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2021 MLB Handicapping
(78-79) San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (101-56)
Date: Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (SD) vs. Tony Gonsolin (LAD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres +170 | Dodgers -190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8
With only a week remaining the San Diego Padres playoff aspirations have vanished. They will travel to Los Angeles in hopes of ruining the Dodgers hopes to grab the NL West title. The teams will square off for a three game weekday series from Dodger Stadium.
Walker Buehler tossed seven shutout innings to shake off his September slump and earn a career-best 15th victory as the Dodgers won 2-1 on Tuesday.
San Diego Padres
San Diego had World Series aspirations this season and it looked like a contender for most of the season, but it has really fallen off down the stretch. The Padres are 3-13 in their last 16 games and have not won a series since Sept. 5.
They were swept by Atlanta in a three-game series over the weekend, officially eliminating themselves from playoff contention.
The Padres offense ranks No. 13 with a team batting average of .242. Third baseman Manny Machado paces the team with 153 hits, including 27 home runs. Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. adds a team high 41 home runs.
Veteran righty Yu Darvish will be on the mound for San Diego on Tuesday. He has not been good in the month of September, entering this start with a 6.48 ERA across his last 25 innings.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles is coming into this game fresh off a series win at Arizona over the weekend. It will be disappointed with only taking two out of three, though, as it is now trailing San Francisco by two games at the top of the NL West.
The Dodgers have locked up a playoff spot, but they need a strong finish in order to take the division crown. They are currently being given around a 5% chance of winning the NL West and therefore home-field advantage in the postseason.
Los Angeles swept San Diego at home earlier this month, recording two shutouts along the way. Its offense ranks No. 14 in the MLB with a team batting average of .242.
Third baseman Justin Turner leads the way with 142 hits and a .275 average. Left fielder Chris Taylor has 127 hits, while right fielder Mookie Betts has 119 hits. First baseman Max Muncy has hit a team-high 35 home runs.
Right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler is going to make the start for Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Buehler has a 2.58 ERA this year and is among the names circulating for the prestigious NL Cy Young award.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 78-79 overall
- Padres are 33-43 on the road
- Dodgers are 101-56 overall
- Dodgers are 53-23 at home
Free San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
I do not think San Diego has any emotion left heading down the stretch. The Padres had World Series intentions and were playoff bound for most of the year before collapsing in September.
They are now having to go on the road to face possibly the best team in baseball on Tuesday night. The Dodgers are needing to win this game to stay alive in the NL West standings, so they have the motivational edge.
San Diego has been outplayed by Los Angeles all season and I don’t see that changing in the final week.
Take the Dodgers to win easy here.
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