San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/17/21

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/17/21 Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers (12-2) at San Diego Padres (9-6)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:40 pm (Petco Park)

Clayton Kershaw (2-1) (2.89) vs. Yu Darvish (1-0) (3.06)

The Line: San Diego Padres +125 / Los Angeles Dodgers -135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win to build on their 12-2 record. The Dodgers have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their first 14 games. The Dodgers have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with 19 hits and 14 RBI while Corey Seager and Max Muncy have combined for 31 hits and 18 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 21-7 with a 2.03 ERA and 277 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Padres have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres are 6-2 this season when scoring four or more runs. Jake Cronenworth leads the Padres with 19 hits and three RBI while Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers have combined for 31 hits and 22 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.06 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Darvish’s second career game against the Dodgers.

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The Dodgers are 40-13 in their last 53 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog. The under is 6-2 in Dodgers last 8 overall. The under is 9-4 in Padres last 13 overall. The Dodgers are 37-18 in the last 55 meetings in San Diego and 39-15 in the last 54 meetings.

The San Diego Padres are capable of winning this game and you're not going to get them in the underdog role often this season. However, we're getting the Dodgers and a cheap price with Kershaw on the mound and with them winning 12 of their first 14 games. Betting against the Dodgers isn't an option right now and it's rare you get Kershaw at this cheap of a price. Give me the Dodgers for another victory.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Dodgers -135

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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