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Dodgers vs. Padres: An In-depth Look at Today’s MLB Matchup

Dodgers vs. Padres: An In-depth Look at Today’s MLB Matchup
Dodgers vs. Padres: An In-depth Look at Today’s MLB Matchup [Image via: Los Angeles Dodgers Twitter Handle]
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres are set to face off in the conclusion of the MLB Seoul Series 2024. The Dodgers started the season strong with a 5-2 victory over the Padres in the first game of the series.

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Game Preview

In the first game, the Padres held a 2-1 lead after the fourth inning but couldn’t hold onto it as the Dodgers scored four unanswered runs in the eighth to secure the victory. Shohei Ohtani was solid in his LA debut, going 2-for-5 in the batter’s box while driving in one run.

The Dodgers are debuting their $300 million-dollar man on the mound, Yoshinobu Yamamoto. With Joe Musgrove on the mound for the Padres, the Dodgers, including stars Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, are familiar with him and have seen steady success against him.

Betting Odds

The betting odds for the game are as follows:

  • Run Line: Dodgers -1.5 (+130) vs. Padres +1.5 (-156)
  • Money Line: Dodgers (-166) vs. Padres (+140)
  • Run Total: Over 8.5 (-115) / Under 8.5 (-105)

A $166 bet on Dodgers ML (-166 at FanDuel) profits $100 if the Dodgers win by any amount.

Prediction

The Dodgers are favored to win, with a money line of -166. Given their performance in the first game and the debut of Yoshinobu Yamamoto, it seems likely that they will continue their winning streak.

Player Performance

Shohei Ohtani, Tyler Glasnow, and Tesocar Hernandez made their Dodger debuts yesterday, and Ohtani and Hernandez should feel more comfortable in the lineup today now that they have broken in their new uniforms. Yamamoto has the advantage on the mound in the sense the Padres will try to figure him out as the game goes along.

Betting Trends

San Diego is 3-10 straight up in its last 13 games vs. the Dodgers. The Dodgers are 4-1 straight up in their last five games played in March. The total hit the Under in each of San Diego’s last seven games. The total hit the Under in four of the Dodgers’ last five games vs. the National League.

The Dodgers vs. Padres game is set to be an exciting conclusion to the MLB Seoul Series 2024. With strong players on both sides and the debut of Yoshinobu Yamamoto for the Dodgers, it’s a game that baseball fans won’t want to miss.

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