Dodgers vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks 3/20/24

San Diego Padres (0-0) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (0-0)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 6:05 am (Gocheok Sky Dome)

Yu Darvish (0-0) (0.00) vs Tyler Glasnow (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres +163 / Los Angeles Dodgers -196 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Dodgers vs Padres betting prediction for this MLBl showdown on Wednesday, March 20th at the Gocheok Sky Dome. We will take a look at: 

-The Los Angeles Dodgers recent form and recent player performance

-The San Diego Padres recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Dodgers and Padres. 

Shohei Ohtani Joins the Dodgers

Shohei Ohtani was the big offseason addition for the Dodgers, and all the talk heading into the season is about what kind of impact he is going to make on this team. Teoscar Hernández, Tyler Glasnow and Yoshinobu Yamamoto were also brought in, and they all should play a big impact on this team this season. Last season the Dodgers finished with a 100-62 record but they were swept in the NL Division series to the Arizona Diamondbacks. It has become a common thing for this Dodgers team to find success in the regular season but blow it in the playoffs. This is still one of the best starting rotations in baseball and even though the talk heading into the season is about the offense, the pitching can’t be overlooked. Tyler Glasnow is going to toe the rubber here and last season he finished with a 10-7 record and an ERA of 3.53. 

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers have lost four of their last five games as favorites against National League opponents.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four night games against NL West opponents.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games as favorites.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last three games as favorites.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 7 innings in four of their last five games as favorites against National League opponents.

Padres Had a Ton of Turnover

The Padres team looks a lot different than last year’s team and that’s probably a good team as they ended up missing the playoffs last season. Blake Snell, Michael Wacha, Seth Lugo, Josh Hader, Gary Sanchez, and Juan Soto have all moved on from the Padres. The Padres knew they needed to improve the pitching and they have been busy trying to improve. Michael King, Johny Brito, and Dylan Cease are all brought in to be difference-makers on the offense. Fernando Tatis Jr is still the star of the offense, and there is no reason he shouldn’t have a big season. Getting the start for the Padres will be Yu Darvish and last season he finished with an 8-10 record and an ERA of 4.56. 

Padres Betting Trends

  • The Padres have won 14 of their last 16 games.
  • The Padres have covered the run line in five of their last six night games against NL West opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last three games between the Dodgers and Padres.

Dodgers vs Padres Betting Prediction

The Dodgers are the better team and they also have a big advantage on the mound. Yu Darvish wasn’t great last season and he finished with an ERA of 4.56 and he’s going to struggle against the Ddogers offense. Ohtani finished last season with a 10-7 record and an ERA of 3.53. The Padres offense is going to have some major issues getting the offense going here, and that will be the difference as the Dodgers are going to get the job done. Back the Dodgers on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Dodgers -1.5

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