ROGERS' MLB LATE NIGHT SHOWDOWN >>> 125-89 MLB YTD
San Diego vs. LA Dodgers,
08/01/2019 22:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 8
Point Spread: -1½/+103 LA Dodgers
The set-up: No need to overthink this one. The Dodgers return home and hand the ball to their ace Clayton Kershaw and I think he and the hard-hitting home side are worth laying the 1.5 runs for the pick-em price. The scuffling visiting side goes with Joey Lucchesi.
The pitchers: Lucchesi (7-5, 4.12 ERA) is 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA vs. the Dodgers this year, after join 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA last season.
Kershaw (9-2, 2.85) is 1-0 with a 3.15 ERA in three starts vs. the Padres this year and he’s 19-6 with a 2.00 ERA in 37 career match ups.
The pick: San Diego won three in a row in LA in early July, so the home side won’t be taking anything for granted. Despite losing their last two home games, the Dodgers are still an impressive 40-14 at Chavez Ravine. Look for Kershaw to easily get the better of Lucchesi.
LA Dodgers -1.5 9* play