Dodgers Rich Hill 2-3 4.73ERA vs Padres Eric Lauer 4-5 4.84 ERA
Eric Lauer faced the Dodgers on May 6, and handled them by allowing only 7 hits in six scoreless frames. This will be Hill’s first start against the Padres this season.
The Dodgers are 18-13 vs LH starters while the Padres are 9-20 vs LH starters
Offenses vs LH pitching: Dodgers rank 21st in BA (.234) and 15th in OPS (.722) while the Padres rank 26th in BA (.230) and 24th (.682)
Home/road pitching splits: Rich Hill 4.40ERA on the road; Eric Lauer 5.06ERA at home
Pitching form/last 5 starts: Rich Hill 2.78ERA and Eric Lauer 2.24ERA
Based on the stats, I have to go with the under 8. Both pitchers have been dealing, and neither offense stands out against southpaws.
Pick #1: Dodgers/Padres under 8
Cubs Jose Quintana vs Giants Johnny Cueto
The Cubs are 37-31 vs RH starters and the Giants are 17-18 vs LH starters
Offensive ranks: The Cubs are #2 in BA (.268) and #2 in OPS (.777) vs RHP and the Giants are #18 in BA (.237) and 22nd in OPS (.685) vs LHP.
Home/road pitching splits: Quintana 3.40ERA on the road; Cueto 4.24ERA at home
Pitching form/last 5 starts: Quintana 4.28ERA; Cueto 2.40ERA
Quintana lasted on 4.1 innings earlier this season against the Giants, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits. Cueto has not faced the Cubs this season.
The Cubs have been mashing against RH pitching this season.
Pick #2: Cubs/Giants over 7.5