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2018 MLB Season
(6-9) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres (7-11)
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego California
Projected Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Tyson Ross
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -162 | Padres +152
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Los Angeles Dodgers
Maeda could only make it 2.2 innings in his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks giving up five runs (two earned) off of five hits while striking out two and walking two. He has now only pitched in 3.2 innings since his first start back on 3/31.
We haven’t been seeing too much of Maeda lately, while he didn’t look sharp at all in his last start. However, he still owns a 2.08 ERA and 0.89 FIP along with a 14.54 K/9 and 3.12 BB/9. Getting him in a groove should be on the Dodgers to-do list as when he’s in mid-season form he can hang with any lineup.
Los Angeles’ lineup has finally started to heat up slashing .275/.340/.479 to go along with 23 extra-base hits and 34 RBI in the last week. They own a BB:K ratio of 54:126 to start the season.
San Diego Padres
Ross earned the quality start against the San Francisco Giants in his last start going six scoreless-innings giving up seven hits while striking out five and walking one. He now has two wins on the season. Ross has now gone three consecutive starts of six innings while owning a solid 3.50 ERA and 3.81 FIP.
For someone who owns a career BB/9 of 3.81, it is good to see he has a low 2.00 BB/9 to start the season. The ground ball has been his friend as he is inducing them 54.5% of the time, which has translated to 33 ground balls hit. His problem has always been his health, so if he can stay healthy, we should see him continue his consistent start.
San Diego’s lineup hasn’t been hitting the ball as much in the last week with a .230 batting average, but they’ve done an okay job slugging the ball with a with a .409 SLG% to go along with 22 extra-base hits and 30 RBI. They have accumulated 51 walks, but it doesn’t help when you rank second in strikeouts with 172.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- LAD are 58-27 in the last 85 meetings.
- Over is 17-5-2 in the last 24 meetings.
- Over is 10-4-3 in Maedas last 17 road starts.
- SD are 4-9 in their last 13 home games.
- Over is 7-3-1 in SD last 11 home games.
- Under is 5-2-2 in SD last 9 Wed. games.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction: Maeda, Los Angeles squeak by San Diego
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Padres +1.5
The Padre’s lineup owns a slash line of .325/.349/.610 against Maeda, while hitting 11 extra-base hits and 19 RBI in 77 at-bats. Los Angeles may score some early runs as Ross is always due for a couple runs, but I expect the Padres to make things interesting once he hands the ball off to the top-ranked bullpen in the league. This should be a close matchup so I’ll take the run line.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Dodgers 5 – Padres 4
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