Los Angeles Dodgers (49-41) at San Diego Padres (39-54)
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 10, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +159 / Los Angeles Dodgers -169 --- Over/Under: 8
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 87 hits and 58 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 161 hits and 81 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.56 ERA and 51 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 use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Padres have allowed 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have lost 14 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 88 hits and 38 RBI while Jose Pirela and Freddy Galvis have combined for 164 hits and 57 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 4.84 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. This will be Lauer’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 14-5 in their last 19 road games, 43-21 in their last 64 Tuesday games and 5-1 in Hills last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The Padres are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Lauers last 5 home starts and 3-8 in Lauers last 11 starts. The Dodgers are 36-17 in the last 53 meetings, 4-1 in Hills last 5 starts vs. Padres and the over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
Hill has been solid recently, allowing two or less runs in four of his last five starts, and he has an allowed batting average of .164 in 73 career at bats against current Padres. Lauer has allowed 16 hits and seven runs in his last 10 innings, and he has an ERA over five with an allowed batting average of .333 at home this season. Not to mention the San Diego Padres can't win whenever the pitching staff gets touched even a little bit. The prices aren't getting better, but the Los Angeles Dodgers have to be the pick here, as the Padres are burning money right now.