Dodgers vs. Padres - 9/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (55-78) at Los Angeles Dodgers (74-59)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Richard (1-3) (4.05) vs. Julio Urias (5-2) (3.71)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -210 / San Diego Padres +194 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Padres have allowed 24 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.52 and have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 129 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 41 RBI and Yangervis Solarte has 13 home runs. Clayton Richard gets the nod, and he’s 1-3 with a 3.51 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Richard is 6-4 with a 3.84 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
USA TODAY Sports
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has gone cold as of late, and they’ve split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 162 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 75 RBI and Justin Turner has 24 home runs. Julio Urias takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Urias’ first career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-12 in Richards last 16 starts. The Dodgers are 36-16 in their last 52 home games and 8-0 in Urias' last 8 starts. The Padres are 8-21 in the last 29 meetings in Los Angeles.
Urias has had great success as of late while Richard has done nothing but lose games and allow runs. The Dodgers need to stay hot in their playoff race and have the perfect series at home to do just that. Give me the home team and the RL.