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San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 5/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers (15-18) at San Diego Padres (12-22)
Date & Time Sunday May 6, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +166 / Los Angeles Dodgers -176 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSSD, SNLA, ESPN
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MLB | Los Angeles Dodgers (15-18) at San Diego Padres (12-22)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Nuevo León.

The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a bounce back victory here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost five straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Chris Taylor leads the Dodgers with 35 hits and 13 RBI while Cody Bellinger and Matt Kemp have combined for 64 hits and 32 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Hill is 4-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could also use a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 34 hits and 11 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 62 hits and 20 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 10.13 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Lauer’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 9-4 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 7-3 in Hills last 10 starts. The Padres are 17-48 in their last 65 Sunday games, 3-14 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego, 41-19 in the last 60 meetings and 4-1 in Hills last 5 starts vs. Padres.

I don't care who is on the mound for the Dodgers, I'm not laying this type of juice with them playing the way they're playing. The Dodgers can't find ways to finish games, and Hill has allowed 10 runs in 15 innings while giving up a .293 batting average. Lauer has allowed 13 hits and 10 runs in just nine innings of work this season, while his allowed batting average is .361. The only real play in this game seems to be the over, as you can't make a case for either of these pitchers, and the Dodgers shouldn't be laying these prices against anyone.

Pick:
Over 8.5

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