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

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Sunday May 5, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -155 / San Diego Padres +125 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
SNLA, FSSD
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 13 of their last 14 games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 49 hits and 38 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 61 hits and 28 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 4.41 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 5-3 with a 4.40 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last eight games when 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. Nick Margevicius gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 3.23 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Margevicius’ first career game against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 37-14 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series, 36-17 in their last 53 Sunday games and 3-7 in Maedas last 10 starts. The Padres are 33-67 in their last 100 Sunday games, 10-22 in their last 32 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego and 45-19 in the last 64 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Padres last 5 overall. The under is 13-6-1 in Maedas last 20 starts overall.

Maeda hasn't been great this season, as he's allowed three or more runs in three of his six starts and is allowing a .274 batting average on the year. Through 19.1 road innings, Maeda has given up 25 hits, 12 earned runs and has walked 10. Margevicius has given up no more than two runs in five of his six career starts and is allowing a .209 batting average with 26 strikeouts in 30.2 innings. The Padres have also lost both games this series to the Dodgers by one run each. This feels like a valuable spot to take a road underdog. 

Pick:
San Diego Padres +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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