Dodgers vs. Padres Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/12/23

Chris RuffoloMay 11, 2023
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The San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet in an NL West division matchup in MLB action from Dodger Stadium on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


The Dodgers are listed as a -145 home favorite while San Diego is listed as a +125 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 9 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Blake Snell will start for the Padres and is 1-5 with a 4.89 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Dustin May will go for the Dodgers and is 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

The Dodgers’ 5-2 win back on May 7th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for the Dodgers in this head-to-head matchup against the Padres.


San Diego is 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 4-0 in their last 4 series-opening games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Los Angeles is 98-36 in their last 134 home games and 58-23 in their last 81 series-opening games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 division games.


I’m backing the Dodgers here. The Padres just can’t seem to win with Blake Snell on the mound and I don’t see that changing here against a Dodger team that keeps on finding ways to win baseball games. Dustin May’s been solid for the Dodgers and side-by-side I just like Los Angeles more in this matchup. Give me the Dodgers.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Dodgers -145
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