The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet for the final game of their series. Padres' Ted Lilly will try to pick up the sweep against their National League East foes, but Tim Stauffer aims to get his team back on track.
The Los Angeles Dodgers notched a
1-0 win as -124 MLB odds favorites in Saturday’s duel against the San Diego Padres,
edging out their National League West rivals for a second straight
contest. Dodgers catcher Dioner Navarro brought mate Juan Uribe home for
the winning run with a walkoff single, breaking a nine-inning stalemate.
Sunday afternoon’s finale between
the foes has Padres right-hander Tim Stauffer (5-5, 2.97 ERA) listed to oppose
Dodgers lefty Ted Lilly (5-9, 4.94 ERA). MLB betting outlets opened the matchup
as a pick’em, with early betting action making Lilly a 120 home favorite.
Betting odds makers first set the ‘total’ at 6 ½, with initial ‘over’ wagers moving its
premium to minus 125.
Stauffer and the Padres
Stauffer notched a third straight
win in Tuesday’s 5-3 victory for San Diego as a 132 road dog against the San
Francisco Giants. The seven-year hurler gave up two earned runs in six
innings (104 pitches).
Padres relievers Chad Qualls and
Mike Adams each picked up a hold, uniting to allow one hit over two
frames. Closer Heath Bell finished out the affair, logging his 26th
The contest’s combined eight runs
leaped ‘over’ the ‘total’ of six. Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin
cracked a triple, finishing 3-for-4.
San Diego is 21-24 in its first 45
road games, with the ‘over’ going 22-21-2. Stauffer is 2-2 in eight
starts away from home, with a 1.23 WHIP and .320 OBP.
Lilly and the Dodgers
Lilly picked up a fourth straight
loss in Tuesday’s 6-0 defeat for Los Angeles as a 122 home favorite against the
New York Mets. The 13-year veteran allowed three runs over six innings
(85 pitches), including two homers.
Dodgers infielder Jamey Carroll
blasted a triple off the bench, going 1-for-2. Carroll’s mates Matt Kemp
and James Loney united to hit 3-for-8.
The lopsided battle’s six runs
ducked below the ‘total’ of 7 ½. Lilly helped his own cause with a
double, batting 1-for-2 before exiting.
Los Angeles is 22-27 in its first 49
games, with the ‘under’ cashing at 25-19-5. Lilly is 3-6 in his nine home
outings, giving up 11 homers in 52 2/3 IP.
Today’s first pitch is scheduled
for 4:10 p.m. (ET), with the weather forecast at Dodger Stadium calling for a
clear 82-degree day and calm winds. Umpire Cory Blaser is slated behind
home plate, with the ‘over’ going 3-1-2 in his last six called games.
I recomend that baseball bettors back today, and look for the
Padres and Stauffer to cash as road dogs in this spot, taking a price of plus
Stauffer has been stingy in his last
three day-game starts, allowing just two runs in 21 IP. The 29-year-old
tossed 15 strikeouts in that span, while holding foes to 13 hits combined.
San Diego has gone 5-0 in Stauffer’s
last five starts against the Dodgers, with the most recent win coming April
30. Stauffer ended up with a no-decision, holding Los Angeles to four
hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Lilly has failed to notch a win for
the Dodgers in seven afternoon affairs, with a 0-4 mark. The California
native has posted a hefty 1.61 WHIP and 6.75 ERA in that span.
The Padres are 8-3 in their last 11
games that followed losing the first two contests of a series. Los
Angeles is 1-4 in its last five spots of playing a set’s third game.
for San Diego to end its slide after three straight shutout losses, cashing in
Sunday’s series finale.