Preview: Dodgers at Padres

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GAME: Los Angeles Dodgers (76-60) at San Diego Padres (64-70)
DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 31 - 4:10 PM EST
WHERE: Petco Park, San Diego, California
LINE: -143, 132 TOTAL: 7


The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a return to full health, but their offense remains on life support heading into Sunday’s series finale against the host San Diego Padres. While the Dodgers have scored a total of six runs in their last three games, the Padres have won four in a row, including three straight walk-off victories. Outfielder Yasiel Puig is mired in a 1-for-24 slump for Los Angeles, which has seen its lead over San Francisco in the National League West cut to 2 1/2 games.

Justin Turner is hitting .369 since the All-Star break, but he’ll go back to being the team’s top utilityman as soon as Juan Uribe (hamstring) returns from the disabled list Sunday or Monday. Turner has served as the Dodgers’ regular third baseman during the past 12 games, but Uribe is hitting .293 in 81 games and manager Don Mattingly likes the veteran’s presence in the lineup. San Diego is going with Kevin Quackenbush in place of closer Joaquin Benoit, who is expected to miss the next few days with right shoulder discomfort.

TV: 4:10 p.m. ET, SportsNet LA (Los Angeles), FSN San Diego

PITCHING MATCHUP: Dodgers RH Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-6, 3.28 ERA) vs. Padres LH Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63)

Ryu is making his first start since landing on the disabled list with a strained right glute muscle Aug. 14. The Dodgers were eager to get the 27-year-old back in time to face the Padres, who have scored one run in three starts covering 19 innings against Ryu this season. The South Korean has won four of his last six starts and posted a 2.29 ERA in his first three outings this month.

Stults had his three-game winning streak come to an end Monday as he allowed four runs in five innings against Milwaukee. The 34-year-old was drafted by Los Angeles in 2002 and pitched for the Dodgers from 2006-09. Stults owns a 2-4 mark and 3.70 ERA in seven career starts against his former team, including 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in two outings this season.

WALK-OFFS

1. Nine of the 15 games between the Dodgers and Padres this season have been decided by one run.

2. The Dodgers boast a major league-best 42-28 road record.

3. San Diego placed INF Chris Nelson on the paternity list and recalled RHP Jesse Hahn from Double-A San Antonio.

PREDICTION: Dodgers 4, Padres 1

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
LA Dodgers 76-60 L2 34-32 42-28 17-12 12-18 36-21 11-9
San Diego 64-70 W4 38-28 26-42 14-16 18-14 23-29 9-11

Last Meeting

LA Dodgers San Diego
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
8/30/14 LA 1 SD 2 x .211 1 .584 .219 0 .598

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
LA Y. Puig .216 11 .619
SD N/A
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
LA Y. Puig 1 7 6
SD S. Smith 4 8 5
Pitching ERA Avg K
LA 2.24 .222 128
SD 2.47 .209 134
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
LA Y. Puig .299 139 .876
SD S. Smith .279 105 .852
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
LA A. Gonzalez 19 64 91
SD S. Smith 12 51 41
Pitching ERA Avg K
LA 3.33 .259 1142
SD 3.14 .226 1078

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN 106 -116
-105
7.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports 130 -150
-110
7
Sportsbook 130 -150
-110
7
5Dimes.eu
140
-145
-110
7
GTBets.eu 135 -145
-115
7
Top Bet 134 -144
-110
7
BetOnline.ag 130 -140
-115
7
BetDSI 120 -140
-110
7
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
Belmont 130 -150
-110
7
BookMaker.eu 120
-140
-110
7
Vegas Odds
LVH OFF OFF OFF
Mirage OFF OFF OFF
Station OFF OFF OFF
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

LA Dodgers Overall San Diego
76-60 W/L 64-70
67-69 RL W/L 65-69
63-66-7 O/U 47-82-5
4.08 Runs For 3.29
3.69 Runs Against 3.42
LA Dodgers A/H San Diego
42-28 W/L 38-28
42-28 RL W/L 30-36
25-42-3 O/U 25-39-2
4.40 Runs For 3.35
3.53 Runs Against 2.94