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Dan Hunter 16 Apr 2021
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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres Tips 

The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres in an MLB regular-season heavyweight clash on Saturday, April 17. Prior to the start of this season, the Dodgers and the Padres were the 1st and 2nd favorites to win the National League and reach the World Series finals. Not surprisingly, both teams have made strong starts to the new campaign. 

The LA Dodgers are the reigning World Series Champions, and they are currently top of the National League West Division. The Padres are third, behind second-placed San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers record of 11-2 is the best across all divisions of the MLB right now, and only the Padres and American League East Division leaders the Boston Red Sox have reached nine wins. 

Last season the Padres and the Dodgers played each other ten times, with the overall score 6-4 to LA. The Padres finished second to the Dodgers in the West Division, and then lost to LA in the playoffs. This season might well see San Diego once again becoming a real threat to the Dodgers. 

However, right now the Dodgers look a different class to everybody else, therefore I’m backing them to defeat the San Diego Padres in impressive fashion on Saturday in a match that will feature around 12 runs.

  • Dodgers top of NL West Division
  • Dodgers 11-2 this season
  • Padres 3rd in NL West Division
  • Padres 9-5 this season

Head to Head 

The San Diego Padres and the LA Dodgers have played each other 29 times over the past two seasons (2020, 2019) in regular season games, with the Dodgers leading 19-10. During the 2020 season, they faced each other 10 times, with the Dodgers finishing with a 6-4 record. During the 2019 season they played each other 19 times, finishing 13-6 in the Dodgers favor. They also faced each other in the 2020 playoffs, with the Dodgers winning that series 3-0. 

LA Dodgers Form

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the reigning World Series winners, and strong favorites to retain their title. They have certainly made an impressive start to their title defense, and are out on their own with their 11-2 record. Only two teams have gotten the better of the Dodgers in 2021; the Colorado Rockies defeated them on April 1, and have subsequently been beaten six times since, and the Oakland A’s scored a 4-3 overtime win over them. 

Since then the Dodgers have trounced both the Washington Capitals and the Rockies (again) 3-0 apiece. Outstanding for the Dodgers already this season have been 6’4” 26-year old Corey Seager, seasoned veteran Justin Turner, big hitting Max Muncy, and 23-year old prospect Gavin Lux, all four of whom lead the Dodgers “At Bat” stats. 

San Diego Padres Form

At the end of last year’s abridged season the San Diego Padres had a record of 37 wins against 23 defeats, and a win percentage of 0.617, the 3rd best in the league behind only the LA Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays, the two teams that would ultimately meet in the World Series final. San Diego themselves have yet to win a World Series, although they have twice reached the finals, 1984 and 1998.

This year, the Padres have carried on where they left off last season and began their campaign in impressive fashion. They began with a 3-1 series win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, but were then defeated two games to one by their West Division rivals the San Francisco Giants. 

The Padres bounced back to defeat the Texas Rangers in a three-game series 3-0, and most recently finished a four match series with the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-2. In their most recent game, San Diego defeated Pittsburgh 8-3 on Thursday, April 15. 

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During their 2020 World Series winning campaign, chief among the LA Dodgers rivals were the San Diego Padres, whom LA edged 6-4 over the course of the regular-season, and then defeated 3-0 in their playoff series.
Without doubt, San Diego will have their successes against the Dodgers this season, but this match is coming too early for them. While the Padres have won nine times they have also been beaten on five occasions, and the Dodgers will take advantage of those vulnerabilities and hand them another defeat.
I’m backing the LA Dodgers to go all out for a statement victory over the San Diego Padres, winning decisively in a game that will feature 12 runs or more.
Best Bet: LA Dodgers Winner @-149.25 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Over 10 Total Runs @140.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Padres Total Runs @104.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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