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Bet on Yet Another Dodgers-Padres Matchup To Land Over the Total

San Diego erased an early five-run deficit against the rival Dodgers when 20-year-old rookie outfielder Jackson Merrill delivered the game-winning hit in the 11th inning. The MLB latest lines list Los Angeles as the favorite to bounce back at home against the Padres on Saturday.

The Padres lead the season series 2-1 after 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 San Diego has won five of the last nine meetings.

Bet on Yet Another Dodgers-Padres Matchup To Land Over the Total
Bet on Yet Another Dodgers-Padres Matchup To Land Over the Total

The teams combined for 19 extra-base hits and 41 runs in the last two meetings as eight of the last 10 games between the National League West Division rivals went over the MLB against the spread picks.

The MLB betting lines list the Dodgers with even odds to cover the run line as the 1½-run favorite. The Padres are the underdog for the eighth time in the last nine 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 (8-8) vs Dodgers (10-6)
  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 9:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
  • Padres vs Dodgers Live Stream: MLB.tv


This is not a matchup of big-name starting pitchers with Matt Waldron going for the Padres and Gavin Stone getting the start for the Dodgers.

Waldron has one win in eight career starts though he allowed only one unearned run when he pitched into the sixth inning in his last start. Stone has struck out 11 batters in eight innings but has also allowed 13 hits and eight runs.

Los Angeles is 6-2 outright as a home favorite, but the Dodgers covered in just three of those games. San Diego is 2-2 as a road underdog but 4-0 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 Saturday, April 13, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. You can watch the game on the San Diego Padres Network and Sportsnet Los Angeles.


Padres vs Dodgers Odds and Spreads


  • Los Angeles is 15-6 in its last 20 home games against the Padres.
  • The Dodgers are 10-6 as a favorite this season.
  • San Diego has lost three of its six games as the underdog.
  • Nine of the Dodgers’ last 13 games went over the total.
  • The Padres have covered in all five of their road games.
  • Just one of the nine home games for the Dodgers have finished under the total.
  • The total has gone under in six of San Diego’s last nine games.
  • Five of the last six games for the Dodgers against National League West teams went over the total.


Padres vs Dodgers Over/Under Pick: Over 9 (-120)

The first 11 runs in Friday’s series opener came on home runs and there could be more offensive fireworks on Saturday especially after the Dodgers and the Padres each used six relief pitchers on Friday.

Don’t be surprised to see this game head over the nine-run total as the Dodgers and Padres rank first and second in the majors in home runs. That is something to consider for MLB over/under predictions.



Padres vs Dodgers ATS Pick: Dodgers -1½ (even)

Even after falling in the series opener, the Dodgers are 6-2 in their last eight games at home and it is hard to pick against the team tied for the most wins in the National League.

When looking at the latest MLB news and rumors, pitchers Glenn Otto and Luis Patino are both out for the Padres.

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: Shohei Ohtani to have 1+ Home Runs (+230)

Ohtani seems to be getting comfortable at Dodger Stadium with home runs in each of his last two home games, so go with the former Most Valuable Player to hit home runs in back-to-back games for the second time this season for your player prop bets.



Padres vs Dodgers Prediction

Dodgers 7, Padres 5



Questions of the Day

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

The Padres are 8-8 against the spread with the Dodgers posting a 7-9 ATS mark this season.

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

In his last two road games, Jackson Merrill is 6-for-8 with a walk so keep an eye on the hits, runs and extra-base props for the talented rookie outfielder.

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