Pick Dodgers' Moneyline vs. Padres in Thursday's MLB Odds

Jeff Grant

Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:47 PM GMT

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 2:47 PM GMT

The Los Angeles Dodgers have dominated division opponents in 2014, which provides them a major edge against the San Diego Padres in their series finale Thursday night.

Back In The Win Column
Since the second half of the season began on July 18, San Diego has scored a total of 138 runs in 30 games, which happens to be the third-highest total in the National League behind the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Padres snapped a two-game losing streak in picking up a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles as +127 road underdogs Wednesday, while going UNDER the betting total for the first time in four affairs.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is a solid 39-32 in the month of August.

 

Falling Behind Early
Los Angeles has dropped five of its last seven, which can’t be ignored when looking over the MLB odds, especially since it has fallen into a early hole in four consecutive games.

The Dodgers have put together a dynamite 33-19 record against National League West opponents this season, including an 8-3 mark versus the Padres.  The pitching staff has posted a 2.40 ERA in the season series—limiting the Friars to a .206 batting average.

MLB handicappers will find that the club is 90-61 at Dodger Stadium when the total is 7 or less since the start of the 2012 campaign.

 

Ross
Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (11-11, 2.70 ERA) had his personal four-game win streak snapped last time out, as he allowed three runs and five hits over six innings in a 4-2 setback on the road to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The right-hander is 5-6 with a 3.56 ERA in 13 road outings, with opposing hitters batting .262 against him (.196 at Petco Park).

Ross has registered a 0-3 record and 2.63 ERA in his last four efforts against the Blue Crew—striking out 31 batters in 24 frames over that span.

August 21st's Daily MLB Pitching Report!

Kershaw
Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (14-3, 1.86 ERA) suffered his first loss since May 28 last time out, as he surrendered three runs and five hits in a 3-2 home defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The left-hander is 6-2 with a 1.94 ERA in 10 home appearances—issuing just seven walks and striking out 100 batters in 79 combined frames.

In 22 lifetime efforts versus the Padres, Kershaw has put together a 10-6 record and 2.38 ERA.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Dodgers as one of their MLB picks, as the Padres have fallen in defeat in Ross’ last six starts as a road underdog of +110 to +150.
Free MLB Pick:  Los Angeles Dodgers

[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":286847, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]

comment here