Padres vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/12

Padres vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/12

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

Get ready for an intense matchup as the Los Angeles Dodgers clash with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. With the Dodgers aiming to reclaim their winning momentum and the Padres seeking to extend their current streak, this game promises thrilling baseball action.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 12, 2024
  • Time: 1:10 PM
  • Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California
  • Line: LAD -130
  • Over/Under: 8.5

Team Breakdown:

Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Los Angeles Dodgers enter this game with a solid 26-14 record, establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the league. Despite a recent setback, the Dodgers remain formidable opponents with their potent lineup and strong pitching rotation.

Pitching Analysis:

Walker Buehler takes the mound for the Dodgers, looking to bounce back from a tough outing and provide stability for his team. Buehler possesses the talent and experience to shut down opposing hitters and give the Dodgers a chance to win.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Shohei Ohtani (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Shohei Ohtani (.359 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Teoscar Hernandez (29 RBI)

With power hitters like Shohei Ohtani leading the charge, the Dodgers' offense has the potential to score runs in bunches and put pressure on the Padres' pitching staff.

 

San Diego Padres:

The San Diego Padres, with a record of 21-20, are riding a wave of momentum with a two-game winning streak. Hosting the Dodgers at home, the Padres are eager to continue their success and secure another important victory.

Pitching Analysis:

Yu Darvish gets the start for the Padres, boasting a solid 2-1 record and a 2.94 ERA. Darvish has been a reliable starter for San Diego, capable of delivering quality innings and keeping opposing hitters off balance.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Fernando Tatis Jr. (7 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jurickson Profar (.324 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jurickson Profar (27 RBI)

With key contributors like Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jurickson Profar leading the way, the Padres' offense has the firepower to generate runs and challenge the Dodgers' pitching staff.

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
LAD (26-14) -130 o8.5 (-115) -1.5 (+130)
SD (21-20) +110 u8.5 (-105) +1.5 (-150)

 

Prediction:

In what is expected to be a tightly contested matchup, we predict the San Diego Padres to emerge victorious over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here's why:

The Padres, buoyed by their recent success and playing at home, have the momentum on their side. With Yu Darvish on the mound, the Padres have a reliable starter who can keep the Dodgers' potent lineup in check.

Offensively, the Padres have the firepower to score runs and provide run support for their pitching staff. With players like Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jurickson Profar leading the charge, the Padres have the ability to outslug the Dodgers and secure a crucial win.

Pick: San Diego Padres ML

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