San Diego Padres (12-10) at Los Angeles Dodgers (14-6)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Blake Snell (0-0) (4.11) vs. Trevor Bauer (2-0) (2.42)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -155 / San Diego Padres +143 --- Over/Under: 7 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 24 hits and 14 RBI while Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado have combined for 41 hits and 13 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.11 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Snell is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Dodgers have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The Dodgers have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with 25 hits and 16 RBI while Corey Seager and Zach McKinstry have combined for 35 hits and 27 RBI. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 0-4 with a 4.28 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games and 90-33 in their last 123 home games. The under is 6-0 in Padres last 6 overall. The under is 5-0 in Dodgers last 5 overall. The Padres are 20-48 in the last 68 meetings in Los Angeles and 17-41 in the last 58 meetings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have the starting pitching edge here and should be favored, but I'm not trying to lay juice with a team that's on the struggle bus offensively. Yes, the Dodgers are ridiculously talented and will break out of this funk eventually, but right now, it's hard to lay juice with the Dodgers and their inability to score runs. I'll take my chances with the San Diego Padres and the plus money.