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Bet Dodgers-Padres to Land Over the Total

A pair of pitchers who were not with either team a year ago will get things going when the rival San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers open a weekend series. Michael King will start for San Diego with Yoshinobu Yamamoto getting the ball for the Dodgers. The MLB latest lines list Los Angeles as the favorite at home against the Padres on Friday.

The Dodgers and Padres split a pair of games in Korea last month. The Dodgers had won six games in a row against the rival Padres but the teams have split the last eight meetings.

Bet Dodgers-Padres to Land Over the Total
Bet Dodgers-Padres to Land Over the Total

The teams combined for nine extra-base hits and 26 runs the last time they met – the seventh time in the last nine meetings that the game went over the MLB against the spread picks.

The MLB betting lines list the Dodgers at +110 to cover the run lin. The Padres are the underdog for the seventh time in the last eight meetings with the Dodgers.

When looking at MLB futures odds, the Dodgers are first at +300 in the odds of winning the World Series. San Diego is well back at +5000 in the championship odds.


Padres vs Dodgers Game Information

  • Game: Padres (7-8) vs Dodgers (10-5)
  • Date/Time: Friday, April 12, 10:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
  • Padres vs Dodgers Live Stream: MLB.tv


King was a key part of the trade that sent outfielder Juan Soto to the New York Yankees. He tossed seven shutout innings in his most recent start to lower his ERA to 3.14. His debut for the Padres came against the Dodgers, when he allowed four hits and three runs in 3⅓ innings.

Yamamoto gave up four hits and five runs in one inning in that same game. He is 1-1 with 4.09 ERA this season.


Los Angeles is 6-1 outright this season as a home favorite, but the Dodgers covered in just three of those games. San Diego is 1-2 as a road underdog but 3-0 ATS in those matchups.

Los Angeles is priced at -200 to win the game outright while the Padres are +170 in our sportsbook odds.

The Padres and Dodgers meet on Friday, April 12, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. You can watch the game on the San Diego Padres Network, Sportsnet Los Angeles, and out of market it is available on MLB Network.


Padres vs Dodgers Odds and Spreads


  • Los Angeles is 14-6 in its last 20 home games against the Padres.
  • The Dodgers are 10-5 as a favorite this season.
  • San Diego has lost three of its five games as the underdog.
  • Eight of the Dodgers’ last 12 games went over the total.
  • The Padres have covered in all four of their road games.
  • Just one of the eight home games for the Dodgers have finished under the total.
  • The total has gone under in six of San Diego’s last eight games.
  • Four of the last five games for the Dodgers against National League West teams went over the total.


Padres vs Dodgers Over/Under Pick: Over 8½ (-105)

Eight of San Diego’s last 12 games played in April went under the total. However, five of the last six games for the Dodgers against National League teams went over the total. That is something to consider for MLB over/under predictions.

The Dodgers and Padres are first and second in the majors in home runs and both teams are in the top five in slugging percentage. Don’t expect another 15-11 game but this matchup could finish over the 8-run total.



Padres vs Dodgers ATS Pick: Dodgers -1½ (+110)

The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last seven games at home and it is hard to pick against the team with the most wins in the National League, even if San Diego did win its most recent road game.

Outfielder Jason Heyward is on the injured list for the Dodgers along with pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May and Blake Treinen.



Padres vs Dodgers Player Prop Pick: Will Smith to have 2+ Hits (+169)

Smith was 5-for-10 in the first two games against the Padres and he has come through with eight hits over his last five games, so go with the veteran catcher to have his sixth multi-hit game of the season for your player prop bets.



Padres vs Dodgers Prediction

Dodgers 6, Padres 4



Questions Of The Day

Which team has a better ATS record coming into the matchup between the Padres and the Dodgers?

The Padres and the Dodgers are both 7-8 against the spread this season.

What is a good player prop option for the San Diego Padres?

Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits and two runs the last time he played against the Dodgers and he is due to break out at any point after having just one extra-base hit in his last eight games.

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