Los Angeles Dodgers (49-42) at San Diego Padres (40-54)
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 11, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +148 / Los Angeles Dodgers -158 --- Over/Under: 8
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Wednesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a victory here after winning six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 24 of their last 30 games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 87 hits and 58 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 162 hits and 81 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 3.24 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 4-3 with a 4.78 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since June 12-13. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 89 hits and 38 RBI while Jose Pirela and Freddy Galvis have combined for 165 hits and 57 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 3.27 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. This will be Lucchesi’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 12-3 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 3-7 in Maedas last 10 starts vs. National League West. The Padres are 5-12 in their last 17 Wednesday games, 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Lucchesis last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego, 37-17 in the last 54 meetings and the over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
Maeda has allowed four runs in his last 19.2 innings and has an allowed batting average of just .230 on the season. Lucchesi has given up just five hits and two runs in his last 14.1 innings. Both pitchers are clearly in good form, so you can make a strong case for the plus money and the home team here. However, the San Diego Padres haven't won back-to-back games in a month. So, I'll back the Dodgers as more of a fade from the Padres who seem to find ways to lose regardless of what the numbers suggest.