LA Dodgers at San Diego Padres 8/26/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time: 8/27/2021, 1:10 AM UTC
Location: Petco Park
Address: Petco Park, San Diego, USA
Latest Odds: LAD 132 ; O/U 8

Petco Park will host game three of three Thursday night between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers are 79-47 on the year after winning nine of their last ten games including game one of this series. Los Angeles has the third best scoring offense in the MLB with 5.17 runs on 8.26 hits per game. Justin Turner leads Los Angeles with a .286 batting average, while Chris Taylor boasts a team high 120 hits. Max Muncy Leaves the team with 28 home runs on the year to go along with 76 RBIs.

Max Scherzer (11-4 2.65 ERA) will take the mound Thursday night for Los Angeles. Scherzer Pitched well this season for Washington but has been nearly lights out since being traded to Los Angeles. Scherzer has allowed five runs on 17 hits, while striking out 31 batters in 21.1 innings of work across four starts for Los Angeles posting a 3-0 record.

The San Diego Padres come into this game 68-59 on the year with a 41-27 home record after losing four of their last five games. Pierce Johnson got the start for San Diego against Los Angeles giving up one run on one hit in one inning resulting in the loss. The San Diego bullpen struggled in the game giving up four runs on five hits over the final eight innings of play.

San Diego struggled from the plate going a combined 3-30 on the day including 0-4 with runners in scoring position to leave seven men on base. Jurickson Profar provided the only pop for the San Diego lineup with a two run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to drive in all of the San Diego runs.

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Betting Trends

  • Total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 games for LAD
  • Dodgers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games 
  • Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against San Diego 
  • Total has gone UNDER in 6 of the last 7 games for San Diego
  • Padres are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games 
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The Dodgers are one of the hottest teams in baseball, while the Padres are struggling. Look for theses trend to continue as the Dodgers will have the better arm on the mound in Buehler with the better lineup backing him. The Dodgers are pushing to a division title and will again roll against San Diego. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 5-1.

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