LA Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction MLB Picks 5/12/24

San Diego Padres (21-20) vs LA Dodgers (26-14)

Game Info: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)

Yu Darvish (2-1) (2.94) vs Walker Buehler (0-0) (6.75)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres +114 / LA Dodgers -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Petco Park. Here’s a LA Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction.

LA Dodgers Betting Preview

The LA Dodgers are 27-14 on the season and play the Giants after this. The LA Dodgers have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The LA Dodgers have won 8 straight games when scoring more than 1 run. Shohei Ohtani leads the LA Dodgers with 56 hits and 27 RBI, while Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman have combined for 100 hits and 50 RBI.

San Diego Padres Betting Preview

The San Diego Padres look to get a game above a .500 record and play the Rockies next. The San Diego Padres have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 straight games. The San Diego Padres have lost 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Jurickson Profar leads the San Diego Padres with 45 hits and 27 RBI, while Jake Cronenworth and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 84 hits and 47 RBI.

LA Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Pitching Matchup

Walker Buehler gets the ball for the LA Dodgers, and he is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. Buehler will make his second start of the season after a shaky game against the Marlins. This will be Buehler’s 14th start since the 2022 season, so he’s still working his way into form. Buehler is 6-0 with a 1.49 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his career against the San Diego Padres.

Yu Darvish gets the ball for the San Diego Padres, and he is 2-1 with a 2.94 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Darvish has allowed 6 hits and 0 runs in his last 10 innings. Darvish has a 3.04 ERA and .221 allowed batting average in 23.2 home innings. Darvish is 4-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 97 strikeouts in his career against the LA Dodgers.

San Diego Padres Player Prop Facts

  • Manny Machado has hit at least one home run in three of the Padres' last four day games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Manny Machado has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Padres' last five day games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Manny Machado has scored two runs in each of the Padres' last four day games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yu Darvish has recorded six or more strikeouts in nine of his 10 previous home appearances against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jurickson Profar has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 Sunday day appearances with the Padres as underdogs.
  • Manny Machado has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Donovan Solano has recorded at least one Double in each of his last three appearances with his team as a home underdog against the Dodgers.
  • Manny Machado has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances in day games.
  • Jurickson Profar ranks 9th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.321) this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Teoscar Hernandez has hit a home run in each of the Dodgers' last two day games.
  • Freddie Freeman has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Dodgers' last five games against the Padres at Petco Park.
  • Max Muncy has scored a run in each of his last eight appearances against the Padres after playing the previous day.
  • Walker Buehler has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last seven appearances against NL West opponents.
  • Freddie Freeman has recorded at least one hit in each of the Dodgers' last seven games as favorites.
  • Shohei Ohtani has recorded at least one total base in 18 of his last 19 Sunday appearances with his team as a favorite.
  • Walker Buehler has recorded a win in nine of his last 11 appearances in day games.
  • Miguel Rojas has recorded a Double in three of his last four road appearances.
  • Freddie Freeman has recorded at least one Single in four of the Dodgers' last five games at Petco Park.
  • Mookie Betts ranks 1st amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.440) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The San Diego Padres rank 2nd in the league for hits this season (364).
  • The San Diego Padres rank T4th in the league for runs scored this season (200).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for runs scored this season (220).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for hits this season (369).

LA Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction

The LA Dodgers should be favored for obvious reasons, and their pitching staff has been showing up despite injuries and what not. The problem is we haven't seen enough of Walker Buehler in recent years to trust him, and he wasn't great against a horrible Marlins team last week. Even with Buehler dominating the Padres in his career, he's barely pitched in the last 3 seasons. Yu Darvish continues to be the definition of consistent, and getting him as an underdog packs value. I like the Padres to win game 3 against the Dodgers and win the series.

Randy’s Pick San Diego Padres +114

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