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Dan Hunter 22 Apr 2021
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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres Tips 

The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres in a MLB regular-season game on Friday, April 23. This will be their fourth matchup of 2021, with the Dodgers 2-1 up. It is the first of a four-match series that finishes next Monday. 

The LA Dodgers are the defending World Series winners and have began their title defense in a supremely confident manner, topping of the National League West Division with the best record in all of MLB. The Padres are third, and while they have won an impressive ten games, they have already suffered ten defeats. 

Last season was a good one for the Padres - they finished second to the Dodgers in the West Division with the second best record in the National League, and then lost to LA in the playoffs. Providing they can tighten up their defense, this season San Diego should once again keep the Dodgers on their toes. 
I’m backing the LA Dodgers to take advantage of a San Diego Padres team that have just been embarrassed by the Milwaukee Brewers. I’m seeing the Dodgers winning this game in impressive fashion, scoring eight runs or more. 

  • Dodgers top of NL West Division
  • Dodgers 14-4 this season
  • Padres 3rd in NL West Division
  • Padres 10-10 this season

Head to Head 

The San Diego Padres and the LA Dodgers have played each other 32 times in regular season games over the last three seasons, with the Dodgers leading 21-11. 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. 

This season these teams have played three times, with the Dodgers 2-1 up. In their last meeting last weekend, the Padres won 5-2.  

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Right now the once steady stream of runs would appear to be drying up for the LA Dodgers. The reigning World Series champions were scoring runs for fun in their earlier matches, beating Colorado 11-6 and 7-0, defeating Oakland 10-3, trouncing Washington 9-5 and thumping San Diego 11-6. However, in their last four games their runs total has been 2, 2, 3 and 1, vs the Padres (W2-0, L5-2), and the Mariners (L4-3, W1-0). 

The Dodgers remain favorites to retain their title, and without doubt have made an impressive start to their first spell in the role of defending champs since 1989.The pressure on them in the modern social media-driven era is immense. Although they beat Seattle 1-0 on Tuesday (April 20), they defeated Washington by the same score a couple of weeks ago, then won the next game in the series 9-5, so nobody should be panicking just yet. 

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Already the San Diego are shaping up to once again be the LA Dodgers’ chief sparring partners – and biggest threat. However, while the Padres are going all out to keep their rivalry with the defending champions competitive, they have been sloppy in other rivalries. 

San Diego have already lost ten games, largely through a lack of focus. How does a team defeat the best side in the MLB (the LA Dodgers) 5-2, then lose three-straight matches against the Milwaukee Brewers? That’s exactly what the Padres have achieved this week, even losing the second game 6-0. On Thursday Milwakee made it a hat-trick, defeating the Padres 4-2.

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I’d actually be backing the San Diego Padres to defeat the LA Dodgers on Thursday, had they not performed so embarrassingly bad against the Milwaukee Brewers, especially in their second game, which they lost 6-0, eventually losing the series 3-0. 
However, because of those three results, plus the fact that the Dodgers are due some runs, I’m backing LA to defeat San Diego in impressive fashion, scoring eight runs or more in a game that will feature at least 12 runs.
Best Bet: Dodgers Winner @-175.44 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Over 9.5 Total Runs @200.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Over 7.5 Total Runs Dodgers @550.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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