Saturday, October 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Erlin (1-1) vs. Zack Greinke (18-3)
The Los Angeles Dodgers host the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. The probable starters are Robbie Erlin for the Padres and Zack Greinke for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +229 and Los Angeles at -250. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Padres have a 91-61 over/under record and a 75-84 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Dodgers are 71-88 against the run line and have a 76-78 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Padres come into this game with a 74-85 record, and they are 35-43 away from home. Robbie Erlin has an earned run average of 6.30 and is 1-1 so far on the season while having a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Padres are 1-1 over his 10 innings pitched this season while giving up 11 hits during those innings. The Padres are also 1-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 2.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.03 and they've given up 437 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 485 times and walking 178 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.68 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09.
San Diego ranks 30th in the league in team batting average at .244 while hitting .241 on the road. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Padres sit at .301 and they hold a .387 team slugging percentage. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.22 hits per game and Matt Kemp leads the team with 158.
With a 89-70 overall record, Los Angeles will come into this game 52-26 at home. Zack Greinke is starting this game 18-3 for the season with an earned run average of 1.68 and a WHIP of 0.85. In his starts, the Dodgers are 22-9 and he has allowed 144 hits over 214.2 innings pitched this season. The Dodgers are also 13-18 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.92 and they have given up 439 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .246 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 507 times and walking 148 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .246 average while hitting .250 at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Dodgers sit at .307 and they hold a .395 team slugging percentage. They rank 30th in baseball with 8.21 hits per game and Adrian Gonzalez leads the team with 155.
The Padres have committed 91 errors and have combined for 1,543 assists and 4,249 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .988 team fielding percentage while committing 75 errors, accumulating 1,696 assists and compiling 4,256 put outs.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 91-61 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 75-84 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 76-78 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 71-88 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
10/02/15 CF Wil Myers Wrist "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
10/01/15 LF Justin Upton Neck "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
09/30/15 RF Matt Kemp Finger out for season
09/13/15 P Colin Rea Elbow "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/15 1B Yonder Alonso Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/2)
08/15/15 P Brandon Maurer Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4), out for season
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4), out for season
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
Los Angeles Dodgers
10/01/15 3B Justin Turner Forearm "?" Friday vs. San Diego Padres
09/15/15 2B Jose Peraza Hamstring out indefinitely
08/28/15 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/28)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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