San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 MLB Point Spreads

The National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers host the San Diego Padres in the opener of their three-game series tonight, Friday July 13th. The Padres are 0-9 SU in the last nine meetings in Los Angeles. MLB oddsmakers have the LA Dodgers as -187 moneyline favorites over the San Diego Padres (+170) with the over/under set at 6.5 runs. Be sure to check theĀ  San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds and make your predictions early.

San Diego (34-53, 17-26 V) enters the series on a three-game slide. The Padres, who are 2-7 against Los Angeles this season, lost three straight to Cincinnati following a season-high six-game winning streak.

Padres LH Clayton Richard (6-9, 3.91 ERA) has lost two of his last three starts, including a 6-5 setback against Cincinnati on Saturday in which he surrendered six runs and eight hits over six innings. Prior to that outing, the 28-year-old had allowed three earned runs or less in five straight starts. Richard improved to 6-1 lifetime against the Dodgers on May 16, when he yielded two runs over seven frames. He will be making his fourth start of the season versus Los Angeles.

LA (47-40, 27-16 H) will be without major league stolen base leader Dee Gordon for at least six weeks due to a torn ligament in his right thumb, and are hoping the four-day rest helps rejuvenate them as they lost three straight at Arizona prior to the All-Star break.

Dodgers LH Clayton Kershaw (6-5, 2.91 ERA) enters having dropped two of his last three starts. The 24-year-old All-Star was tagged for five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss at Arizona last Friday. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, Kershaw is 7-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 15 career starts against San Diego. He has allowed three earned runs over 8 1/3 innings in two outings versus the Padres this year but has not received a decision.

The Bottom Line: The Dodgers will be well rested and ready to go on home soil. Want to dominate the books this season with some of the best MLB Picks Experts in the business? Then sign up right now and get MLB Picks Free!

Recent Trends to Consider:
Dodgers are 5-0 in Kershaws last 5 starts vs. Padres.
Over is 7-1-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Under is 4-1 in Kershaws last 5 home starts vs. Padres.
Over is 4-1 in Kershaws last 5 starts vs. Padres.
Over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
Dodgers are 6-2 in Kershaws last 8 home starts vs. Padres.
Padres are 7-21 in the last 28 meetings.
Padres are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles.

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
When: Friday July 13th@10:10 PM ET
Pick: Dodgers -187

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