2022 NLDS: Padres vs Dodgers Division Series

Padres Made Moves That Paid: Will the Success Continue Against the Dodgers?

Day one of the MLB NLDS series culminates with this National League West clash from Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles finished the regular season 111-51 (68.52%) earning bettors 624 units. Only the New York Mets (+845) were more profitable in the National League. The Padres (89-73) finished second to the Dodgers in the MLB divisional standings and failed to turn a profit for the second-straight season. They did, however, take two of three from the Mets in the wild-card round for 157 units. Here’s what you need to know about the Padres vs Dodgers Division Series.

Los Angeles finished the regular season 111-51 (68.52%) earning bettors 624 units. Only the New York Mets (+845) were more profitable in the National League.

Padres vs Dodgers Game Information

Game:: San Diego Padres (2-1) at Los Angeles Dodgers (0-0)
Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Day/Time: / 6:37 pm PT
Streaming: Live Stream Sports


For Padres, This is the Way It Had To Be

There would be no avoiding the Los Angeles Dodgers for the San Diego Padres, and that’s fine with them because the moves they made were supposed to be what put them over the top of Los Angeles. In the regular season, that’s not quite how things worked out.

The Dodgers won the division by 22 games and the Padres hit a 13-12 skid in September. Losers of 14 of 19 against the Boys in Blue, this isn’t exactly the best situation for Bob Melvin’s team, but it’s why they brought in Josh Bell, Juan Soto, and Josh Hader at the deadline. It’s time for that trio to earn their money.

Soto and Bell went 3-9 with 2 RBI, and the 2018 free agent signing of Manny Machado was 2-5 with a double and RBI. Hader came in to get the final three outs in the 9th. That’s a good story, but the reality is the Dodgers have always been the Padres’ kryptonite.

It’s been six seasons since the Padres got the better of Los Angeles for bettors (+262 units.) Even in that season, LA won 11 of 19. Unfortunately, digging deeper shows more of the same. Since 2011, the Padres are 73-147 (33.18%) -4355 units. That’s complete dominance and that’s going to be hard to overcome.

Dodgers Putting Emphasis on Bigger Prize

Continuing our Padres vs Dodgers Division Series Preview: For as much money as the Padres put into their line-up to compete with the Dodgers, the end result has always been the same. It’s fair to say that Los Angeles has lived rent-free in the heads of the Padres since former UNLV star and all-star, Ryan Ludwick anchored the bottom part of the line-up.

Anthony Rizzo was a 21-year-old last time Padre bettors were able to get the best of the Dodgers. Yea, exactly, it’s been that long. The bottom line to their success has to be whether they’ll be able to break the curse of Dodgers Stadium where they’ve lost 15 of their last 20 games.

Los Angeles, Big Favorites In Game 1

Concluding our Padres vs Dodgers Division Series Preview: The numbers are slowly trickling and it looks as if the Los Angeles Dodgers will be a little more than a -200 (-205 consensus) in Game 1.

Our official recommendation is going to put some fun into your Game 1 betting. We use this technique at times when we don’t want to give out a big favorite even if they’re clearly the right side. What we’re doing is placing two wagers on both teams which may be head-scratching, but there’s a method to the madness.

Place one wager on the Dodgers runline (-1.5, +115) and another on the Padres ML at +170. Now you have two plus-money wagers going with the only losing outcome being a one-run Dodgers win. Other than that, you’re guaranteeing yourself a plus-money winner. We don’t do this with every game, but if the handicap indicates a mismatch, then a wager like this is a candidate. It’s a fun way to start the series off and to have this series on the radar of MLB schedules.

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