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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 9/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (70-88) at Los Angeles Dodgers (101-57)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:08 pm (Dodger Stadium)

C Richard (8-14) (4.63) vs. R Hill (11-8) (3.50)

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers / San Diego Padres --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSD, SNLA, ESPN

The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium on ESPN.

The San Diego Padres would love a victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have allowed 18 runs in this series and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have lost five straight games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Wil Meyers leads the Padres with 135 hits and 73 RBI while Manuel Margot and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 242 hits and 102 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 8-14 with a 4.63 ERA and 144 strikeouts this season. Richard is 7-6 with a 4.17 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.  

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 9/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring at least three runs. Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 155 hits and 75 RBI while Chris Taylor and Justin Turner have combined for 288 hits and 140 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 11-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 156 strikeouts this season. Hill is 3-3 with a 3.76 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Padres. 

The Padres are 38-78 in their last 116 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 6-2 in Richards last 8 starts. The Dodgers are 50-20 in their last 70 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 6-2 in Hills last 8 starts with 4 days of rest. The Padres are 19-42 in the last 61 meetings in Los Angeles, 27-55 in the last 82 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.

Richard has allowed just four runs in his last 19.1 innings and Hill has given up four runs in his last 16 innings. The Padres have had a lot of success with Richard on the mound recently, but he's facing a Dodgers lineup that he's allowing a .363 batting average against in over 200 at bats, which is not good if we're being kind. You have to back the Dodgers in this spot given that number alone. LAD has hit Richard hard in his career.

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