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Ian Kennedy faces Zack Greinke in MLB odds action

Los Angeles Dodgers

San Diego Padres
2-1 April 01, 2014, 06:40 PM | PETCO Park 1-0

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

Ian Kennedy gets the call for the San Diego Padres and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Zack Greinke brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Padres bats.View Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Padres as 138 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Padres and the No. 19-rated Dodgers in this matchup.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Padres on March 30. Bettors who backed the Padres at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Hyun-Jin Ryu's start, as they lost 3-1 against San Diego on Sunday at PETCO Park.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 14 ranked offense (3 runs per game) against a Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 at 3 runs allowed per game. The Padres have been averaging 5 hits per game, less than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (7.33 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Next up:
Los Angeles at San Diego, Wednesday, April 2nd