MLB Betting: Padres vs Dodgers Betting Preview

Padres Can't Catch Dodgers but Need Wins for Wild Card

Padres vs Dodgers Betting Preview: The Padres thought they were going to close the gap between themselves and the Dodgers after acquiring Juan Soto and Josh Bell at the trade deadline, but Los Angeles has increased their lead in the National League West standings by six games since August first.

Before we dive deeper into our Padres vs Dodgers betting preview, let’s look at some of the relevant trends that will help us beat the odds tonight. After a Padres day off they have posted an 11-2 mark the game after. They also like playing on Friday nights, winning 14 of 18 games to start a weekend series. It seems every trend is in the favor of the blue shirts a 78-37 mark the game after allowing five runs or more.

Game Information

    • Game: San Diego Padres (73-59) at Los Angeles Dodgers (90-40)
    • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
    • Day/Time:
    • Television: BSSD, SNLA

Padres May Hit Los Angeles Series at Right Time

One of the biggest MLB betting tips across the board is to go against teams when coming back after a long road trip. Not only are the Dodgers coming off six-game on the East Coast, they just finished up a series against the New York Mets who took two of three in what can be described as a measuring stick series.

The Padres had to take a quick trip to Los Angeles after a series in San Francisco and then had the luxury of an off day. There’s no grand illusion of cutting deep into the Dodgers’ massive lead in the standings, but San Diego needs to take advantage of every small advantage they can get with just a three-game lead over Milwaukee in the race for a wild card spot. Yu Darvish, who has been an unreliable wager of late, owns a respectable 2.78 career ERA against Los Angeles.

Dodgers Hoping to Pique at Right Time

The only problem with owning a massive lead in the Dodgers standings 2022 is how Dave Roberts motivates and maintains the focus of a team that has had its fair share of injuries this season. We’ll get to see how Roberts handles tonight’s starter, Dustin May who’s making just his third start after returning from Tommy John surgery.

With very little to play for, there’s no reason May will be pushed deeper than the sixth inning. Look for his pitch count to be around the 80-90 range depending on where he is, in an inning. The Dodgers have had trouble scoring runs for May when facing the Padres in his career. The Texas native is 1-3 against the Padres, but his 2.72 ERA indicates that the Dodger bats have not supported him properly.

Bettors On Dodgers and Under

Early betting patterns indicate that the public is on Los Angeles (-160). We suspect that number to start steady throughout the day. Our Padres vs Dodgers betting preview concludes with a recommendation that the Padres (+140) are the side here.

As mentioned earlier, the Dodger’s travel has to wear thin, especially with a team battling depth issues, to begin with. We know that May will not go deep so anticipate the Padres trying to go deep into counts. Throw out the history that shows Los Angeles dominating head to head, especially in Los Angeles.

For one game, let’s get the Padres who have won three straight and five of six overall. One betting tip for the series is to grab a plus-money win and then get out. Unless you think the Dodgers will sweep the Padres, this is a good way of making a profit with very little risk.

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