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Bet Darvish, Padres To Top Dodgers in Rubber Match

The San Diego Padres could be one of your MLB moneyline picks today as they send right-hander Yu Darvish to the mound for the deciding matchup of a three-game series at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

Darvish was outstanding in his first two starts, allowing one earned run over 8⅔ innings before posting a 6.30 ERA in two April starts. But the 37-year-old owns a 2.27 ERA in 13 career outings against the Dodgers.

Bet Darvish, Padres To Top Dodgers in Rubber Match
Bet Darvish, Padres To Top Dodgers in Rubber Match

The Padres won the first game of the series 8-7 in 11 innings before dropping a 5-2 decision on Saturday. San Diego has not won more than two in a row or lost more than two straight this season.

The Dodgers snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday as Mookie Betts recorded three hits and a pair of RBIs. James Paxton gets the start for Los Angeles and the lefty is 2-1 with a 1.83 ERA in four career games versus the Padres.

San Diego is +4000 to win the World Series in the Las Vegas odds while the Dodgers are the favorites at +350.


Padres vs Dodgers Game Information

  • Game: Padres (8-9) vs Dodgers (11-6)
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Day/Time: Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. ET
  • Padres vs Dodgers Live Stream: MLB.tv


The Dodgers are the favorite in the MLB lines as they complete a three-game series against the Padres on Sunday night. Los Angeles has won five of the last nine meetings and split four this season – two games played in South Korea. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and the number is set at 9 for Sunday’s matchup.

Padres vs Dodgers Spreads and Odds


  • Under bettors are 3-2 at the sportsbook in the last five Dodgers games, but 5-10 on the season.
  • The Padres have scored 27 runs in their last three wins and five in the last three losses.
  • Los Angeles outfielder Teoscar Hernandez is 7-for-21 during his current six-game hitting streak.
  • The under is 7-3 in the past 10 San Diego contests after going 0-5-1 over the previous five.
  • Paxton allowed two runs and seven hits over his first two starts with the Dodgers.
  • Padres third baseman Manny Machado has hit safely in seven consecutive games (9-for-29).
  • Los Angeles pitchers lead the league with 161 strikeouts and San Diego is third with 148.
  • San Diego infielder Xander Bogaerts boasts three homers and two doubles in 26 career at-bats against Paxton.


Padres vs Dodgers Over/Under Pick: Under 8 1/2 (-105)

Despite the teams averaging 14 total runs in the last eight meetings, these starting pitchers should keep the score down.



Padres vs Dodgers Pick ATS: Padres +1½ (x-155)

The San Diego batters who have faced Paxton are a combined 20-for-57 versus the 6-4 lefty. That could make the Padres one of your best bets in MLB today.



Padres vs Dodgers Moneyline Pick: Padres (+128)

We think Darvish will turn things around after two disappointing starts. He did not allow an earned run in 3⅔ innings versus the Dodgers on March 20.



Padres vs Dodgers Player Prop: Fernando Tatis Jr. 1+ hits in Padres win (+196)

Tatis is 4-for-9 with three RBIs in the series. He is 2-for-3 with a homer versus Paxton.



Padres vs Dodgers Prediction

Padres 4, Dodgers 3: San Diego is poised to win its first road series of the season in two tries.



Questions of the Day

Are there likely to be multiple homers in the game?

Yes. The Dodgers lead the majors with 24 home runs and the Padres are second (22).

Who is the most likely Los Angeles batter to get an extra-base hit?

Freddie Freeman. The Dodgers first baseman has two doubles and three homers versus Darvish in his career.

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