The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres meet in an NL West division matchup in this week’s installment of Sunday night baseball. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
This game is lined as a coin flip with -110 odds on both sides. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Julio Urias will start for the Dodgers here and is 4-3 with a 3.86 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Joe Musgrove will get the nod for the Padres and is 1-0 with a 10.80 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season.
Los Angeles’ 2-1 win over the Padres on Saturday snapped San Diego’s four-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.
Los Angeles is 49-22 in their last 71 division games and 87-40 in their last 127 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a team with a right-handed starter. San Diego is 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I’m backing the under here. I think this is going to be a bona fide pitcher’s duel from start to finish as Urias and Musgrove are two of the best starters that their respective rotations have to offer. Saturday saw just three runs despite a far less attractive pitching matchup than what we have here, and I think we get another duel. Give me the under.