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(1-1) San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1)
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 3:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles California
Projected Pitchers: Jered Weaver vs. Brandon McCarthy
MLB Moneyline Odds: San Diego -115 | Los Angeles -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8
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San Diego Padres
The Padres got a great performance out of Clayton Richard on Tuesday night, he pitched eight innings of scoreless ball and the Padres secure their first victory of the season against their division rivals.
Pitching depth should be an issue all season for San Diego, but it is encouraging to see early success out of one of their staples and also an offense that scored four runs in the victory.
On Thursday, the Padres will send fireballer (joke) Jered Weaver to the mound to overpower (joke) the Dodgers. At his peak, Weaver could send up the ball at nearly 97MPH and would average in the low 90s on his fastball.
That feels like a century ago, as Weaver averaged 84MPH on his fastball last year.
And as a result, he’s become a pitcher that revolves around craft and pitch selection, as he throws all of his pitches at equal frequency. Pitchers like Weaver, because of their velocity, can find themselves having some long days.
But they also can be incredibly frustrating, as everything they throw moves and is precise.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are going to be good this year, they have a lot of balance up and down their lineup, they play good defense and they have great pitching depth.
They lost a clunker against the Padres on Tuesday, but it’s early in a very long season.
Part of their spectacular pitching depth the Dodgers may not even count as depth, Brandon McCarthy. When healthy, McCarthy has been a very effective pitcher over his career, however that’s a big “if”.
Since making his MLB debut in 2006, McCarthy has only pitched more than 135 innings twice.
And over the past two seasons with the Dodgers, he has pitched a grand total of 63 innings, and not even a particularly strong 63 innings.
The Dodgers have come up short in recent years of their ultimate goal of the World Series, a healthy McCarthy could go a long way to helping them on their path.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- SD are 21-43 in their last 64 road games
- LAD are 47-20 in their last 67 home games
- LAD are 8-1 in McCarthys last 9 home starts
Free San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
The Dodgers are the superior team in every facet and should win most games against the Padres this year.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers
McCarthy is certainly eager to get off to a good start this season and also hopeful that he can contribute this year while avoiding injuries. He’s been effective recently and could certainly reach those heights again.
MLB Free Score Prediction: San Diego 2 – Los Angeles 8
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