Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres 9/8/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction
San Diego Padres (66-76) at Los Angeles Dodgers (81-62)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Odrisamer Despaigne (R) (3-5) (3.062) vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -153 / San Diego Padres +143 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres face off on Monday in LA in a meeting of NL West teams.
The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the NL West but it is far from settled with the Giants in hot pursuit. The Dodgers are 38-34 at home, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they have won 3 in a row. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .247 with Yasiel Puig hitting .295, Dee Gordon hitting .288, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .278. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.28 with the starters at 3.11 and the bullpen at 3.65. For Monday’s game the Dodgers start Clayton Kershaw who is after another Cy Young Award. For the season Kershaw has allowed 115 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 202 over 169.1 innings for a 17-3 record and a 1.70 ERA.
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The San Diego Padres haven’t been at their best recently as they try and finish the season close to .500. The Padres are 26-45 on the road, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last five games. As a team the Padres are hitting .255 with Seth Smith hitting .279, Yangervis Solarte hitting .260, and Tommy Medica hitting .233. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.18 with the starters at 3.51 and the bullpen at 2.53. For game Monday’s game in Los Angeles the Padres start Ordisamer Despaigne who hasn’t had a decision in his last two starts. For the season Despaigne has allowed 69 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 54 over 79.1 innings for a 3-5 record and a 3.06 ERA.
Los Angeles is 6-1 as a home favorite, 5-1 at home against a team with a losing record, and 36-17 as a favorite. San Diego is 4-1 against a team with a winning record, 2-5 in game one of a series, and 1-4 in Despaigne’s last five road starts. San Diego is 7- 17 in their last 24 games in Los Angeles.
Kershaw was a late pitching change so there is no line for this one as of yet but please check back shortly after it is and I will update this with my free pick.
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