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2021 MLB Handicapping
(43-27) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres (41-32)
Date: Monday, June 21st, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Projected Pitchers: Julio Urias (LAD) vs. Yu Darvish (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -105 Padres -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers +1.5, Padres -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7
The Dodgers will continue their west coast trip as they play the Padres in San Diego.
These teams played back in April and the Padres won 3 out of 4.
Julio Urias will start for the Dodgers and Yu Darvish will be going for the Padres.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have played well this year and recently. They will need to continue that kind of play if they want to beat the Padres.
With their 43-27 record, they sit in second place in the tough National League West. The Giants are currently 1.5 games ahead of them.
Los Angeles has won the first 2 contests against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. In those games, the Dodgers have outscored them 12-3. This is not surprising given how much better they are than Arizona.
Dodgers’ Ace Walker Buehler spun another gem on Saturday. The righty fired 7.1 innings and struck out 11 batters. He extended his streak without a loss to 23.
Because of names like Kershaw, Buehler, and Bauer, Julio Urias does not get talked about a lot. He is quietly having a very good year. The lefty is 9-2 with a 3.54 ERA. In his last outing, he went 5.2 innings and gave up 2 runs against the Phillies.
The Los Angeles pitching staff has been excellent this year. They are 3rd in ERA, giving up 3.15 runs per game. Not only do they have big names in their rotation, they have a stacked bullpen with people such as Blake Treinen, Joe Kelly, and Kenley Jansen.
The offense is also at the top of the league. They are 2nd in baseball scoring 5.20 runs per game. This is very impressive because a lot of their key guys have gotten injured.
Mookie Betts, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, and Justin Turner are all big bats in their lineup.
This club has hit 89 home runs which is 11th best in baseball.
The Padres have had a solid season so far. They were struggling a bit before their series with the Reds, but have improved their play in that series.
Their record is 41-32 which puts them 3rd in the National League West. The Giants sit 5 games ahead of them.
San Diego has won the first 3 games against the Reds. In their most recent contest, they won 7-5.
It took 5 relievers on Saturday for the Padres to earn the Win. Starter Miguel Diaz only lasted 2 innings.
Yu Darvish has been very good for the Padres this year. He has a 6-2 record with a 2.57 ERA. In his last start, he went 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs against the Rockies.
San Diego has a very balanced offense. They are scoring 4.53 runs per game which is 13th in baseball. Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has 22 home runs and 50 RBI so far.
This team has hit 82 home runs which is 14th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Padres are 19-7 in their last 26 home games.
- Padres are 11-5 in their last 16 Monday games.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 rivals that were expected to play well this year. I think it has the chance to be a good game.
The Dodgers are the better team, but I am not convinced they will win this one in San Diego. This is a hard game to pick.
Both of these pitchers have looked good this year. I would still give the edge to Darvish. He is going to have to pitch well in order for his team to win this game. It will be tough to shut down the Dodgers, but I do think he can be effective against them. On the other side, I feel the Padres will be able to hit Urias enough in order to win.
I will take the Padres as short home favorites.
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