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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 8/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Friday August 2, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +155 / Los Angeles Dodgers -185 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
SNLA, FSSD
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The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Friday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The San Diego Padres look for a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 118 hits and 69 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 206 hits and 113 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 5-8 with a 4.52 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 124 hits and 80 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 200 hits and 90 RBI. Dustin May will make his major league debut when he gets the ball tonight. May was 24-17 with a 3.50 ERA and 394 strikeouts in his minor league career.

The Padres are 5-12 in their last 17 overall, 2-5 in Lauers last 7 starts and 1-4 in Lauers last 5 road starts. The Dodgers are 39-13 in their last 52 home games, 12-5 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series and 63-31 in their last 94 overall. The Padres are 16-41 in the last 57 meetings in Los Angeles, 23-49 in the last 72 meetings and 4-1 in Lauers last 5 starts vs. Dodgers. The under is 6-2 in Dodgers last 8 overall. The under is 5-0 in Lauers last 5 starts overall.

Lauer has allowed 18 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 14.1 innings, and he has a 6.61 ERA and .294 allowed batting average on the road. May makes his big league debut tonight, and he's a top-50 prospect in baseball with four capable pitches and big expectations. I usually shy away from guys making their league debut simply due to the unknown, but the Dodgers have the offense to pick the kid up if things don't go well. The San Diego Padres also seem to be running out of gas as we get to the business end of the season. I'll back the Dodgers once again.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -185

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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