San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/5/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/5/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers (8-4) at San Diego Padres (7-5)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Petco Park)

Ross Stripling (2-0) (2.92) vs. Garrett Richards (0-0) (3.37)

The Line: San Diego Padres +125 / Los Angeles Dodgers -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Dodgers are 7-2 this season when scoring four or more runs. Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 16 hits and seven RBI while Mookie Betts and AJ Pollock have combined for 25 hits and 12 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 2.92 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Stripling is 4-5 with a 3.57 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their first 12 games. The Padres are 7-2 this season when scoring four or more runs. Fernando Tatis leads the Padres with 13 hits and 11 RBI while Trent Grisham and Will Myers have combined for 23 hits and 16 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Richards is 1-0 with a 1.78 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 17-5 in their last 22 road games, 8-3 in their last 11 Wednesday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 17-35 in their last 52 games as an underdog and 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games. The under is 7-2 in Dodgers last 9 overall. The over is 5-1 in Padres last 6 overall. The Dodgers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego and 39-17 in the last 56 meetings.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing the better baseball right now and Stripling is off to an impressive start to the season through two outings. However, the San Diego Padres need this series to convince themselves that their hot start wasn't a fluke and they can truly compete in the NL West. Richards has also pitched well through two games in his own right, and in 28 at bats against current Dodgers hitters, he's allowing a .097 batting average with eight strikeouts. Small sample size, but impressive nonetheless.

Give me the Padres and the plus money.

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