Dodgers vs. Padres Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers dropped two of three games on the road over the weekend and will now look for better look today as it opens a series at the San Diego Padres. Will ace Clayton Kershaw help guide LA to a win in the opener tonight?
Monday, July 9, 2018
Petco Park at 10:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -230 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +210 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Monday morning, 79 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Dodgers fall on Sunday Night Baseball
Los Angeles was edged 4-3 by its city counterparts in the Angels last night. Yasiel Puig provided all the offense with a 3-run homer to put the Dodgers ahead 3-0 in the top of the second inning, but he later left the game with a strained oblique muscle. Matt Kemp finished 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in the loss. J.T. Chargois took the loss as he allowed a go-ahead solo home run to pinch hitter Shohei Ohtani in the seventh inning. He struck out one in one-third of an inning.
Padres win 16-inning thriller
One day after hitting three home runs in a 20-5 loss, Wil Myers propelled San Diego to a 4-3 victory with a solo home run in the top of the 16th inning yesterday at the Diamondbacks. It was Myers' lone hit of the game as he was 1-for-6 with two walks. The home run came off Arizona catcher Jeff Mathis, the hosts' 10th pitcher of the game after running out of actual arms. Travis Jankowski was 0-for-6 from the leadoff spot, but walked twice. Carlos Asuaje went 1-for-7 with a walk and a run. Freddy Galvis finished 2-for-6 with a walk and a run. Manuel Margot was 5-for-5 with a double plus a walk and a run. Austin Hedges went 1-for-6 with a walk and an RBI. Brad Hand picked up the win as San Diego's ninth pitcher, giving up two hits with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings.
Kershaw (2-4, 2.86 ERA) will go today for the Dodgers, while the Padres turn to Luis Perdomo (1-2, 6.86).
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 14-5 in their last 19 road games. The under is 6-2 in the last eight LA games following a loss.
The under is 9-1 in the last 10 Padres games following a win. San Diego is 5-15 in its last 20 games overall.
Kershaw hasn't quite been himself when healthy this season, getting the win his last start as he gave up two earned runs in six innings at home against the Pirates but he also only struck out the pitcher twice. If he isn't fooling as many batters, he is more susceptible to giving up a few runs and San Diego has some hitters who can do damage to lefties. Meanwhile, Perdomo gets shelled just about every time he takes the mound. I'm going to bet on the over in this spot, especially when you consider the Padres bullpen is exhausted after the last two games.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: DODGERS/PADRES OVER 8