Dodgers at Padres MLB Odds & Picks: The Dodgers and Padres will play the rubber game of their three game series Thursday (6:35 pm Eastern) at Petco Park in San Diego. Los Angeles won the opener 2-0 on Tuesday and San Diego picked up a 6-1 win on Wednesday. The Padres lead LA by 3.5 games in the National League West Standings. Right-hander Vicente Padilla will get the start for for the Dodgers in this game. Padilla is 4-3 on the year with a 2.41 ERA. Countering for San Diego is Matt Latos. The Padres right-hander is 11-4 with a 2.48 ERA.
Padilla was on the short end of a pitcher's duel with Johan Santana of the Mets on Friday. Padilla's been everything the Dodgers could have hoped for, and his only two losses since returning from injury were one-run and two-run performances.
LeBlanc is coming off his first victory since June 12. He allowed three runs in six innings against the Pirates and was able to overcome two solo home runs. His fastball command was good as he didn't walk a batter for the first time since April 29.
Clayton Richard pitched six strong innings in a 6-1 Padres win over the Dodgers Thursday night. Tony Gwynn Jr scored on a Adrian Gonzalez bloop breaking the scoring slump. The Padres beat the Dodgers for the first time in five games at Petco Park this season and for the second time in seven games overall. The Padres cashed as a -110 moneyline favorite and the seven runs scored squeaked OVER the 6.5 posted total.
MLB Picks: Now that San Diego has broken through its scoring block, perhaps they are due for a scoring barrage. That's why the OVER-6 for today's game looks good.
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