Padres vs. Dodgers Thursday Prediction
National League West rivals the Padres and Dodgers open a new four-game series tonight in L.A. when Joey Lucchesi will oppose Clayton Kershaw in the pitching matchup. Will the Dodgers cover on the runline?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, August 1, 2019
10:10 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 81% of the betting tickets are on the Dodgers to beat the Padres on the moneyline.
San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin
Fernando Tatis Jr. slugged his 19th major league homer in the Padres' loss to the Orioles on Tuesday. It was a leadoff shot in the bottom of the first inning -- his second leadoff shot in as many days. Tatis failed to reach base in his next four plate appearances, finishing 1-for-5 with two strikeouts. The standout rookie shortstop boasts a .329/.387/.604 batting line on the season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Fantasy Spin
Alex Verdugo had four of the Dodgers' eight hits Wednesday in the win over the Rockies. Verdugo had as many hits today as he did the previous 15 days combined; he was 4-for-39 in his last nine starts and three appearances off the bench. He seems like a better player than A.J. Pollock right now, but since Pollock is only going to sit for rest, Verdugo's playing time could be a little spotty going forward. He might wind up being of little use in mixed leagues down the stretch
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 5-12 in their last 17 games overall and just 2-5 in their last seven road games.
The Dodgers have won 39 of their last 52 home games and are 4-0 in their last four games versus a left-handed starter.
The Dodgers are incredibly profitable when playing the Padres, winning 49 of the last 72 meetings between the two teams and 41 of the 57 meetings in L.A. The Dodgers are also 22-5 in Kershaw’s last 27 starts versus the Padres and 9-1 in his last 10 home outings versus San Diego. Meanwhile, the Padres are just 1-4 in Lucchesi’s last five starts versus the Dodgers.
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5