San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions, Odds & Picks (August 10)

Padres vs Dodgers 2020

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. continues to take MLB by storm
  • Dodgers look to extend their NL West lead
  • Dustin May coming into his own

Padres vs Dodgers Odds

TeamRun spreadTotalMoney Line
San Diego Padres+1.5 -132O 8.5 -107+165
Los Angeles Dodgers-1.5 +112U 8.5 -113-195

 

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Padres vs Dodgers Predictions and Picks

There’s no juice on the money line here for the Dodgers, but with how dominant May was against San Diego last week, it’s hard to pick against L.A., too. Both teams come in hitting the ball well, so we will try another double-dip.

Picks:

Dodgers with the spread -1.5 +112

Over 8.5 -107

(Betting record in 2020 through 8/9: 10-10-1)

Trends

Padres are 10-6 against the spread this season and 3-3 on the road.

The Padres are 1-7 straight up in its last eight against the Dodgers.

The under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between these teams in Los Angeles.

The Padres are 1-8 straight up in their last nine games as the underdog.

The under is 12-6 in the Dodgers last 18 Monday night games.

How to Watch San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers

 Padres vs Dodgers Information
WhatSan Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
WhereDodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
WhenMonday, August 10, 2020, 9:40 PM EST
How to WatchSNLA, FSSD

Fernando Tatis Jr.

This is what we wrote for the last Padres game we previewed: “Mike Trout is the face of baseball. He’s still in his prime, but if there were somebody next in line for that title, it very well might be Fernando Tatis Jr.”

That argument has aged pretty well, with Tatis Jr. continuing his torrid pace. Tatis Jr. is on fire, hitting another home run yesterday, to extend his active streak to four games in a row and five out of his last six total.

In all, he went 6-for-12 against the Diamondbacks the past three days, belting four home runs, scoring four runs and driving in five. Not bad for a 21-year-old shortstop.

Tatis Jr. will win NL Player of the Week honors and has led the Padres to their 9-7 start, sitting with a .333/.417/.810 slash line, a 1.226 OPS and is tied for the lead league with eight home runs and tied for second with 18 RBIs. He’s literally doing it all.

Dodgers Doing What We Expected

In an uncertain year, there have already been plenty of surprise stories. The Marlins lead the NL East, the Orioles are second in the AL East, the Tigers are second in the AL Central and the Astros are in third place in the division, 5.5 games out of first just 15 games into the year.

However, the Dodgers are doing exactly what we expected and that’s dominate. Since splitting their Opening series against the Giants have won their past four series and are 9-3 overall.

They just took two of three from the Padres last week, the first of which came on the heels of an impressive Dustin May performance. May picked up his first win of the season, going six innings, surrendering just two runs on three hits and one walk and striking out eight.

The Dodgers are taking it slow with May, limiting him to fewer than 85 pitches in each of his first three starts. The Dodger’s former top prospect has been very consistent in his first year as a full-time starter, sitting with a 2.63 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.

Garrett Richards Finally Healthy, but Will Results Follow?

Garrett Richards made just three starts in 2019 after Tommy John surgery in July of 2018 sidelined him for a full season. Each of those starts was shorter than four innings, giving up a total of eight runs in 8.2 innings while striking out 11.

He’s yet to throw more than 90 pitches in a game this season but has been able to throw five or more innings in each start.

Richards is 0-1 on the year with a 4.60 ERA and 1.21 WHIP, with his loss coming last week to the Dodgers. Los Angeles tagged Richards for four runs in five innings, although he gave up just six total baserunners and struck out six.

Manny Machado Heating Up?

Manny Machado has gotten off to the slowest start of his career and there’s two ways to look at that. 1. He’s been one of the best hitters in baseball, so once he starts hitting how he’s capable the Padres will be a true force. Or 2. The season is more than 25% over and if he doesn’t pick it up soon, San Diego may start to fade in the NL West.

However, the past few days have been a good sign for the Padres and Machado. After a 1-for-14 stretch, Machado has gone 3-for-8 last eight with three extra base hits. The slugger hit a double on Saturday before hitting two solo home runs in San Diego’s 9-5 win on Sunday.He’s been struggling all year long, with more strikeouts (15) than hits (13) but if he gets going, that makes the top of this lineup one of the most dangerous in baseball.

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Tony writes about baseball for WSN.com after recently graduating with his Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Tony was a local sports reporter for MLive Media Group, based out of Jackson, Michigan where he covered everything from high school to professional sports. He graduated from Michigan State in 2015 with a degree in journalism. During his time there he covered the Michigan State football and men’s basketball teams from 2013-15 and hosted a sports radio show on WDBM 89FM.