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Padres vs. Dodgers - 5/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (21-21) at San Diego Padres (17-25)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:40 pm (PETCO Park)

S Kazmir (3-3) (4.89) vs. Luis Perdomo (1-0) (9.76)

The Line: San Diego Padres +135 / Los Angeles Dodgers -145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNLA/FSSD

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres begin their three-game series Friday night.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Dodgers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.58 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 46 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 20 RBI and Joc Pederson has eight home runs. Scott Kazmir gets the nod, and he’s 3-3 with a 4.89 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

Padres vs. Dodgers - 5/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Padres have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres offense has been hit or miss all year and they’ve lost seven of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 42 hits, Matt Kemp has 29 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has five home runs. Christian Friedrich takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Friedrich is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games and 2-5 in Kazmirs last 7 starts. The Padres are 7-17 in their last 24 vs. National League West and 1-4 in their last 5 games on grass. The Dodgers are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego and 37-15 in the last 52 meetings overall. 

The Padres have scored just one run in each of their last three games and continue to have trouble htting the ball overall. The Dodgers will have no problem winning this game assuming their offense comes to play. 

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Los Angeles Dodgers -145

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