Dodgers vs. Padres - 7/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (38-49) at Los Angeles Dodgers (49-40)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7:15 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Luis Perdomo (3-3) (7.93) vs. B McCarthy (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -220 / San Diego Padres +203 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers play game three of their series Saturday night on FOX.
The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 25 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five straight games. The San Diego Padres offense continues to crush, and they’ve on nine of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 97 hits, Matt Kemp has 58 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 16 home runs. Luis Perdomo gets the nod, and he’s 3-3 with a 7.93 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Perdomo is 0-1 with a 14.14 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has picked up lately, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 102 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 42 RBI and Justin Turner has 13 home runs. Brandon McCarthy takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. McCarthy is 6-1 with a 3.73 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 17-40 in their last 57 during game 3 of a series. The Dodgers are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 5-0 in McCarthys last 5 starts. The Padres are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles.
I'm not buying that much juice with the way both teams are crushing the baseball. The result is more of a toss-up. So, instead of picking a side, I'm rolling with the over. Both clubs are tearing the cover off the ball right now and the over should hit here.