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Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres 4/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres 4/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Los Angeles Dodgers (12-2) will challenge the San Diego Padres (9-6) in Game 2 of the three-game series at the Petco Park in San Diego on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 8:40 PM ET.  This will be the second installment of a series between these two teams in the NL West Division. Los Angeles took Game 1 at 11-6 against the San Diego Padres on Friday. Walker Buehler did a good start on the bump pitching for 6.0 innings and gave up just two runs with 4 strikeouts. The Dodgers had 7 hits from the dish and were 3-9 with runners in scoring position. 3rd Baseman Justin Turner led the way with two runs on three hits with 1 RBI while Center Fielder Chris Taylor added two runs on one hit with 1 RBI. RF Mookie Betts and 1st Baseman Max Muncy added 2 runs each in the victory.

Left-handed Clayton Kershaw will be climbing up the hill to start Game 2 against the Padres on Saturday. Lefty Kershaw is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts in his start this season. In the last 3 matches played, the southpaw thrower recorded 5.3 S/O, 1.10 WHIP, and a 2.40 ERA in 6.1 innings pitched. In his MLB career playing against this San Diego’s troop, left-hander Kershaw has given away a batting average of 0.190 with 27 strikeouts in 111 at-bats. The Dodgers are 9-1 in its last 10 matches, 7-3 on the run line, and the UNDER is 6-4.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Predictions 4/17/2021

On the side of the Padres last time out, the team managed to get back and tied the score in the 8th inning with two runs. San Diego managed to even the score in the 9th and forced extra innings. However, the Padres failed to score a single run in the extras and lost the game at 6-11. The San Diego Padres posted 12 hits from the dish and were 3-11 with runners in scoring position. Shortstop Fernando Tatis hit a homer from Buehler’s toss in his debut game off of the injured list. San Diego started the season with a team batting average of 0.258 and 16 home runs. First Baseman Eric Hosmer led the Padres with 3 home runs and 11 RBIs.

The San Diego Padres will be assigning right-hander Yu Darvish to take the starting role against the Dodgers on Saturday. Darvish started the season with a 1-0 record, a 3.06 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts. In his last 3 outings played, the righty thrower posted 6.3 S/O, 1.10 WHIP, and a 2.80 ERA in pitching for 5.7 innings. Right-hander Darvish did not have enough experience on the bump against this Los Angeles’ roster.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres. The MLB Pick for this game is Los Angeles -130. This will be a battle between two ace starters but the Dodgers have been the best team from the plate in the major league. Los Angeles has the best MLB record in OPS at 0.858 with 80 runs scored that ranked 2nd in the majors. The prediction, the Los Angeles Dodgers will win predicted to a score of 4-2.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres 4/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:40 PM ET

Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021


MLB Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -130

MLB Totals: 7.5

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