LA Dodgers (3rd - NL West) at San Diego (5th - NL West)
Where: Petco Park
When: April 18, 2018 10:10PM EST
Moneyline: Dodgers -165 / Padres +155
By expert handicapper Rich Crew
The Padres will try to avoid the sweep when they play their final game of a three-game set versus the Dodgers at Petco Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The lines maker at Intertops Sportsbook has the Dodgers as a big -165 road favorite with the total line offered up at 7.5 runs.
The Dodgers roared into San Diego with their bats booming scoring 21 runs in the previous four games. The cool air off the bay hasn’t slowed them down in San Diego with 17 runs in the first two games.
The Padres have responded with only six runs in the two matches, but was hitting the ball well before and has failed to score at least three runs in eight of their last ten.
Dodgers: Kenta Maeda has made two starts this season and is coming off of his shortest of his career lasting just 2 2/3 frames after missing some time. He has a lot of history against the Padres with eight starts over the last two seasons. In 2017 Maeda allowed 14 runs (12 Earned) over four starts against San Diego.
Padres: Luis Perdomo was tossed in his latest after a bench-clearing brawl lasting two innings allowing zero runs on five hits. He’s been mediocre this season with his longest outing being five innings. In three starts he’s 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA and a bloated 2.09 WHIP.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’ last five games
- LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last five games when playing San Diego
- LA Dodgers is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against San Diego
- San Diego is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego’s last five games at home
- San Diego is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego’s last five games when playing at home and overall against LA Dodgers
The public is all over the Dodgers in money line bets reaching over 70% of the action being placed on the visitor. The total has seen favoritism put on the OVER with 56% of the wagers at the windows coming in on that side of the O/U line.
Dodgers at Padres Prediction 4/18/18
Both teams’ bats should be booming tonight. The Padres have seven hitters who have strong back numbers against Maeda all recording averages of .300 or above. Nearly the same can be said of the Dodgers projected lineup with six of the batter hitting over .294. In the series, the last eight games had OVER bettors cashing their tickets and both teams are currently on OVER streaks. Iffy starting pitching with both pitchers recording zero quality starts over their last six outings adds to the value.
Crew’s Pick: Take the OVER 7.5 at 5Dimes to get the best line on this game and guys if you don’t have an account here, now is the time to save money all season long with this betting shop’s overnight nickel lines and dime line betting on game day!