Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 | 10:11 a.m.
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
Los Angeles Dodgers -110 vs. San Diego Padres: $550 to win $500 : I’m close to busting out of our daily handicapping contest. Please do yourself a favor and bet against me. Seriously.
Today, I’m trying a new strategy with hopes of getting back on track. Forget about stats and trends — I’ve relied on that the past eight months, ditching my instinct for numbers. It hasn’t worked.
Here’s why I like the Dodgers against the Padres: Los Angeles, despite struggling recently, is a better team. And the Padres struggle to score.
Sure, San Diego is throwing Ian Kennedy, its best pitcher. But, for once, I won’t go overboard on stats. It doesn’t matter. Dodgers are better than Padres. Book it!
Standings: Bern (42-32-1, $12,962), Keefer (36-39, $9,692), Brewer (29-43-3, $1,300)