We came home with a winning NBA pro basketball top betting pick last night as the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons played over the closing total. Much like we see late in the NBA season when two teams out of playoff contention go head to head in April we often see a lax defensively. Teams have given up as each player looks to pad their stats with up and down activity on the basketball court which leads to higher scoring games. Washington has been playing horrendous defense the past few games so keep an eye on playing them over the total in situations where they are scheduled against teams out of playoff contention. Our top pick from Friday comes from Major League Baseball as we select from the National League west divisional game between the LA Dodgers and San Diego Padres. The Padres and Dodgers will begin from Petco Park in San Diego at 10PM Eastern Time and it’s the MLB package delivering the live national television broadcast. With our MLB best bet today we will play on the LA Dodgers +120 odds against the San Diego Padres. The betting line comes courtesy of Just Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this National League west MLB game came out with the home team San Diego Padres favored by -125 odds with the over under lined at 6 runs. Money has landed early on the side of the home team as the San Diego Padres has been bet up to a -128 favorite with the LA Dodgers take back at +118 odds. Totals players will find no early movement off the number of 6 runs.
The ownership change seems to have sparked this LA Dodgers team. We saw LA push across five runs last night in victory as Matt Kemp led the barrage in the win against the Padres. When you compare the offensive lineups between the Dodgers and Padres you see a clear edge on the side of LA. The LA Dodgers have now won 14 of their past 19 meetings with the San Diego Padres. Chad Billingsley takes the hill tonight for the LA Dodgers. Last year the Dodgers right hander had two outings against San Diego and gave up just two earned runs working 13 innings. Billingsley closed the 2011 season for the Dodgers very well as he allowed 3 earned runs or less in five of his past six starts.
San Diego sends Cory Luebke to the hill tonight against the LA Dodgers. Luebke faced the Dodgers hitters twice last season and gave up 8 earned runs with 15 hits and four walks in 13 1/3rd innings of work. Each start for Luebke last year against LA resulted in a 6-2 loss by the Padres. San Diego has ownership issues and their cost cutting ways have created a problem with the team as they really lack any star power offensively. The team has not properly fielded a team for this pitcher friendly ballpark as they need line drive hitters with additions of speed and defense to this lineup. Luebke was just 6-10 last season and the play here is on the Dodgers at online sportsbooks.