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2021 MLB Handicapping
(44-27) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres (42-32)
Date: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Projected Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs. Blake Snell (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -135 Padres +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5, Padres +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
Los Angeles and San Diego will play in game 2 at Petco Park Tuesday at 10:10 ET. Game 1 is being played Monday at 10:10.
The last time they met, the Padres won 3 out of 4.
Clayton Kershaw will go for the Dodgers and Blake Snell takes the mound for the Padres.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Unsurprisingly, the Dodgers are having another strong year. They come into this series winners of 8 of their last 10 games.
Despite their strong play, they are not in 1st place in the National League West. With a record of 44-27, they are 2nd in the West. The Giants are 1.5 games ahead of them.
Los Angeles swept the Diamondbacks over the weekend. They nearly lost a 9-1 lead Sunday, but ultimately won 9-8. The Dodgers outscored the Snakes 21-11 in 3 games.
Tony Gonsolin did not go long on Sunday. He went 3.2 innings and allowed 1 earned runs. After he left, they had to use 5 relievers. Edwin Uceta nearly gave the lead up as he allowed 5 runs in 1.2 innings.
The veteran Clayton Kershaw has been solid this year. He is 8-6 with a 3.36 ERA. He took a tough luck loss to the Phillies 2-0 on Wednesday. Zack Wheeler out pitched Kershaw in that game.
The Dodgers have done a good job pitching this year. They are 3rd in baseball with a 3.22 ERA. Walker Buehler has been the best arm in their rotation this year.
Their offense is 2nd MLB scoring 5.25 runs per game.
Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger have both battled injuries this year.
LA has hit 90 homers, which is 11th in baseball.
San Diego Padres
The Padres have played well this year and come into this series on a hot streak.
They are 3rd in the National League West with a record of 42-32. The Giants are 5 games ahead of them.
The Padres just swept the Reds in 4 games. They out scored Cincinnati 24-13. In the finale on Sunday, San Diego won 3-2.
On Sunday, Dinelson Lamet went 5 innings, struck out 7, and did not allow a run.
Blake Snell has not been the pitcher that the Padres envisioned so far this year. He is 2-3 with a 5.72 ERA.
Based on ERA, their pitching is the best in baseball. San Diego is only allowing 3.08 runs per game.
Hitting is also a strength of this team. They are scoring 4.51 runs per game which is 12th in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Dodgers are 41-14 in their last 55 games vs. the National League West.
- Dodgers are 38-14 in their last 52 Tuesday games.
- Dodgers are 27-12 in their last 39 during games 2 of a series.
- Padres are 4-10 in their last 14 Tuesday games.
- Padres are 17-40 in their last 57 games vs. a lefty.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between two skilled left handed pitchers and two good offenses.
Until the Padres prove they are better, I will give the edge to the Dodgers. When I saw this matchup, I felt very confident with the Dodgers to win this game.
Under normal circumstances, this pitching matchup would not be that lopsided. However, Blake Snell has been a shell of himself this year. Kershaw has by far been the better guy. I think Los Angeles will be able to hit Snell well, which will lead them to a win. San Diego will likely score off of Kershaw, but I still feel he can pitch effectively against them. The Dodgers bullpen will need to be strong in order to hang on to a win.
I will lay the wood with the Dodgers.
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