Padres vs. Dodgers - 5/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (21-22) at San Diego Padres (18-25)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
A Wood (1-3) (4.17) vs. Cesar Vargas (0-2) (3.55)
The Line: San Diego Padres +129 / Los Angeles Dodgers -139 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Dodgers have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.67 and have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 46 hits, Joc Pederson has 21 RBI and Adrian Gonzalez has four home runs. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.17 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Wood is 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres offense has been quiet almost all season but they have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 44 hits, Matt Kemp has 29 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has six home runs. Cesar Vargas takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.55 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Vargas’ second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Woods last 6 road starts. The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter and 1-4 in Vargas' last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.
I haven't been impressed with Wood at all this season, and the Padres should have reaceived a boost of confidence after winning Friday in walkoff fashion. The Padres at home and the plus money is where the value is at against a struggling Dodgers club.