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San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers (50-42) at San Diego Padres (40-55)
Date & Time Thursday July 12, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +159 / Los Angeles Dodgers -169 --- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
FSSD, SNLA
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MLB | Los Angeles Dodgers (50-42) at San Diego Padres (40-55)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Thursday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 18 of their last 22 games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 89 hits and 59 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 165 hits and 82 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 2.22 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 2-3 with a 3.04 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could use a feel good victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have lost 16 of their last 21 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, 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. Tyson Ross gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 4.41 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Ross is 0-7 with a 3.49 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 15-6 in their last 21 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 8-2 in Striplings last 10 starts. The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series, 1-4 in Ross' last 5 starts and 5-2 in Ross' last 7 home starts. The Dodgers are 64-31 in the last 95 meetings, the Padres are 1-7 in Ross' last 8 starts vs. Dodgers and 0-4 in Ross' last 4 home starts vs. Dodgers.

The San Diego Padres continue to find creative ways to lose and are now throwing out a pitcher in Ross who has had zero career success against the Dodgers. Forget the record against the Dodgers, Ross is allowing a .294 batting average in 85 career at bats against current Dodgers with a .870 OPS. The Dodgers have won eight of the last 10 games in which Stripling has pitched, and he's allowed two or less runs in eight of those 10 games as well. I'll lay the juice with the road team yet again.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -169

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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