The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres conclude a three-game series on Thursday. The matchup can be seen on MLB Network and it figures to be a pitching duel as the Dodgers Vicente Padilla goes up against San Diego’s Mat Latos.
SBG Global current line: Padres -149, Total 6.5 – 125
The Dodgers are in the race in the National League West but they do not have the look of a playoff team. With the ownership issues hanging over them and a lineup and starting rotation that is just average, Los Angeles doesn’t appear to be a team that will make a second half run. The Padres could be vulnerable at the top of the division but unless the Dodgers make a deal at the trading deadline, they probably won’t catch San Diego or San Francisco.
The Dodgers have been playing some low scoring baseball betting games lately, especially when Padilla is on the mound. They lost a pitcher’s duel in Padilla’s last start as he was up against the Mets Johan Santana. Padilla is 1-1 in his last three starts with a 0.43 ERA. He is 2-1 in his career against the Padres with a 3.23 ERA.
The Padres go with their top pitcher on Thursday. Mat Latos is 11-4 with a 2.48 ERA this season. He allowed two runs in six innings with two walks and seven strikeouts in his last start in Pittsburgh. In his last three starts, Latos is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA. He is 0-1 in his career against the Dodgers with a 6.00 ERA but he has only pitched three innings against them.
The Dodgers are 4-9 in their last 13 road MLB betting games vs. a right-handed starter. The Dodgers are 1-6 in Padilla’s last 7 road starts. The Padres are 6-1 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Padres are 7-0 in Latos’ last 7 starts.
Looking at the total, the Under is 4-1-1 in the Dodgers last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-1-1 in Padilla’s last 7 road starts. The Over is 4-1 in the Padres last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings between Los Angeles and San Diego.