Dodgers vs. Padres - 4/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (8-15) at Los Angeles Dodgers (12-12)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Colin Rea (1-1) (5.06) vs. Ross Stripling (0-1) (3.22)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -170 / San Diego Padres +160 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of their series Saturday night.
The San Diego Padres look for back-to-back wins for the first time in 10 days. The Padres have produced 14 runs in their last two games which may be a sign of their offense breaking out of their season funk. The San Diego Padres are an impressive 8-3 this season when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 27 hits, Matt Kemp has 18 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has two home runs. Colin Rea gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Rea is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a victory in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Dodgers can’t score, as Los Angeles has just four runs in its last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are too talented of a roster to be struggling the way they are all of a sudden. Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 26 hits, Corey Seager has 12 RBI and Joc Pederson has three home runs. Ross Stripling takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.22 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Stripling’s first career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 17-36 in their last 53 games on grass. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-3 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series. The Padres are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have to break out of their funk eventually, right? Stripling has been solid this season and the Dodgers lineup is due for a breakout performance. Don't love the game given the Dodgers form, but they should be able to snap their losing streak here.