Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres 5/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Joey Lucchesi
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on Friday, May 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Joey Lucchesi for the Padres.
Los Angeles opens at -128 while San Diego opens at +118. The Dodgers have a 16-14-0 over/under record and a 16-14-0 run line mark. The Padres are 13-19-0 against the run line and have a 15-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 16-14-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 16-14-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 15-15-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 13-19-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/02/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin left last game, is "?" next start
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
04/29/18 P Rich Hill Finger 10-day DL (04/15)
04/29/18 RF Yasiel Puig Hip 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 P Alex Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/15/18 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 3B Justin Turner Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
05/01/18 C Austin Hedges Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 1B Wil Myers Oblique 10-day DL (04/29)
04/22/18 RF Hunter Renfroe Elbow 10-day DL (04/18)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/11/18 P Kirby Yates Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 13-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.48 this year. He has 34 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 259 base hits and 121 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 95 batters and struck out 305. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .243, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 28 hits this season in 93 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS+ of 157. Cody Bellinger is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 115 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Dodgers have 254 hits, including 62 doubles and 26 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 256 times as a unit. They have left 220 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 138 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 11-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.78, Joey Lucchesi has a 3-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP this season. He has 35 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 135 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 282 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 287 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Christian Villanueva comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .384. He has 26 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 191. Freddy Galvis is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 27 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 75 and a slugging percentage of .287. The Padres as a unit have 248 base hits, including 49 doubles and 31 homers. San Diego has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out on 324 occasions. They have had 208 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.94 runs per game and totaled 126 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -128
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