Dodgers Game Today: Dodgers vs Padres Lineup, Odds, Prediction, Pick, Pitcher, TV for Aug. 26
If there’s one game we hope you didn’t bet on, it’d be the Wednesday night matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. It lasted six hours after 16 insane innings. Betting is stressful enough, did we really need all of that added to it?
Anyway, the Dodgers came out on top 5-3 thanks to a two-run AJ Pollock homer in the 16th and will now go for the sweep on Thursday. The Padres are 15 games out of first place in the NL West. If they weren’t fully broken yet, one more defeat could do the trick.
But it won’t be easy. Both sides are for sure exhausted heading into tonight’s matchup since 19 pitchers and 26 position players in total were used. Who’s even left after that?!
Perhaps that makes Thursday’s betting preview even more interesting? Let’s dive in and take a look.
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
The Dodgers and Padres will kick things off at 6:10 p.m. PST at Petco Park on Thursday.
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
After two nights in the national spotlight on ESPN, this one will go back to local channels. For those in LA, tune into SportsNet. Folks in SD can flick the channel to Bally Sports San Diego.
Dodgers vs Padres Odds Today
Thanks to our friends at WynnBET, ONCE AGAIN we have a favorable Dodgers betting line. LA is -140 on the moneyline (bet $140 to win $100) while the Pads are +115 (bet $100 to win $115). The lines have pretty much been the same for the last three days. Interestingly enough, the Dodgers have won the first two games of the series by two runs, which could convince you to take the run line. They’re -1.5 at +120 (bet $100 to win $120) and San Diego is +1.5 at -140 (bet $140 to win $100).
On Wednesday, the over hit by a half-run and it took 16 innings. On Thursday, the figure is the same, sitting at 7.5. If you like the over, that’ll cost you -115 (bet $115 to win $100). The under is cheaper at -105 (bet $105 to win $100).
Dodgers Pitcher Today
It’s Max Scherzer (11-4, 2.65 ERA) vs Yu Darvish (7-7, 3.70 ERA) in what could be the second straight pitcher’s duel. Scherzer owns a 2.11 ERA in his first four starts as a Dodger while Darvish will take the bump for the first time in two weeks after dealing with a back injury. He’s been overall solid this year and he’s dominated the Dodgers, giving up just three earned runs in 20 innings of work across three outings. The Padres are 2-1 in those games.
As a National, Scherzer hasn’t fared well against the Pads in 2021. In two starts, he surrendered 11 earned runs in 10.2 innings … but that was also back in July when San Diego wasn’t completely lost. Something tells us Scherzer is going to want to avenge that grand slam he gave up to pitcher Daniel Camarena.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
Stay tuned for the lineup’s release later today!
Dodgers vs Padres Prediction Today
Again, we’re not going to advise betting against the Dodgers or on the Padres. These are teams trending in completely different directions, and when you’re getting this good of a price on LA for the third night in a row, you let it ride. House money, right?
Scherzer’s been tremendous since arriving in Los Angeles while Darvish is getting his first start since Aug. 12 after an IL stint. Don’t let the seemingly trappy line fool you. Take the 80-win team with World Series aspirations.
Dodgers sweep, 6-2.
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