Padres vs. Dodgers Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Dodgers a -205 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +175 underdog and the over-under is 7.5. Los Angeles is +100 on the -1.5 run line, while San Diego is -120 on the +1.5 runline.
Drawing the start for the Padres will be Clayton Richard (8-14, 4.63 ERA), while on the rubber for Los Angeles will be Rich Hill (11-8, 3.50). Richard has a 1.50 WHIP with 144 strikeouts over 192 1/3 innings. He threw 7 1/3 shutout innings in his last start, a 3-0 home win over the Rockies, as he allowed seven hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Richard holds a 5.03 ERA over 87 2/3 road innings. Hill holds a 1.12 WHIP with 156 strikeouts in 128 2/3 innings. He allowed one run on five hits with nine strikeouts and one walk in six innings during a 4-2 home win over the Giants. Hill has a 3.04 home ERA in 71 innings.
San Diego is 70-88 and 27-50 on the road, while Los Angeles comes in at 101-57 and 56-24 at home. The last 10 games are split 5-5 between the two teams, while the over-under is 7-2-1 with the last five games going over.
The Dodgers won Tuesday's game 9-2 as Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer. Adrian Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a home run and a double. Alex Wood allowed two earned runs over six innings to earn the win. Christian Villanueva and Hunter Renfroe were both 2-for-4 with a home run to pace the Padres. Jabari Blash also finished 2-for-4. Dinelson Lamet allowed four earned runs in five innings to take the loss.
Richard hasn't pitched as well on the road this season and draws a tough assignment against a Dodgers offense rounding into playoff form. Hill has pitched a lot of his best baseball at home and pitches smart which will offset matchups against power-hitting righties. The Dodgers won Tuesday's game convincingly and we think the same will happen tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES RL +100