Greinke & Dodgers vs. Padres to Offer MLB Betting Value

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:19 PM GMT

Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this National League West matchup between the Dodgers and the Padres, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET.

Ian Kennedy has enjoyed great success at Petco Park over the course of his career, which provides value on the San Diego Padres against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday. 

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Disappointing result
Los Angeles didn’t receive a hit from the heart of its lineup in the series opener, with Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier going 0-for-15 combined from the plate. 

The Dodgers have grown accustom to big things from first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in this rivalry, as he entered Sunday with a .376 career average against the Padres. 

MLB handicappers will find that the club has won 10 of its last 13 games following an off day.

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A great start 
San Diego picked up a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles as +105 home underdogs Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total of 6.5. 

The first game of the series drew 45,567 fans—the largest crowd in stadium history and the franchise is expecting another sellout for this affair. 

The Padres are 13-6 in their last 19 games versus right-handed starters dating back to last season.

 

Greinke
Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke didn’t make a start in Australia due to a calf injury sustained earlier in game, as he looks to build off his first season with the team—producing a 15-4 record and 2.63 ERA in 28 outings.

The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA in five career starts versus the Padres, including a 1-0 mark and 1.50 ERA in three efforts at this ballpark.

 

Kennedy
Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy finished Spring Training with a 6.33 ERA—allowing four home runs in 21.1 innings of work. 

The right-hander has not pitched against the Dodgers as a member of his current squad, but was 0-2 with a 6.62 ERA in three starts versus Los Angeles with the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

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Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Padres as one of their MLB picks, as Kennedy is 7-2 with a 2.41 ERA in 12 career games at this venue.

Free MLB Pick:  San Diego Padres +135