Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres - 10/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Diego Padres (92-75) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (112-52)

Game Info: Friday, October 14, 2022 at 8:37 pm (Petco Park)

Blake Snell (8-10) (3.49) vs Tony Gonsolin (16-1) (2.14)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres +104 / Los Angeles Dodgers -122 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Friday in game 3 of the MLB NLDS at Petco Park. The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a bounce back showing to take a 2-1 series lead. The San Diego Padres look for back-to-back wins to take a series edge. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers just couldn’t put the Padres away in game 2 and now hope to avoid two or more losses in a row for the fourth time since July 27. The Dodgers have bounced back all season long, but they have now lost 12 of their last 14 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Will Smith leads the Dodgers with 3 hits and 1 RBI, while Gavin Lux and Trea Turner have combined for 6 hits and 3 RBI. Tony Gonsolin gets the ball, and he was 16-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. Tony Gonsolin is 1-2 with a 9.45 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his postseason career.

The San Diego Padres grinder out a game 2 victory and now look for back-to-back wins in the playoffs for the first time. The Padres have now won 9 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs, and that includes a 3-0 record in the playoffs. Jurickson Profar leads the Padres with 6 hits and 5 RBI, while Manny Machado and Austin Nola have combined for 11 hits and 8 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he was 8-10 with a 3.38 ERA and 171 strikeouts this season. Snell is 2-3 with a 3.05 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his postseason career. 

The Dodgers are 40-18 in their last 58 road games and 67-24 in their last 91 overall. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 playoff home games and 17-4 in their last 21 games following an off day. The under is 4-1-1 in Dodgers last 6 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Padres last 8 overall. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego and 41-17 in the last 58 meetings.

The Dodgers don't lose with Tony Gonsolin on the mound, but he's pitched just 2 innings since August 28 and the long layoffs could impact his rhythm. Blake Snell wasn't great in his postseason effort against the Mets, but before that he allowed 21 hits and 8 runs in his last 35 innings. The Padres don't have success against the Dodgers and I can understand why people would be hesitant, but you can argue the Padres are in a better spot here in game 3 at home. Give me the home dog.

Randy’s Pick San Diego Padres +104

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