Free MLB Pick: Dodgers vs Padres Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(14-4) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres (10-10)
Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
Projected Pitchers: Ryan Weathers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -170 | Padres +155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds:
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The top two projected teams in the NL West meet for what should be another exciting series between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Following their title in 2020, the Dodgers were the overwhelming favorite to hoist the World Series trophy again in 2021. So far they are well on their way doing so and are on pace to win over 125 games.
The Dodgers have arguably the most explosive lineup in baseball. They are top five in the league in runs per game, batting average and home runs, showing they can hit for contact, power and get on base effectively. The scariest part is that they’ve done this largely without the injured Cody Bellinger.
Third baseman Justin Turner has been a one man wrecking crew in his own right. He is currently hitting .381, has a .444 OBP, and has slugged six home runs and 15 RBI’s. He has four hits this season against the Padres and is batting over .500 at home.
Dominant right-hander Walker Buehler takes the bump for the Dodgers Thursday. Buehler has owned the Padres throughout his career, posting a 4-0 record with a 1.62 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in his career against San Diego.
San Diego Padres
The Padres got themselves back on the map last year with a 37-23 record and a postseason berth for the first time since 2006. The Padres aren’t off to as hot of a start this season, but still have plenty of time to try to make up ground on the Dodgers. This weekend could be a good start.
The Padres offense hasn’t been as explosive as last season and is still trying to find its footing. San Diego is 14th in baseball, batting .233, 24th averaging 3.7 runs per game, and 25th hitting 0.90 home runs per game. Eric Hosmer has been hitting the ball hard this year, posting an average above .300.
The Padres have received great output from their pitching staff. They rank fifth in the league in fewest runs allowed and will turn to rookie Ryan Weathers Thursday. This is the second start of the year for the young pitcher and fifth appearance total. He threw 3 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball against the Dodgers last weekend.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 8-1 in their last 9 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Dodgers are 56-18 in their last 74 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Dodgers are 59-19 in their last 78 overall.
- Dodgers are 59-19 in their last 78 games as a favorite.
- Dodgers are 59-19 in their last 78 games on grass.
- Dodgers are 45-15 in their last 60 vs. National League West.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
The Dodgers should overwhelm Weathers and the Padres this time around. The Dodgers have not lost at home this year, have Buehler on the mound, and are facing an inexperienced pitcher. The Dodgers have won seven of the last eight matchups in this series, and the domination will continue Thursday.
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