Dodgers vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 9/13

Dodgers vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 9/13

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

Prepare for an exhilarating MLB clash as the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at the iconic Dodger Stadium. In this in-depth team preview, we'll dive into the strengths of both teams and explain our final prediction.

 

San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres, though currently under .500, have shown sparks of brilliance throughout the season. With a lineup that includes Juan Soto and Xander Bogaerts, they have the capability to produce runs.

Batting Leaders:

Juan Soto's 29 home runs and Xander Bogaerts' .273 batting average make them key contributors to the Padres' offense.

Pitching Excellence:

On the pitching front, the Padres boast Blake Snell, who has been outstanding with a 2.52 ERA. His ability to stifle opposing hitters adds to the likelihood of a low-scoring game.

Recent Form:

The Padres are coming off a high-scoring win against the Dodgers, but their recent form indicates a strong pitching presence.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are a powerhouse in the league, known for their solid all-around game. With offensive stars like Mookie Betts and pitching excellence, they present a tough challenge for any opponent.

Batting Strength:

Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman have been instrumental in the Dodgers' offensive success this season.

Impressive Pitching:

Ryan Pepiot, with a remarkable 0.86 ERA, leads the Dodgers' pitching staff. He's backed by a strong bullpen, making runs hard to come by for the opposition.

Recent Form:

Despite a recent high-scoring loss to the Padres, the Dodgers' pitching and defensive prowess have been on display throughout the season.

 

Prediction

With two exceptional pitchers on the mound in Blake Snell and Ryan Pepiot and solid defenses behind them, this matchup is poised to be a low-scoring affair. Both teams have the capability to stifle opposing offenses, making it challenging to cross the 9-run mark. Blake Snell is 1-2 with an ERA of 2.86 and 74 strikeouts in 12 appearances against the Dodgers in his career and while Pepiot hasn't pitched against the Padres he has allowed no more than 1 run per game this season so expect him to be dominant again.

Expect a game dominated by pitching and defense, with limited scoring opportunities. Betting on the under of 9 runs is a prudent choice for those seeking a game characterized by outstanding pitching performances and tight defensive plays.

 

Pick: Under 9 Runs

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