Los Angeles Dodgers (78-47) vs. San Diego Padres (68-58)
August 25, 2021 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: San Diego Padres +105 / Los Angeles Dodgers -141; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres meet Wednesday in MLB action from Petco Park. This will be the second installment in a three-game series between these teams this week. In the Tuesday opener, the Dodgers pulled off a three-run win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Los Angeles played the Mets over the weekend, winning the first three games before a Sunday loss. In the Tuesday opener versus the Padres, the Dodgers scored twice in both the seventh and eighth on the way to a 5-2 victory. Julio Urias put up 5.0 innings with no earned on one hit and two walks.
For the starter job in the Tuesday game, the Dodgers will send out Walker Buehler. In his 162.1 innings Buehler has 110 hits, 41 runs (38 earned), 15 homers allowed, 41 walks, 170 Ks and a 2.11 ERA.
Over on the Padres’ side, they managed a win over the Phillies Saturday but lost the other two games in that series. In the Tuesday matchup, San Diego posted a couple of runs in the eighth but couldn’t catch back up.
Starting pitcher for the Padres on Wednesday will be Blake Snell. In his 106.1 innings this season Snell has 97 hits, 58 runs (57 earned), 15 homers allowed, 65 walks, 139 Ks and a 4.82 ERA.
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The Dodgers are 4-0 in the last four Wednesday games and 42-14 in their last 56 in game two of a series. LA is 46-16 in their last 62 with a total of 9.0-10.5 and the under is 4-0-1 in their last five in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Padres are 33-16 in their last 49 home games and 0-4 in their last four Wednesday games. The under is 4-1 in San Diego’s last five in game two of a series and the over is 11-5 in their last 16 versus a right-handed starter.
PICK: I’m going to stick with the Dodgers. I do like both starters to perform well here, however. Snell has given up six earned in 22.0 innings over his last four starts, with 16 hits and 10 walks in that stretch. As for Buehler, he hasn’t given up more than two earned runs in any of his last eight starts. He’s got 14.2 innings over his last two outings, notching 10 hits, three walks and three earned. I think LA will pull away late in this one and bag a solid victory.