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San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 4/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (6-9) at San Diego Padres (7-11)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

A Wood (0-2) (5.09) vs. B Mitchell (0-2) (5.27)

The Line: San Diego Padres +160 / Los Angeles Dodgers -170 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSD, SNLA

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a spark of consistency after splitting there last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 6-6 this season when scoring at least one run. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 18 hits and four RBI while Yasmani Grandal and Chris Taylor with 30 hits and 18 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Wood is 4-2 with a 2.62 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Padres. 

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San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 4/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres also need a victory after splitting their last 14 games. The Padres have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 24 hits and 10 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Eric Hosmer have combined for 35 hits and 10 RBI. Bryan Mitchell gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Mitchell’s second career game against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 37-18 in their last 55 during game 2 of a series, 9-4 in Woods last 13 road starts and 1-4 in Woods last 5 starts. The Padres are 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Dodgers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego, 57-27 in the last 84 meetings and the over is 16-5-2 in the last 23 meetings.

Wood is coming off a home game in which he was rocked by Oakland, and he's given up a combined 13 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 9.2 innings of work. Mitchell has had his struggles as well this season, but he's allowed just three runs in his last 8.2 innings, which is more than reasonable. Current Padres are hitting .299 against Wood with three homers in 87 at bats. Add the fact the Dodgers have yet to put together consistent baseball, and I'm not sure how you can turn down the free plus money with the Padres at home.

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