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Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Preview

San Diego PadresLos Angeles Dodgers
Aug 31, 9:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

60-74TEAM RECORD79-55

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 79-55 record when take on San Diego, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Saturday.

For the Dodgers, Chris Capuano gets the ball, charged with keeping the Padres hitters off the base paths. He'll face Andrew Cashner, 8-8 on the year.

View San Diego vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Dodgers as -163 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Padres sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Padres defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Padres have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Defensively, San Diego features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

In their last action, San Diego was a 9-2 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Padres endured a 9-2 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Friday, with Eric Stults throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Padres at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing at home against San Diego
LA Dodgers are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games at home
LA Dodgers are 17-5 SU in their last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 11 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at LA Dodgers, Sunday, September 1