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Padres vs Dodgers Prediction, Starting Pitchers and Betting Odds for NLDS MLB Playoffs Game 2

After having their way with the New York Mets in the NL Wild Card, the San Diego Padres were in for a rude awakening in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. By the end of the third inning, San Diego was already down five runs and would eventually lose, 5-3. Can San Diego manage to split with a win in Padres vs Dodgers Game 2, or will they travel back to Petco Park in a 2-0 hole?

This MLB betting preview for the NLDS MLB Playoffs Padres vs Dodgers Game 2 includes game info, starting pitchers, betting odds, trends and a prediction for tonight’s postseason matchup.

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San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction | NLDS MLB Playoffs Game 2

NLDS MLB Playoffs Game 2 (LAD leads 1-0)
San Diego Padres (89-73, 45-36 Away) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (111-51, 57-24 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2021
Time: 8:37 p.m. EST
Venue: Dodger Stadium — Los Angeles, CA
Coverage: FS1

Padres vs Dodgers Starting Pitchers

Padres: Yu Darvish (16-8, 3.10 ERA)
Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (12-3, 2.28 ERA)

San Diego Padres Preview

If any team was likely to come out of the gates slow, you would think it wouldn’t be the team that recently took two of three from a 101-win New York Mets team. Instead, the Padres looked like they were never truly up for the task in a game that never truly felt like they were in. Not only did starter Mike Clevinger not even last three innings, but a Padres fielding error gave the Dodgers an extra run.

Oddly enough, the Padres had one more hit than the Dodgers, but it still wasn’t enough to win. All their offense came in the fifth inning where they scored three runs on three hits. The other eight innings they could only manufacture four hits. Quite simply, this is what was feared for San Diego this postseason: not being able to have anyone other than Manny Machado consistently produce. They’ll need to come out of the gates strong in Game 2 as a 2-0 deficit to the Dodgers feels like a death sentence.

Los Angeles Dodgers Preview

It was a picture-perfect start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1. However, the last six innings were a little lackluster by the Dodgers. While they never felt threatened, it is still odd to see all six of their hits come in just two innings. This offense is as explosive as any, but any team can fall when their offense is that inconsistent. With Yu Darvish on the mound in Game 2, they’ll need to capitalize when they can and to beat Darvish, consistency and constant pressure is key.

Although their offense stalled out, their pitching picked up the slack. After starting pitcher Julio Urias was pulled going into the sixth inning, the bullpen finished off the last four innings while only giving up three hits and striking out four. With Clayton Kershaw on the hill for Game 2 the million-dollar question becomes which playoff version of Clayton Kershaw will show up?

Padres vs Dodgers Prediction, Starting Pitchers and Betting Odds for NLDS MLB Playoffs Game 1
Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Padres vs Dodgers Odds | MLB Playoffs Predictions

MLB betting odds for Padres vs Dodgers are taken from BetOnline Sportsbook.

Moneyline: SD: (+166) | LAD: (-180)
Run Line: 
SD: +1.5 (-130) | LAD: -1.5 (+110)
7.5 — Over: (+105) | Under: (-125)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action NetworkSD: (33%) | LAD: (67%)

Padres vs Dodgers MLB Betting Trends

  • San Diego is 4-3 straight up in their last seven games.
  • San Diego is 1-5 straight up in their last six games against Los Angeles.
  • The over has hit in six of San Diego’s last seven games.
  • Los Angeles is 15-2 straight up in their last 17 home games against San Diego.
  • The under has hit in eight of Los Angeles’ last 11 games.

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Padres vs Dodgers Stats

  • San Diego is averaging 4.35 runs per game (RPG) this season (No. 13 in the MLB).
  • San Diego is surrendering 4.07 RPG this season (No. 10 in the MLB).
  • Los Angeles is averaging 5.23 RPG this season (No. 1 in the MLB).
  • Los Angeles is surrendering 3.17 RPG this season (No. 1 in the MLB).

Padres vs Dodgers MLB Weather Report

Status: Mostly Sunny
7 MPH (blowing out to right center)

Padres vs Dodgers Prediction | NLDS MLB Playoffs Game 2

The Padres vs Dodgers prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Los Angeles a 57.4% chance to win Game 2 of this NLDS MLB Playoffs matchup.

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