Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 5/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (8-15) at Los Angeles Dodgers (12-11)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
D Pomeranz (2-2) (2.86) vs. C Kershaw (2-1) (2.43)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -273 / San Diego Padres +248 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres look to ride the wave from yesterday’s 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers as the team’s meet up again on Sunday in LA.
The Padres took one from the NL West powers on Saturday but they have their work cut out for them on Sunday as they go up against one of the league’s best in Clayton Kershaw who has started the season in dominating form. San Diego isn’t expected to do much in the NL West this season as they have a ton of teams to compete with including the Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Arizona Diamondbacks but they have been able to grab some pretty impressive wins this season so far with Saturday being among them. The Padres will send lefty Drew Pomeranz to the bump as he looks to continue his decent start to the year and he will have to do something special if he is going to outduel Kershaw at Chavez Ravine.
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The Dodgers head into Sunday’s game with a modest 12-11 record but are massive favourites in this spot with Kershaw tossing and for good reason as he continues to be among the top arms in the game and at home against a light hitting side he is in for a big game. Los Angeles is a very good team with a nice balance of power and speed at the dish and have one of the best rotations in baseball even without Zack Greinke, and one of the best closers in the MLB in Kenley Jansen.
The Padres are 3-13 in their last 16 outings in which their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous outing, 5-13 in their last 18 against the NL West, and 5-16 in their last 21 Sunday games while the Dodgers are 6-1 in their last seven game three’s of a series, 10-2 in Kershaw’s last 12 home starts against a team with a losing record, and 45-18 in Kershaw’s last 63 starts which leans in their favour in this one as the Dodgers get back in the win column in a big way.