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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet at Dodger Stadium.
The Padres will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Eric Stults in this game. Stults has a 4-4 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.
It'll be Stephen Fife toeing the rubber for the Dodgers in this contest. Righthander Fife is 0-0 with a 7.71 ERA so far this season.
The Padres were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at -170 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
San Diego has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.
San Diego: 26-29 SU
Los Angeles: 23-32 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
San Diego4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 8 games when playing San Diego
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of LA Dodgers's last 24 games at home
LA Dodgers home to San Diego, Tuesday, June 4