San Diego Padres (12-11) at Los Angeles Dodgers (15-6)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7:08 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Joe Musgrove (2-2) (1.04) vs. Dustin May (1-1) (2.93)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -125 / San Diego Padres +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Padres have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 24 hits and 14 RBI while Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado have combined for 42 hits and 13 RBI. Joe Musgrove gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 1.04 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Musgrove is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven 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 Max Muncy have combined for 36 hits and 24 RBI. Dustin May gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. May is 1-3 with a 2.97 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 9-1 in their last 10 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series. The Dodgers are 40-12 in their last 52 Sunday games and 90-34 in their last 124 home games. The under is 6-1 in Padres last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 overall. The Padres are 21-48 in the last 69 meetings in Los Angeles and 18-41 in the last 59 meetings.
The San Diego Padres and the plus money is attractive, especially with Musgrove on the mound, a guy who has allowed 11 hits and three runs through 26 innings while striking out 37. However, Dustin May has more than held his own through three starts and we know what he's capable of, especially at home where he had a .206 allowed batting average last season through 30 innings. The bottom line is you're not going to get the Dodgers at home at these prices much this season. Take advantage while you still can.