Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres 5/7/2023 Analysis, Predictions and Picks
The LA Dodgers will face the San Diego Padres in MLB action at Petco Park, CA, on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 7:10 PM ET. Last Friday, the LA Dodgers saw their six-game winning streak snapped. The Dodgers had high hopes for the opening game of the Padres series after sweeping two three-game series at home against the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies, but Clayton Kershaw had a tough day on the mound. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit two home runs off Kershaw, who allowed four earned runs on eight hits and a surprising five walks. Last Friday, the Dodgers had only four hits. They hit .238/.331/.455 with 54 home runs, 66 extra-base hits, and 21 stolen bases in 33 games and 1,261 plate appearances, ranking seventh in the MLB in runs scored per game on Saturday (5.58).
Julio Urias, a 26-year-old left-hander who is 4-3 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 45/8 K/BB ratio in seven starts (39.2 innings pitched) in 2023, will take the mound for the Dodgers. Even though Urias had a rough second half of April, he bounced back for his first start in May. On Tuesday, Urias dominated the Phillies 13-1 with seven innings of one-run, one-hit ball.
- The total went OVER in 6 of the LA Dodgers’ last 8 games on the road.
- The total stayed UNDER in 6 of the Dodgers’ last 7 games on the road against San Diego.
- The Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
5/7/2023 Analysis, Predictions and Picks
The San Diego Padres had a slow April, but it looks like they turned things around. The Padres were hitting the ball well in the last few weeks over 370 at-bats, the player hit 273/.375/.459 with 14 home runs and 24 extra-base hits. Last Friday, Manny Machado was 2-for-3 with a run scored while Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI. For 6.2 innings, Yu Darvish shut down the Dodgers, giving up only one run on four hits, a walk, and six strikeouts.
On Sunday, Joe Musgrove was supposed to pitch on Friday and could start in this game, but the Padres decided to give him a few more days off so he could heal from a foot blister. In two starts (8.1 IP), Musgrove is 1-0 with a 10.80 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and a 9/1 K/BB ratio. Musgrove recently faced the Giants in Mexico City and went 3.1 innings while allowing seven earned runs.
- The total remained UNDER in 4 of San Diego’s last 5 games at home.
- The total stayed UNDER in 6 of San Diego’s last 7 games at home against the LA Dodgers.
- San Diego is 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the National League.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres. The MLB pick for this game is the Los Angeles Dodgers. Before his excellent performance against the Phillies this past Tuesday, Julio Urias allowed 11 earned runs in his previous two starts. Expect the Dodgers’ left-hander to keep up the good work since the current Padres are only 23 for 124 against Urias with five doubles and six home runs. Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto each have only one hit in 20 at-bats against Urias, while Manny Machado is 10-for-29 against him. Bet on Los Angeles to win because, on the other hand, the current Dodgers are 51-for-166 against Joe Musgrove while hitting 12 doubles and four home runs. The majors’ leading home run hitter with 12 home runs, Max Muncy, is 9-for-23 against Musgrove. The A Dodgers will win with a predicted score of 6-3.
MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET
Location: Petco Park, CA
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
MLB Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -105
MLB Totals: 8