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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres

May 11, 2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (26-14) and San Diego Padres (21-20) meet up for Game 2 of their series on Saturday, May 11 at 8:40 PM ET at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Dodgers are favored to even the series with a moneyline at -150.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers just had their eight-game win streak snapped in Game 1 of this series. This was a 2-1 outing, where they allowed one run late in the bottom of the ninth to end it all.

James Paxton (4-0) will take the mound for this showdown. He currently boasts an ERA at 3.06 and a WHIP at 5.82 in the 32.1 innings pitched. Compared to the Padres starter, he has a good shot keeping the Dodgers ahead.

Their offense is led by Shohei Ohtani, who currently has 11 home runs, a .359 batting average, and a slugging percentage of .679. Teoscar Hernandez leads them with 29 RBIs so far, which complements their offensive play.

They are doing well at the plate with a batting average at .267. On defense, they are holding teams to .212 at the plate. This is a great separation between the two averages and it could make the difference on this outcome.

San Diego Padres Betting Preview

The Padres have won their last two consecutive games and are 3-2 in their last five, showing positive momentum here. Their last win, prior to their Game 1 win, was a 3-0 shutout over the Chicago Cubs.

Matt Waldron (1-4) will put his pitching ability to the test. He currently has a 5.82 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. As a team, they boast an ERA at 4.04, which puts him at a disadvantage with his current average.

Fernando Tatis Jr. leads them with seven home runs this season. In addition, Jurickson Profar leads them with a .324 batting average and 27 RBIs. Together they must help stimulate their offense.

The Padres are averaging .257 at the plate, which is a solid comparison to the Dodgers. However, they slightly allow more production at the plate for their opponents at .236. This draws the gap a bit closer, which could hurt them against better offensive teams like the Dodgers.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the latest MLB betting odds for this battle, with the Los Angeles Dodgers favored to succeed in Game 2. Looking at market insights, the Dodgers have a 58.3 percent chance at winning.

The Padres had an appealing Game 1 win over the Dodgers. However, they might not be able to replicate that success in this one.

Starter pitching must be precise, but Waldron does not appear to be a threat here. Look for the Dodgers to get back on track.

Final Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -150