Dodgers vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/12

Dodgers vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/12

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MLB Preview and Prediction: San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Get ready for an electrifying matchup as the San Diego Padres clash with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. With both teams looking to gain an edge in the competitive NL West, expect a thrilling game filled with intense pitching and explosive hitting.


Game Overview:

  • Date: April 12, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
  • Line: LAD -195
  • Over/Under: 8.5


Team Breakdown:

San Diego Padres:

The San Diego Padres enter the game with a 7-8 record, determined to build on their recent success and climb the standings in the NL West. With a talented roster led by Fernando Tatis Jr., the Padres are poised to challenge the Dodgers and secure a crucial victory.

Pitching Analysis:

Michael King takes the mound for the Padres, boasting a solid 2-0 record and a 3.14 ERA. With his ability to keep hitters off balance, King provides a reliable presence on the mound and gives the Padres a chance to win every time he pitches.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Fernando Tatis Jr. (4 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jurickson Profar (.333 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jake Cronenworth (13 RBI)

With potent hitters like Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jake Cronenworth driving in runs, the Padres' lineup poses a constant threat to opposing pitchers and can turn the tide of the game with one swing of the bat.


Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into the game with a 10-5 record, aiming to maintain their position atop the NL West standings. With a star-studded lineup and strong pitching staff, the Dodgers present a formidable challenge for the Padres and are determined to emerge victorious.

Pitching Analysis:

Yoshinobu Yamamoto gets the start for the Dodgers, looking to bounce back from a rocky performance. With a 1-1 record and a 4.09 ERA, Yamamoto faces a tough test against the potent Padres' lineup and must deliver a quality start to give his team a chance to win.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Mookie Betts (5 HR)
  • Batting Average: Will Smith (.412 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Teoscar Hernandez (15 RBI)

With hitters like Mookie Betts and Teoscar Hernandez leading the charge, the Dodgers' lineup has the firepower to score runs in bunches and put pressure on opposing pitchers.


Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
SD (7-8) +165 o8.5 (+105) +1.5 (-125)
LAD (10-5) -195 u8.5 (-125) -1.5 (+105)



In this matchup, we predict the San Diego Padres to emerge victorious. Here's why:

In the opening season series, the Padres already pounded Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the Dodgers' starting pitcher for this game. With their familiarity and success against Yamamoto, combined with their potent lineup led by Fernando Tatis Jr., the Padres have the upper hand and are poised to secure a win against the Dodgers.

Pick: San Diego Padres ML

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