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Dodgers face San Diego Padres: MLB odds preview and stats

Los Angeles DodgersSan Diego Padres
April 8, 4:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Odds


MLB wagering interest swings to the San Diego vs Los Angeles battle on Sunday at PETCO Park as the Padres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Clayton Richard for the Padres (0-0 on the year) and Aaron Harang for Los Angeles (0-0 so far).

View LA Dodgers vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Padres in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -120 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Padres, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Dodgers, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Diego owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the National League at 4 per game. By contrast, the Dodgers are rated No. 4 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

The Dodgers were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles needed extra innings to get the job done against the Padres on Saturday as the Dodgers defeated them 6-5 at PETCO Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing San Diego are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Dodgers at Padres trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing San Diego
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of San Diego's last 23 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of San Diego's last 25 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 10
San Diego home to Arizona, Tuesday, April 10