Padres vs. Dodgers Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers used dominant pitching and timely offense to record the victory yesterday in the series opener versus the San Diego Padres. Can Los Angeles extend its winning streak to four games with another triumph tonight?
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Dodger Stadium at 10:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are listed as a -205 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +187 underdog, while the over-under is set at 7 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 68 percent of public bets are coming in on host Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Stripling tosses gem
Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling was excellent Friday night as he hurled 6 2/3 innings, giving up one unearned run on six hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Three relievers completed the win with Kenley Jansen registering his 11th save. Matt Kemp paced the offense as he went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Kemp's homer came in the first inning to stake LA to a 3-0 lead that lasted the rest of the game. Enrique Hernandez added a solo home run.
Pirela has three-hit night
The Padres only had six hits as a team Friday, but three of them belonged to second baseman Jose Pirela as he finished 3-for-4 with a double. Manuel Margot added a double and scored the lone San Diego run, driven in by Travis Jankowski. Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis both contributed one hit in the loss. Clayton Richard surrendered four earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks over six innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 20-8-2 in the last 30 meetings. The Padres are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings.
The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last eight games overall. Los Angeles is 26-11 in its last 37 Saturday games.
Lyles might be able to keep San Diego in the game, but I doubt the Padres will be able to generate enough offense against Wood to offset the mistake or two Lyles is bound to make. Los Angeles is in a good place right now and playing better ball than it has much of the season. Go with the hosts here and consider the runline if the moneyline is too much for you.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -205