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Padres vs. Dodgers Predictions, Odds, Preview

Apr. 25, 2021
Kevin Rogers
MLB Expert

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Predictions

Score Prediction - Dodgers 3, Padres 2

It's been another high-intensity series between these NL West rivals. Los Angeles finally grabbed a win on Saturday night as the Dodgers go for the split today.

Expect things to go back to a low-scoring affair after the Dodgers and Padres went Over the total on Saturday as Dustin May and Joe Musgrove should put together a pitcher's duel in a slim Los Angeles victory.

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Best Bets

  • Under 7.5

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Game Odds

  • Padres +105
  • Dodgers -130
  • Padres +1.5 (-190)
  • Dodgers -1.5 (+155)
  • Over 7.5 (+100)
  • Under 7.5 (-120)

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

Padres' shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. knocked out two home runs for the second straight game in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers. (AP)

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Dodger Stadium
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Current Form

The San Diego Padres own a 12-11 record and sit in third place of the National League West. In spite of Saturday's loss, San Diego has put together a strong 7-3 road mark this season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers remain atop the National League West at 15-6 with the best record in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers and the rival Giants each possess the best home record in baseball at 7-2.

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Series History

The Dodgers captured the first series between these division rivals last weekend in San Diego by winning two of three games. Los Angeles won the first two contests by scores of 11-6 and 2-0 before San Diego avoided the sweep with a 5-2 comeback victory in the series finale.

The road team continued its dominance in the first two games as the venue shifted to Dodger Stadium. The Padres edged the Dodgers, 3-2 on Thursday night, before pulling away from Los Angeles, 6-1 on Friday.

Los Angeles avoided its first three-game losing streak since 2019 as the Dodgers held off the Padres, 5-4 on Saturday. San Diego led, 2-0 after two innings, but L.A. rallied back, capped off by a three-run sixth inning to win and cash as -140 favorites.

In spite of Saturday's loss, Padres' star shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. hit two home runs for the second consecutive game, as five of his six homers this season have come against the Dodgers.

Pitching Matchup

San Diego: Joe Musgrove (2-2, 1.04 ERA)

Musgrove tossed the first no-hitter of the season on April 9 at Texas, but the right-hander is winless in his last two outings against the Pirates and Brewers.

The right-hander struck out 13 in seven innings of work against Milwaukee, but allowed two home runs in a 3-1 loss as San Diego squeezed out two hits.

Los Angeles: Dustin May (1-1, 2.93 ERA)

May is coming off his first loss of the season against the Mariners in which he allowed a season-high four runs in five innings of a 4-3 defeat as a -205 favorite.

The Dodgers are 5-1 in May's last six home starts since the start of the 2020 season. The only loss came to the Padres in a 2-1 setback last August as a -200 favorite, but the right-hander tossed six innings and yielded only five hits as Los Angeles' offense provided only four hits in the defeat.

Trends to Watch

San Diego

  • 3-1 in last four series finales
  • 5-2 Over last seven road games

Los Angeles

  • 6-1 Under last seven vs. RHP pitchers
  • 5-2 Under last seven series finales

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