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San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Preview

by Thomas Jensen on Friday, April 11th, 2008

The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in a series for the second time this season and Friday’s opener will be a rematch of last Saturday as Jake Peavy faces Brad Penny.  Peavy has totally shut down the Dodgers in his career going 10-1 against them.  He allowed just two hits against them last weekend in a 4-1 win.  Penny allowed four runs in the first inning against the Padres last Saturday and then threw five shutout innings. Check out the current MLB line for this game at SBG Global.
 
MLB Betting Preview
San Diego Padres (5-5) at Los Angeles Dodgers (4-5)
Friday, 10:40 pm Eastern
 
"We can hit Peavy," said the Dodgers’ Rafael Furcal. "He's one of the best. But if you put it like you can't hit him, then you can't hit him. You can't think that way." Neither team has done much hitting recently. The Dodgers were swept by Arizona in their last three games while the Padres lost to the Giants Tuesday and Wednesday and didn’t even score a run on Wednesday, losing 1-0.  The Padres have had some success against Penny in the past. Penny has a 5.63 ERA versus the Dodgers in his career and is only 3-7 against them.
 
Here are the MLB betting stats for Friday’s game.  The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. the National League West. The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Padres are 8-2 in Peavy’s last 10 road starts. The Padres are 14-4 in Peavy’s last 18 starts vs. the National League West. The Padres are 3-8 in Peavy’s last 11 Friday starts. The Padres are 4-1 in Peavy’s last 5 road starts vs. Dodgers.
 
The Dodgers are 21-10 in their last 31 Friday games. The Dodgers are 5-11 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Dodgers are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. the National League West. The Dodgers are 19-7 in Penny’s last 26 home starts. The Dodgers are 1-5 in Penny’s last 6 starts vs. the Padres.
 
The Under is 4-1 in the Padres last 5 vs. the National League West. The Over is 18-6-2 in the Padres last 26 Friday games. The Under is 6-2 in the Padres last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 21-7-1 in the Padres last 29 road games. The Over is 6-0 in Peavy’s last 6 road starts. The Over is 5-1 in Peavy’s last 6 road starts vs. the Dodgers.
 
The Over is 6-0 in the Dodgers last 6 Friday games. The Under is 5-2 in the Dodgers last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 9-3 in Penny’s last 12 Friday starts. The Under is 8-3 in Penny’s last 11 starts vs. the National League West. The Over is 25-10 in Penny’s last 35 home starts. The Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles between the two teams.
 
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