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(21-21) L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres (17-25)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 10:40 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Scott Kazmir vs. Christian Friedrich
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -143 / Padres +128
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 +115 / Padres +1.5 -135
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Dodgers have lost 4 of their last 5 games, including their last 2, and maybe facing the slumping Padres is just what they need to right their ship.
L.A. is tied with the Colorado Rockies for 2nd place in the NL West 3.5 games back of the San Francisco Giants.
The Padres have lost 4 in a row and they are in the basement of the division 7.5 games back of the Giants.
While the Dodgers are 6-0 in their last 6 games facing the Padres in San Diego the Padres did take 2 of 3 games from the Dodgers earlier this season in La La Land.
In their last games the Padres lost to the San Francisco Giants 3-1 and the Dodgers lost to the L.A. Angels 7-2.
The Dodgers rank tied for 14th in the Majors in runs scored and 8th in team ERA.
The Dodgers have given up 15 total runs in their last 2 games.
Scott Kazmir (3-3 4.89 ERA) goes for L.A. tonight and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 8 innings in a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Dodgers have won 2 of their last 3 games with him on the hill.
In the last 2 seasons Kazmir has faced the Padres 2 times going 11 innings and giving up 2 earned runs. He beat them earlier this season and in his career he has an ERA of 3.18 in 3 starts facing them.
In Kazmir’s first 4 starts this season he had a less than stellar ERA of 6.63, but in his last 4 he has an ERA of 3.67.
The Dodgers are 2-5 in Kazmir’s last 7 starts.
This season the Dodgers are 11-9 on the road.
San Diego Padres
The Padres’ strength this season has been their pitching, which ranks 14th in team ERA while their offense only ranks 26th in runs scored.
Their pitching has been pretty solid as of late, but their offense has really struggled only totaling 5 runs in their 4-game losing streak.
Christian Friedrich (0-1 1.50) goes for the Padres and in his last start, which was his first of the season, he was solid going 6 innings and only giving up 1 earned run, but he got no support in a 1-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Friedrich was 0-4 with a 5.25 ERA in 68 relief appearances with Colorado last season.
In 10 career relief appearances facing the Dodgers Friedrich has an ERA of 9.00.
This season the Padres are 8-14 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Dodgers are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Padres are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
- Padres are 0-5 in their last 5 home games.
- Padres have an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
Free L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres – MLB Prediction:
I have a feeling Friedrich will have a good outing tonight like his last one and he will lead the Padres to a win and snap their skid.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
In the last 5 games between these teams in the Under record is 4-0-1 and that will continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: San Diego 4 – L.A. 2
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