Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 5/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (21-31) at Los Angeles Dodgers (23-27)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Lyles (1-1) (3.11) vs. A Wood (1-4) (3.32)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -209 / San Diego Padres +193 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, SNLA
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The San Diego Padres look for a rebound victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 54 hits and 16 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 93 hits and 33 RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.11 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 0-3 with a 6.97 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven straight games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 51 hits and 25 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 91 hits and 40 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 3.32 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Wood is 4-2 with a 2.39 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Dodgers are 26-11 in their last 37 Saturday games, 12-4 in Woods last 16 home starts and 5-2 in Woods last 7 starts. The Padres are 19-44 in the last 63 meetings in Los Angeles, 29-61 in the last 90 meetings and the over is 20-7-2 in the last 29 meetings.
The San Diego Padres continue to find ways to lose and simply can't string wins together to climb out of this hole. The Dodgers are on fire right now and playing their best ball of the season. Now the Dodgers throw out a pitcher in Wood who has allowed two or less runs in his last four starts and is allowing a .218 batting average at home. The Dodgers are still in the hole in terms of profit, but I'll ride the hot hand and take them with the RL here.