San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick – August 6

The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball throughout August 6. Seventeen games are up on the board throughout Saturday. One of these games will be between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. These two teams have been strong this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 9:10 PM Eastern time.

San Diego has posted a record of 61-48 throughout this season, which has them in second place of the NL West. The Padres have lost two games in a row, but have gone 6-4 throughout their last 10 games. San Diego is thirteen and a half games back on the division lead. The Padres will look to close that gap with a big win on the road.

The Dodgers have put up a record of 73-33 so far on the season, which has them in first place of the NL West. Los Angeles has won six games in a row and are 9-1 in their last 10 matchups. The Dodgers have a big lead on the division, but will look to keep it that way. Los Angeles will look for a win as they meet up on Saturday night.

These two teams are competing in playoff positions and will look for a big win on Saturday. The Padres have struggled a bit, but will look to get back on track with a big win. Los Angeles has been hot as of late and will look to keep it going. If either team can get an early lead, it could be enough to grab the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
San Diego Padres +1 ½ (-150) +130 Over 9 (-105)
Los Angeles Dodgers -1 ½ (+130) -155 Under 9 (-115)
Team Data San Diego Padres Los Angeles Dodgers
Overall Record 61-48 73-33
Away/ Home Record 30-25 36-15
Batting Average .242 .259
Batting Average Away/ Home .251 .253
ERA 3.78 2.92
ERA Away/ Home 4.16 3.05

Betting Trends

San Diego Padres

  • 4-2 in August games
  • 7-11 when playing on a Saturday
  • 24-22 against division rivals
  • 40-27 in night games
  • 22-15 against left handers
  • 27-18 after a loss
  • 19-20 against team with a winning record

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • 5-0 in August
  • 10-8 when playing on Saturday
  • 33-12 against divisional opponents
  • 52-23 in night games
  • 49-21 against right handed starters
  • 52-20 after a win
  • 25-9 after three or more straight wins
  • 21-11 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up eight times throughout this season. The first three games were in San Diego between April 22-24. The Dodgers won two of those three games. The next four games were in Los Angeles, where the Dodgers won three of four. Los Angeles also won the first game of this set. The Dodgers have outscored the Padres 43-15 in those games.

Offense

The Padres have been solid hitting the ball on the season. San Diego has a batting average of .242, which is 16th in the league. The Padres have earned a .318 on base percentage, which is 10th in the MLB. San Diego has put up an OPS of .699, which is 17th in the league. The Padres have hit .244 against left handers.

Los Angeles has been strong at the plate throughout this season. The Dodgers have a .259 batting average, which is 3rd in the MLB. Los Angeles has posted an OBP of .336, which is 1st in the league. The Dodgers have earned a .779 OPS, which is also 1st in the MLB. Los Angeles has a BA of .259 against righties this season.

The Dodgers have been the better team hitting the ball this season and will look to get going early. Los Angeles had twelve hits and eight runs in Friday’s win, while San Diego had four hits and one run. The Padres will look to step up after the rough outing. If either team can hit well early, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

Mike Clevinger will likely get the nod on the mound for San Diego on Saturday night. Clevinger has appeared in 12 games this season, going 3-3 in those outings. He has posted a 3.13 ERA and a WHIP of 1.08 in those games. Clevinger pitched seven innings in his last start against the Colorado Rockies. He gave up five hits and one run in the win.

I expect Andrew Heaney to get the start at pitcher for the Dodgers in this one. Heaney has earned a record of 1-0 in his 5 starts on the season. He has put up an ERA of 0.77 and a 0.99 WHIP in those starts. Heaney’s last start was against the San Francisco Giants. He gave up four hits and one run through four innings in the no decision.

These two pitchers have been solid this season and will look for a big win. Heaney has been great, but has had limited starts. Clevinger will look to build on his last win in this one. Los Angeles has a slight edge in the bullpen. The Dodgers relievers have a 3.19 ERA, which is 5th in the MLB. The Padres bullpen has combined for an ERA of 3.78, which is 12th in the league.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong on the season and will look for a big win in this one. The Dodgers dominated the first game of this set and will look to remain hot in this one. San Diego’s offense has been solid and will look to step up early after a one run performance. If the Padres can get the early lead, I think they can get the win.

Bovada has Los Angeles listed as a -155 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Dodgers will win this game around 60.8 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with it being a division rivalry. I expect San Diego to have a better game at the plate. As big underdogs, I like the value on the Padres.

The Bet
San Diego Padres
+130
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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