San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
|Date & Time||Saturday August 3, 2019, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: San Diego Padres / Los Angeles Dodgers -- Over/Under:
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Padres have scored 12 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 seven games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 121 hits and 70 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 208 hits and 113 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill’s first career game against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight 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 127 hits and 85 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 201 hits and 90 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 9-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. Buehler is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 16-37 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series, 9-21 in their last 30 Saturday games and 2-6 in their last 8 road games. The Dodgers are 48-20 in their last 68 during game 3 of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games and 40-13 in their last 53 home games. The Padres are 16-42 in the last 58 meetings in Los Angeles and 23-50 in the last 73 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Dodgers last 10 home games. The under is 11-3 in Padres last 14 road games.
Quantrill has allowed 13 hits and four runs in his last 21.1 innings, and he's giving up a .211 batting average in 25 innings on the road this season. Buehler has allowed 26 hits and nine earned runs in his last 25.1 innings, and he's allowing a 2.78 ERA and .202 batting average in 58.1 innings at home this season. Quantrill is easily enjoying the best stretch of his career and it's going to be interesting to see if he can keep it up against this Dodgers lineup. Still, Buehler and the Dodgers are the safer pick here, especially when you consider the Padres have yet to win back-to-back games in the second half.