Edinson Volquez out to silence Dodgers bats in MLB contest

Los Angeles DodgersSan Diego Padres
May 17, 10:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Odds

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San Diego will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Los Angeles Dodgers pay a visit to PETCO Park.

Aaron Harang gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Dodgers on this day; he's 2-2 on the season. The Padres, meanwhile, will counter with Edinson Volquez, who will be looking to improve on his 2-2 mark.

View LA Dodgers vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Padres were listed as -115 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Padres at No. 14 in the National League and the Dodgers at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3.3 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.4 in runs allowed per game. The Padres have averaged 7.2 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Los Angeles was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Padres. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to San Diego on Wednesday at PETCO Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 2-8
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Dodgers at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games when playing San Diego
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of LA Dodgers' last 25 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of San Diego's last 25 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to St. Louis, Friday, May 18
San Diego home to LA Angels, Friday, May 18

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