Padres vs. Dodgers - 9/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (90-68) at San Diego Padres (68-90)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Julio Urias (5-2) (3.53) vs. C Friedrich (5-11) (4.66)
The Line: San Diego Padres +155 / Los Angeles Dodgers -165 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres look to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers late Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a big road win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.65 and have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 192 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 90 RBI and Justin Turner has 27 home runs. Julio Urias gets the nod, and he’s 5-2 with a 3.53 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This will be Urias’ second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look to play spoiler after winning six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres offense has picked up down the stretch, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 149 hits, Yangervis Solarte has 69 RBI and Derek Norris has 14 home runs. Christian Friedrich takes the hill, and he’s 5-11 with a 4.66 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Friedrich is 0-1 with a 7.32 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 55-26 in their last 81 during game 3 of a series and 8-2 in Urias' last 10 starts. The Padres are 24-55 in their last 79 during game 3 of a series and 1-7 in Friedrichs last 8 starts. The Dodgers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in San Diego.
The Dodgers are too good of a team to get swept here, and this is a chance for Urias to prove he has what it takes to make the playoff rotation. Friedrich has not been good this season and the Padres haven't had much success when he's on the hill. Price is high, but the Dodgers should be able to prevent the sweep on the road.