Dodgers vs. Padres - 7/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (38-48) at Los Angeles Dodgers (48-40)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
A Cashner (3-6) (4.42) vs. S Kazmir (7-3) (4.37)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -200 / San Diego Padres +185 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of their series Friday night.
The San Diego Padres look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 24 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 95 hits, Matt Kemp has 58 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 14 home runs. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he’s 3-6 with a 4.42 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 1-6 with a 2.56 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.40 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 102 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 42 RBI and Justin Turner has 12 home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 7-3 with a 4.37 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 1-0 with a 4.37 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 4-11 in Cashners last 15 starts with 4 days of rest. The Dodgers are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series and 6-2 in Kazmirs last 8 starts. The Padres are 0-5 in Cashners last 5 starts vs. Dodgers.
Both clubs are swinging the bats well at the moment, especially the Padres, who seem to be putting up runs by the boatload recently. Also, it's not like Kazmir or Cashner have been great this season. Give me the over.