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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres meet at PETCO Park.
The Dodgers will give the ball to starter Clayton Kershaw in this one. Lefthander Kershaw is 14-9 this season with a 1.94 ERA.
Starting this game for the Padres will be Burch Smith. The righthander has a 7.92 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Padres. Bettors on San Diego at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Los Angeles: 88-66 SU
San Diego: 72-81 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 8-2
After playing San Diego are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
San Diego most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
LA Dodgers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Diego's last 9 games at home
San Diego is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
San Diego home to LA Dodgers, Sunday, September 22