The division rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at PETCO Park.
The Dodgers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Stephen Fife in this game. Fife has a 1-2 record and a 3.74 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Padres will be Jason Marquis. The righthander has a 3.63 ERA to go along with a 9-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Padres listed as 141-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
The Dodgers were a 6-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
San Diego lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Giants on June 19. Bettors who backed the Giants at -156 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.
Los Angeles: 30-40 SU
San Diego: 36-36 SU
LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 4-3
After a win are 3-7
SAN DIEGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing San Diego
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers's last 9 games
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
San Diego is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
San Diego home to LA Dodgers, Friday, June 21