San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers 10/7/20 MLB NLDS Picks and Predictions
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Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17) vs San Diego Padres (37-23)
Game Info: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:08 pm (Globe Life Field)
Clayton Kershaw (7-2) (1.90) vs Zach Davies (7-4) (2.73)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -230 / San Diego Padres +195 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Diego Padres face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, October 7th at Globe Life Field for game two of the NLDS.
The Los Angeles Dodgers took down the San Diego Padres by the final score of 5-1 on Tuesday in game one of this series. The Dodgers have started the 2020 MLB postseason with three straight wins, and they now have a 1-0 lead in this series with their division rivals. The Dodgers were no-hit by Padres' starter Garret Richards through 5.0 innings; however, everything changed in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Dodgers would score four runs in the sixth inning to open a 4-1 lead. The Dodgers would not look back and they now have the edge in this best-of-five series. The Dodgers will look to take a stranglehold in the series with a win in game two, while the Padres will try to even up the series at 1-1 on Wednesday.
The San Diego Padres have not announced a starting pitcher for this game quite yet, so be sure to check back soon for updates. It seemed as if Chris Paddack was in line to start in game two, but that has not been made official quite yet. This is virtually a must-win here for San Diego, so the Padres are most likely going to look at all options.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to bring left-hander Clayton Kershaw to the mound to face the Padres in game two. Kershaw went 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA through 58.1 innings during the regular season with the Dodgers. Kershaw was fantastic in his first start of the postseason in the Wild Card Series against the Brewers, as he tossed 8.0 shutout innings while striking out a whopping 13 batters. Having Kershaw pitch in game two after a game one win shows how much depth this Dodgers team has this season.
With no starter from the Padres announced, we are still awaiting the line for this game. Be sure to check back soon for updates to the pitching matchup and the betting odds, as well as the pick for game two of this NLDS showdown.
UPDATE: Zach Davies has been named the starting pitcher for the Padres in game two. With this announcement, I like the Dodgers on the run line. Davies is a solid pitcher, but Kershaw has been dominant this season. I like the Dodgers to win game two easily and take a 2-0 series lead.