Padres vs. Dodgers - 5/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (21-23) at San Diego Padres (19-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Kenta Maeda (3-3) (2.87) vs. Colin Rea (3-2) (4.37)
The Line: San Diego Padres +155 / Los Angeles Dodgers -165 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres look to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Dodgers have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.76 and have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 47 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 20 RBI and Joc Pederson has eight home runs. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 2.87 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for another win after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres offense has struggled all year, but they have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 47 hits, Matt Kemp has 30 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has six home runs. Colin Rea takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 4.37 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Rea is 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 31-15 in their last 46 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Maedas last 4 starts. The Padres are 15-36 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 7-3 in Reas last 10 starts. The Dodgers are 37-16 in the last 53 meetings.
The Dodgers have lost four straight games and have lost both games this series in walkoff fashion. Not sure how anyone can feel confident in laying juice with the road team. I'll take a shot with the Padres to complete the sweep at home.