Dodgers Favored in Game 2
The San Diego Padres shocked a lot of people when they were able to knock off the New York Mets in the Wild Card series. Their two wins over the Mets also saw them outscore them 13-1.
When they moved into the National League Divisional Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres were quickly beaten back, losing 5-3 in the opening game.
The Padres aim to get better moving into an important second game against the Dodgers while Los Angeles looks to repeat its Game 1 success. Once again, we see the Dodgers as a sizable favorite versus the MLB betting odds. Are they the play?
Let’s check the latest MLB odds, stats, injury reports, and MLB lines for Padres vs Dodgers.We’ve plenty of MLB betting for you to consider.
Darvish Gets Nod for Padres
If the San Diego Padres are to even things up, they’ll need more from their starter in Game 2. In Game 1, Mike Clevinger was knocked around, giving up five earned runs and six hits in just 2.2 innings.
The Padres are on the road and facing the league’s best team. They can’t be digging themselves out of big holes in each game or they’ll be in trouble.
Those who bet online know that the Padres bats need to do more too. They cut the deficit to 5-3 in Game 1, but had just three baserunners in the final three innings. They need to manufacture more opportunities.
San Diego is going to be rolling out Yu Darvish for Game 2. Darvish was tied for the fifth-best record in the league, going 16-8 with a 3.10 ERA. He’s also posted the 13th-most strikeouts in the league at 197.
Darvish was 1-2 against the Dodgers, but he held them to a .191 batting average. The main issue for him was home runs as he allowed four in 25 innings. If he keeps the ball in the park, the Padres will have a good shot to take Game 2.
Can Kershaw Deliver in Game 2?
The Dodgers are leaning on Clayton Kershaw in Game 2. While Kershaw has been spotty in the playoffs, he was one of the better pitchers in the league in the regular season with a 12-3 record and a stellar 2.28 ERA.
The Dodgers have won the last six games in which he’s appeared and he was tough to beat at home. He was 6-0 with a 2.39 ERA when playing at home. We’ll see if that carries over into the postseason.
Anyone who bets on the MLB odds knows that Kershaw can be a bit of a roller-coaster ride in October. He has an ERA of 4.19 in the playoffs, which is much higher than his career 2.48 mark in the regular season.
Padres vs Dodgers Game Injuries
Padres vs Dodgers Head-to-Head
The Padres have met up with the Dodgers 20 times this season including the playoffs. Los Angeles holds a 14-6 edge.
Padres vs Dodgers Game Information
- Game: Padres (89-73) vs Dodgers (111-51)
- Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8:37 p.m. ET
- Padres vs Dodgers Live stream: MLB.tv
Padres vs Dodgers Betting Lines
|San Diego Padres
Y. Darvish -R
|Los Angeles Dodgers
C. Kershaw -L
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Padres vs Dodgers Prediction
The Padres and the Dodgers are going to be locked in a very heated battle in Game 2. It’s hard to tell which of these two squads will be able to pull away with the win here.
However, one thing looks like it’s for certain: The total looks like it has great value. Go under with your MLB picks.
These are two of the better pitchers in the game with both Darvish and Kershaw going up against one another. The total for this game is currently set at seven, and if these two pitchers play up to their expectations, the under is going to hit.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.