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San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 5/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Saturday May 4, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -125 / San Diego Padres +115 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
SNLA, FSSD
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 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 49 hits and 38 RBI while Justin Turner and Enrique Hernandez have combined for 59 hits and 27 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Hill is 6-4 with a 2.89 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last seven games won scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 33 hits and 20 RBI while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado have combined for 58 hits and 29 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 4.94 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 0-3 with a 8.53 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Hills last 4 road starts and 8-1 in Hills last 9 starts. The Padres are 9-21 in their last 30 during game 2 of a series, 4-13 in their last 17 Saturday games and 4-1 in Lucchesis last 5 home starts. The Dodgers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in San Diego, 44-19 in the last 63 meetings and 6-2 in Hills last 8 starts vs. Padres. The under is 5-2 in Lucchesis last 7 starts overall. The over is 20-7-1 in Hills last 28 starts overall.

Lucchesi is coming off a rough start against the Washington Nationals and has now allowed four or more earned runs in three of his last four starts. Hill only has a few innings under his belt this season due to a late start, but he's allowing a .165 batting average with 47 strikeouts in 127 at bats against current Padres. Not to mention the Los Angeles Dodgers are playing consistent baseball and have a trustworthy lineup, while you're never sure what you're getting from the Padres. I'll gladly take the better team in the Dodgers and the cheap price. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -125

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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