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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 5/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Tuesday May 14, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +148 / Los Angeles Dodgers -158 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
SNLA, FSSD
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The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The San Diego Padres look for a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 42 hits and 24 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 72 hits and 43 RBI. Chris Paddack gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 1.55 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Paddack’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 59 hits and 38 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 78 hits and 41 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 3.31 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 18-6 with a 1.97 ERA and 242 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 12-3 in their last 15 games following an off day, 2-7 in their last 9 vs. National League West and 6-1 in Paddacks last 7 starts. The Dodgers are 36-16 in their last 52 home games, 39-19 in their last 58 games following an off day and 78-25 in Kershaws last 103 starts. The Padres are 13-38 in the last 51 meetings in Los Angeles, 20-46 in the last 66 meetings and the Dodgers are 23-5 in Kershaws last 28 starts vs. Padres. The under is 6-1-1 in Kershaws last 8 home starts. The under is 5-0 in Paddacks last 5 starts overall.

Paddack has been extremely impressive this season, which includes allowing two runs in his last 20.2 innings. The problem is the Los Angeles Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball right now and Kershaw is still Kershaw, who has not only owned the Padres throughout his career, but has won 11 of his last 13 home starts. You can make a case for the Padres here, but I don't bet against Kershaw often, and I certainly don't do it at home where he rarely loses. Give me the Dodgers.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -158

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