**BIG GAME ALERT** MLB 10* FIRST HALF GAME OF THE YEAR!
San Diego vs. LA Dodgers,
07/07/2019 16:10 EDT,
Score: 5 - 3
Money Line: -155 LA Dodgers
I'm playing on LA (10* FIRST HALF GAME OF YEAR). While the Padres have scored back-to-back upsets, we can expect a much different result this afternoon. The last time that Lucchesi pitched here at LA, the Dodgers won 14-0. Lucchesi lasted just 3 2/3 innings, got taken deep three times and gave up seven earned runs. In fact, the Dodgers are a perfect 4-0 when Lucchesi has taken the mound. On the season, Lucchesi is 6-2 with a solid 2.76 ERA at home but 0-2 with an ugly 6.10 ERA on the road. Stripling gets another start in place of Hill. I like the seven K's he produced last time. Facing a team which he's had success against, I expect him to build off that effort here. Note that Stripling made four starts against the Padres in 2018 and only gave up two total earned runs. The Dodgers are a dominant 17-5 in day games, which goes hand-in-hand with their 13-1 record on Sundays. Going back further finds them at 78-37 (+18.6) in day games, the past 2+ seasons. Expect them to bounce back with a big win here.