Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 4/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (77-85) at Los Angeles Dodgers (95-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
T Ross (0-0) (0.00) vs. Z Greinke (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -165 / San Diego Padres +140 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The Los Angeles Dodgers clash with the San Diego Padres in the second game of the young season.
The San Diego Padres fought the Los Angeles Dodgers until a late inning meltdown by the relief corps resulted in a 6-3 defeat to open 2015 at 0-1. Starter James Shields gave his new team a great effort with a pair of runs allowed on six hits with eight K’s over six frames before Nick Vincent and Shawn Kelley gave up three 8th inning runs that broke a 3-3 tie. The Padres produced seven hits and walked twice while striking out 12 times with newcomer Matt Kemp going 2-4 with a double with all three RBI’s while three players scored. Tyson Ross gets the call to the mound to face the Dodgers Tuesday. In 2014 Ross was 13-14 with a 2.81 ERA over 31 starts which says San Diego did not score a ton of runs for him.
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The defending National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers got all they could handle from the ‘new look’ Padres before a late scoring burst led the way to a 6-3 decision in their opener. Ace Clayton Kershaw was not as unhittable as we’ve seen him with all three runs allowed on six hits and a pair of base on balls while striking out nine over six innings pitched for a no decision while three relievers tossed a scoreless inning each. The offense posted nine hits and five walks with Jimmy Rollins leading the way with a homer and three runs knocked in while Adrian Gonzalez went solo with a pair of runs.Veteran Zack Greinke shoots for another strong season as the Dodgers number two starter. A year ago Greinke went 17-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 32 outings covering 202.1 innings of work.
For San Diego the under is 18-7-2 in the Padres last 27 Tuesday games while San Diego are 17-37 in their last 54 road games with the under going 21-7-1 in Ross' last 29 on grass. For Los Angeles the over is 19-6-2 in the Dodgers last 27 overall and 19-6-2 in their last 27 on grass while going 6-2 in the Dodgers last 8 during game 2 of a series. Head to head the under is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings while San Diego are 8-19 in the last 27 meetings. I laid the same juice on Kershaw in the opener but I’m not a big juice player but for a pick…