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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 7/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Friday July 5, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +165 / Los Angeles Dodgers -185 -- Over/Under: 8.5
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The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Friday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The San Diego Padres need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 99 hits and 61 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 156 hits and 99 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 4.22 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 13 of their last 15 games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 106 hits and 71 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 163 hits and 92 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 3.23 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 19-6 with a 2.02 ERA and 247 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 1-4 in Lauers last 5 starts vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 42-10 in Kershaws last 52 home starts and 84-28 in Kershaws last 112 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 16-5 in Kershaws last 21 home starts vs. Padres. The over is 7-3 in Kershaws last 10 starts overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Lauers last 8 starts overall.

Lauer had a really solid month of June and has allowed just two earned runs in his last 11 innings, but now he goes on the road where he has a 6.49 ERA and .293 allowed batting average in 34.2 innings. Kershaw has been shaky in his last two starts where he's given eight earned runs and 14 hits, but there's no denying the Dodgers success with him on the mound, especially at home where he's won 42 of his last 52 starts. In 135 at bats against current Padres, Kershaw is allowing a .215 batting average with 36 strikeouts. Oh, there's also the fact the Padres aren't playing good baseball right now and looked awful at the plate last night. I'll take the Dodgers and the RL for the second straight night.

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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