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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 7/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Thursday July 4, 2019, 9:10 PM (EDT)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +201 / Los Angeles Dodgers -220 -- Over/Under: 8
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The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Thursday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The San Diego Padres need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Padres have scored 11 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 97 hits and 60 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 154 hits and 99 RBI. Dinelson Lamet gets the ball, and he was 7-8 with a 4.57 ERA and 139 strikeouts in the 2017 season. Lamet is 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Dodgers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 105 hits and 70 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 162 hits and 91 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 9-2 with a 1.83 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 7-1 with a 2.26 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games, 17-35 in their last 52 games vs. a left-handed starter and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 13-3 in their last 16 Thursday games, Dodgers are 46-21 in their last 67 during game 1 of a series and 8-2 in Ryus last 10 starts. The Padres are 13-40 in the last 53 meetings in Los Angeles, 15-37 in the last 52 meetings and the Dodgers are 4-0 in Ryus last 4 starts vs. Padres. The over is 4-1-2 in Dodgers last 7 home games. The over is 3-0-1 in Padres last 4 overall.

Lamet has the ability to be a good pitcher in time and showed potential a couple of years ago despite what his numbers say, but he's somebody who hasn't pitched since 2017 and is coming off Tommy John surgery. That's not somebody I'm running to the window to get behind. Ryu is coming off a poor start against the Rockies, but you can take that with a grain of salt with it taking place in Coors. Ryu is still the CY Young favorite in the NL, and he's posting a 0.94 ERA and .193 allowed batting average through 57.2 innings at home. Give me the Dodgers and the RL for added value. 

Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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