LA Dodgers at San Diego Padres 8/24/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/23/2021 at 9:59 PM ET

Petco Park will host game 1 of 3 Tuesday night between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Los Angeles comes into this game 2.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West with a record of 78-47 on the year after winning four of the last five games played. Julio Urias (13-3 3.29 ERA) will get the start Tuesday night for Los Angeles. Urias has allowed 57 runs on 119 hits, while striking out 149 batters in 139.2 innings of work across 24 outings in 2021.

Los Angeles has the number 3 ranked offense in the major leagues scoring 5.18 runs on 8.28 hits per game. Justin Turner leads the team with a .285 batting average, while Chris Taylor leads the team with 119 hits. Max Muncy Both a team high 28 home runs to go along with 76 RBIs on the year.

The San Diego Padres have faltered as of late losing four of the last five games falling to 68-58 on the year. San Diego lost 7-4 last game out to the Philadelphia Phillies. Craig Stammen got the start for San Diego giving up no runs on two hits across two innings of work Ryan Weathers came on in relief giving up three runs on five hits resulting in the loss.

San Diego struggled from the plate with only nine hits on the day, while going 3-10 with runners in scoring position to leave six men on base. Austin Nola led the way for the San Diego offense going 1-1 to drive in three runs on the day. Manny Machado chipped in with an RBI as well.

Despite the recent struggles for the Dodgers against LA the Dodgers have the advantage on Tuesday. Los Angeles has the much better pitcher on the mound backed by the better lineup. San Diego has struggled as of late and that will continue here Tuesday against the Dodgers. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 6-2.

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