorado on Sunday. The Padres have alternated wins and losses over their last six games. San Diego is now 22-19 on the season, 12-8 on the road and 21-18 with the under. The Padres have Chris Paddack on the mound tonight. He is 3-1 on the season with a 1.55 ERA.
The Padres have been able to win through their pitching. They have a 4.01 team ERA right now and a 1.22 team WHIP. Offensively, San Diego is averaging just 3.95 runs per game while hitting .232 as a team. Franmil Reyes is leading the team with 11 home runs and 22 RBI while Eric Hosmer has nine doubles, six home runs and 24 RBI.
Dodgers strong at home
Los Angeles has been impressive at home this year and they are coming off a 6-0 win over the Nationals at home on Sunday. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Dodgers are 27-16 on the season, 17-6 at home and 21-20 with the over. Los Angeles has Clayton Kershaw is getting the start today. He is 2-0 on the season with a 3.31 ERA.
The Dodgers have been solid at the plate and at the mound this season. Los Angeles has a 3.65 team ERA and a 1.10 team WHIP. At the plate, the Dodgers are averaging 5.28 runs per game while hitting .255. Cody Bellinger is hitting .407 with nine doubles, 14 home runs and 38 RBI. Joc Pederson is adding 12 home runs and 20 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 12-3 in their last 15 games following a day off and 6-1 in Paddack’s last seven starts.
The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last seven against a winning team and 36-16 in their last 52 home games.
Paddack has been dynamite this season, giving up just seven earned runs over 40.2 innings. He also has 46 strikeouts with 10 walks. Kershaw has the name power, but has given up seven runs over his last two starts. Still, Los Angeles is 5-0 with him on the mound this year, including a win at San Diego. I think this could be a real pitching battle, but the Dodgers definitely have the much stronger hitters and that will be the difference in this game. Kershaw should ultimately get the run support that Paddack won’t.
MLB Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers -145