San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 15, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: San Diego Padres +130 / Los Angeles Dodgers -152 -- Over/Under: 8
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine 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 43 hits and 24 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 77 hits and 46 RBI. Matt Strahm gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Strahm is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 61 hits and 41 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 79 hits and 41 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 4.03 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 5-3 with a 4.55 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 10-23 in their last 33 during game 2 of a series, 2-7 in their last 9 vs. National League West and 4-1 in Strahm's last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 36-16 in their last 52 home games and 44-20 in their last 64 vs. National League West. The Padres are 13-38 in the last 51 meetings in Los Angeles and 20-46 in the last 66 meetings. The under is 15-5-2 in Maeda's last 22 home starts. The under is 5-1-2 in Strahm's last 8 road starts.
Strahm has allowed two or less runs in each of his last six starts and has increased his strikeout percentage these last few starts as well. Maeda has been hit or miss this season, but he's been at his best at home in 19.1 innings where he's allowing a 1.86 ERA and a .152 batting average. The tipping point in this game is that you can count on the Los Angeles Dodgers offense to produce and this team to finish games. The San Diego Padres have left a lot of games on the table this season and can be quite frustrating in the later innings. I have to side with the Dodgers, the far and away more consistent team.