MLB Matchups  >>  San Diego Padres vs. LA Dodgers Dodgers Preview 07/10/2014

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet at Dodger Stadium.

The Padres will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Odrisamer Despaigne in this game. Despaigne has a 2-0 record and a 0.92 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Dodgers will be Clayton Kershaw. The left hander has a 1.85 ERA to go along with a 10-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 280-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game's total is sitting at 6.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Padres were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.

San Diego:
Team record: 40-51
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Diego's last 13 games
San Diego is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles:
Team record: 51-42
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
LA Dodgers is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Dodgers's last 11 games when playing San Diego
Next up:
San Diego at LA Dodgers Friday, July 11