Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres MLB Picks & Predictions 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Eric Lauer
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Petco Park on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Eric Lauer for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -150 and San Diego at +140. The Dodgers have a 13-18-0 over/under record and a 19-12-0 run line mark. The Padres are 15-16-0 against the run line and have a 12-17-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-18-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-12-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 12-17-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 15-16-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/02/19 3B David Freese Ankle is questionable Friday vs San Diego Padres
04/30/19 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 10-day IL (04/30)
04/29/19 P Caleb Ferguson Oblique 10-day IL (04/28)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/30/19 SS Fernando Tatis Jr. Hamstring 10-day IL (04/29)
04/27/19 P Brett Kennedy Shoulder 10-day IL
04/24/19 LF Jose Pirela Oblique 10-day IL (04/21)
04/09/19 P Aaron Loup Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/09/19 CF Franchy Cordero Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/03/19 P Jacob Nix Elbow 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Dinelson Lamet Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Garrett Richards Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Jose Castillo Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Miguel Diaz Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Travis Jankowski Wrist 60-day IL (03/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 20-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.75 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 20 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He's allowed 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 37 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 254 base hits and 126 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 86 batters and struck out 286. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 30 hits this season in 108 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 93. Cody Bellinger is hitting .425 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .500. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 113 at bats. His OPS+ is 256 while his slugging percentage is at .867. The Dodgers have 278 hits, including 47 doubles and 52 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 141 times so far this season and they have struck out 266 times as a unit. They have left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .800. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 17-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.41, Eric Lauer has a 2-3 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 236 base knocks and 109 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 86 hitters and struck out 280 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .218, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .279, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .323. He has 26 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 110 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 94. Eric Hosmer is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .298. He has collected 28 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Padres as a unit have 218 base hits, including 43 doubles and 44 homers. San Diego has walked 79 times this year and they have struck out on 298 occasions. They have had 161 men left on base and have an OPS of .675. They have scored 3.48 runs per game and totaled 108 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -150
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