With our MLB best betting pick on Sunday we select from the National League West divisional game between the LA Dodgers and San Diego Padres. The Dodgers and Padres will conclude their four game series from San Diego on Easter Sunday from San Diego at 4PM Eastern Time and you can watch it live nationally over the MLB Package. With our MLB Major League Baseball top pick today we will play on the LA Dodgers +103 odds against the San Diego Padres. Always play listed pitches when betting Major League Baseball. The odds used for our pick is courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The San Diego Padres opened up in the betting as -120 odds favorite with the LA Dodgers the underdog at +110 odds. The over under came in at 7 runs. Money has shown early on the side of the LA Dodgers as the San Diego Padres fell to a -113 betting favorite with the Dodgers bringing back +103 odds. The run over under line has not moved off the opening line of 7 runs. San Diego Padres run line bettors laying -1 ½ runs will receive +195 odds with the LA Dodgers returning -215 odds taking +1 ½ runs on the run line.
The LA Dodgers will send right hander Aaron Harang to the mound totay and he will oppose lefty Clayton Richard for the San Diego Padres. The LA Dodgers have owned San Diego the past two seasons. As we start the 2012 year LA is already 3-0 with three straight wins at San Diego. They have shown offense as LA has pushed across 17 runs in a pitchers ball park at Petco. The Dodgers face a left handed starter today and in their game this year against a lefty they scored 6 runs and hit .294 in their win on Friday night. Aaron Harang is no stranger to pitching at Petco Park as the veteran right hander spent the 2011 year in San Diego and compiled a 14-7 record in 28 starts with an ERA of 3.64. In seventeen starts at Petco Park in the 2011 year Harang had a 3.05 ERA in 109 1/3rd innings. The Dodger hurler will be focused to today against his ex-mates as the Padres declined at option for him in 2012.
The San Diego Padres are who we thought they were with about better than average pitching and horrendous offense. So far this young season in three games the San Diego Padres are hitting just .126 with 27 strikeouts. Clayton Richard missed most the 2011 season due to a shoulder injury. He fooled no one last year as his ERA was near 4 and opposing hitters hit .272 against the lefty pitcher. Richard’s strike to walk ratio was not very good. The LA Dodgers advantage is just too great here on the offensive side. San Diego has shown poor ability to hit in this series. Harang will be focused today in a ballpark he pitches well in so the best betting pick is playing on the Dodgers at an underdog price at the sports book.