Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 8/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 8/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3:10 PM (Dodger Stadium)

The Line: San Diego Padres +130 / Los Angeles Dodgers -149 - Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven 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 210 hits and 113 RBI. Chris Paddack gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 2.78 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Paddack is 0-1 with a 2.61 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning six of their last nine 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 of their last seven 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. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.07 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 6-4 with a 4.07 ERA and 100 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

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The Padres are 37-76 in their last 113 Sunday games, 4-1 in Paddacks last 5 starts and 2-5 in Paddacks last 7 road starts. The Dodgers are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series, 1-4 in Maedas last 5 starts and 1-7 in Maedas last 8 starts with 5 days of rest. The Padres are 17-42 in the last 59 meetings in Los Angeles and 24-50 in the last 74 meetings. The under is 31-15-5 in Maedas last 51 starts overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Paddacks last 4 road starts.

Paddack has allowed 12 hits and five runs in his last 23.2 innings, and that includes 5.2 scoreless innings against the Dodgers on the road on July 6. Maeda has allowed 19 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 24.2 innings, and the Dodgers have lost seven of the last 11 games he's pitched. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been nothing but money this season and have owned the Padres at home especially. However, in terms of starting pitching, the Padres have the advantage in this contest. I'll consider the Padres and the plus money in this contest based on how well Paddack has pitched lately. 

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Randy’s Pick San Diego Padres +130

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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