Padres vs. Dodgers Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers are now only six games above .500 and their playoff chances are in jeopardy as we near the final month of the regular season. Can Los Angeles secure a home win over the San Diego Padres tonight as it attempts to get back on track?
961 San Diego Padres at 962 Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, August 24, 2018
Dodger Stadium at 10:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Dodgers are a -240 favorite on the moneyline. The Padres are a +220 underdog, while the over-under sits at 8 runs. As of Friday morning, 81 percent of public bets are being placed on host Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Padres edged at Rockies
San Diego lost its last two games at Colorado this week after winning the series opener, falling 4-3 on Thursday afternoon. Freddy Galvis helped lead the way by going 2-for-5. Jose Pirela finished 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Hunter Renfroe ended the game 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Franmil Reyes finished 1-for-2 with a walk. A.J. Ellis went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Kirby Yates took the loss as he allowed two earned runs on two hits with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning.
Dodgers swept at home
Los Angeles lost all three games at home to St. Louis, losing Wednesday by a count of 3-1. The Dodgers were held to two hits in the loss. Joc Pederson was 1-for-4 with a solo home run to provide the only run, while Yasiel Puig was 1-for-3. Kenley Jansen took the loss as he gave up two earned runs on three hits in one inning of relief.
Clayton Richard (7-10, 5.11 ERA) gets the start today for the Padres, while LA will go with Rich Hill (5-4, 3.73).
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 16-42 in their last 58 games overall. San Diego is 8-20 in its last 28 Friday games.
The Dodgers are 2-6 in their last eight games following a loss. The under is 11-4-1 in the last 16 Los Angeles games overall.
Los Angeles has been struggling, but perhaps the Padres are the get-right antidote. Richard is very hittable, while Hill can spin a gem when he's on. With two teams to jump to win the NL West along with a competitive Wild Card situation, the Dodgers can't afford a lot of slip ups in games they should win. I'm going to go with LA on the runline today as this is another game it should win easily.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES RL -120