The Los Angeles Dodgers squeezed by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night by a score of 2-1, and it got tense after Pads slugger Jake Cronenworth homered in the top of the ninth off Blake Treinen to cut the deficit in half.
But in the end, it was the 101st win for the Dodgers, and most importantly, Walker Buehler got back on track with a beautiful start that featured seven scoreless innings. He allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out five on 90 pitches. Great bounce-back after his rough month.
Unfortunately, the San Francisco Giants won’t falter, so the Dodgers just have to worry about themselves, and Max Scherzer taking the bump on Wednesday night should allow them to focus on another victory.
Let’s check out the betting preview for one of the last games between these division opponents in 2021.
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
The Dodgers and Padres will face off at 7:10 p.m. PST at Dodger Stadium.
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
This baby is going to be nationally broadcast on ESPN. Again! Let’s go!
Dodgers vs Padres Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Dodgers are massive favorites at -310 on the moneyline (bet $310 to win $100) with the Padres countering at +240 (bet $100 to win $240). If you want better odds for the Dodgers or more of an advantage for the Padres, check out the run line. The Dodgers’ odds drop to +100 (bet $100 to win $100) with a -2.5 handicap (they have to win the game by three or more runs) with the Pads turning into the favorites at -130 (bet $130 to win $100) with the +2.5 advantage (they can win the game or lose by fewer than three for the bet to cash).
The over/under for total runs scored is 8, with both bets priced at -110 (bet $110 to win $100).
Dodgers Pitcher Today
Wondering why the odds were so ridiculous for the Dodgers? Max Scherzer (7-0, 1.43 ERA) will be on the mound and he’ll certainly be looking to avenge his first subpar start with LA in Colorado when he was knocked around for five earned runs across five innings … but the Dodgers won anyway. Still, that was his first outing giving up more than two runs with his new team, and he’s not going to accept faltering twice when the games matter most.
The Padres will send Ryan Weathers (4-7, 5.01 ERA) to the bump, which will be his first start since August 28. He’s bounced around between the rotation and bullpen, logging 17 starts and 12 relief appearances in 2021. Interestingly enough, however, he’s been good against the Dodgers, allowing just one earned run over 10.2 innings this year.
But expect this to be a sort of bullpen game for the Padres, which will certainly play into LA’s favor.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
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Dodgers vs Padres Prediction Today
Hard to bet against the Dodgers right now! They’ve won 13 of their last 16 and are holding out hope the Giants drop a couple against the Diamondbacks and Padres to finish the year. LA is still two games behind San Fran, but after this series the Dodgers will be facing a Brewers squad that will likely be resting their best pitchers. Going undefeated across their last five really isn’t out of the question.
But as for tonight? 8-2, Dodgers victory. Take the run line if you’re feeling frisky.
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