Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres 8/19/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction
San Diego Padres (58-65) at Los Angeles Dodgers (70-56)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Ian Kennedy (R) (9-10) (3.545) vs. Kevin Correia (R) (5-13) (4.871)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -136 / San Diego Padres +126 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres face off on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium for game one of their series of NL West teams.
The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the NL West but they are far from in the clear as they are just 3.5 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers are 30-30 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and have lost their last three games. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .259 with Darwin Barney at .333, Yasiel Puig at .313, and Dee Gordon at .288. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.34 with the starters at 3.15 and the bullpen at 3.74. For game one against the Padres the Dodgers start Kevin Correia who won his first start after coming over from the Twins. In his last outing Correia allowed four hits and a run while striking out five over six innings to get the win over the Giants.
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The San Diego Padres have looked strong at times this season but their lack of hitting has been their undoing. The Padres are 24-38 on the road, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss on Sunday. As a team the Padres are hitting .226 with Seth Smith hitting .296, Yangervis Solarte hitting .279, and Tommy Medica hitting .255. As a team the Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.12 with the starters at 3.51 and the bullpen at 2.35. For game one against the Dodgers the Padres start Ian Kennedy who has won four of his last five decisions. For the season Kennedy has allowed 138 hits and 60 earned runs while striking out 163 over 152.1 innings for a 9-10 record and a 3.54 ERA.
Los Angeles is 19-8 following an off day, 1-4 in their last five games, and 0-6 against a right-handed starter. San Diego is 5-1 following a loss, 0-4 following an off day, and 2-5 in Kennedy’s last seven road starts. San Diego is 1-5 in their last six games against Los Angeles.
The Padres don’t have the hitting but facing Correia they should have enough to get the win.
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