San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (75-57) at San Diego Padres (64-69)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
M Latos (4-9) (4.76) vs. Colin Rea (2-2) (5.95)
The Line: San Diego Padres +113 / Los Angeles Dodgers -123 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Thursday at Petco Park for game one of their MLB series of National League West teams.
The San Diego Padres have been one of the bigger disappointments in baseball this season as a busy off season of high profile acquisitions has led to a fourth place position in the standings. The Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 32-32 at home, and they are 11.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West standings. As a team the Padres are hitting .245 with Matt Kemp hitting .266, Yangervis Solarte hitting .261, and Justin Upton hitting .253. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.96 with the starters at 3.97 and the bullpen at 3.95. For Thursday’s game the Padres start Carlos Rea who has allowed 23 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 16 over 19.2 innings for a 2-2 record and a 5.95 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off of a home stand where they were once again on top of their game. The Dodgers are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 28-36 on the road, and they have a 6.5 game lead on the Giants in the NL West. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .252 with Andre Ethier hitting .293, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .284, and Carl Crawford hitting .265. As a team the Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.39 with starters at 3.13 and the bullpen at 3.95. For game one at San Diego the Dodgers start mat Latos who has allowed 22 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 13 over 19.1 innings for a 0-2 record and a 6.05 ERA since being traded to the Dodgers.
San Diego is 5-1 in game one of a series, 5-1 in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record, and 2-5 in their last seven games against a right-handed starter. Los Angeles is 6-0 in their last six games as a favorite, 6-2 in their last eight games against a team with a losing record, and 1-5 in their last six road games against a right-handed starter. Los Angeles is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings against San Diego.
The Dodgers aren’t the same team on the road that they are at home and with Latos going here the play is the Padres.