Padres vs Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 29 (9/29): MLB

Padres vs Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 29 (9/29): MLB

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Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Padres money line +240
Padres run line +1.5 (+125)
Dodgers money line -300
Dodgers run line -1.5 (-145)
Over / under 8 (-110)


Key stats
  Padres Dodgers
Record 77-79 101-56
Road / home record 32-43 53-23
Last 10 record 1-9 7-3
Streak 4L 2W
Over / under record 82-69-5 66-81-10
Runs / game 4.51 5.00
Runs allowed / game 4.28 3.42



Tonight we have the Padres taking on the Dodgers in LA. The Padres enter this game struggling, going 1-9 in thier last 10 games. They are fimly out of the playoffs and by the looks of it they just want this season to come to an end. The Dodgers enter this game 2 games back of the Giants in the NL West but firmly have the first wildcard spot wrapped up as that wil go to either of those 2 teams by the end of the season. The Dodgers will look to pick up an easy one tonight with their ace on the mound and playing a struggling Padres team.

Pitching matchup


Ryan Weathers (4-7, 5.01 ERA) will be on the mound tonight for the Padres. Weathers enters this game with a 1.34 WHIP and 4.82 XFIP. This season out of the bullpen and as a starter he carries an 18.5% strikeout rate along along with a 7.5% walk rate. Weathers has not faired too well as a starter this year, he comes into this game on 3 days rest so so don't expect him to go more than 3-4 innings in this one. Weathers has allowed some hard contact and power to right handed hitters this season and his walk rate also jumps up in the split. He will have his work cut out for him in the limited time he's on the mound tonight.


Max Scherzer (15-4, 2.28 ERA) will be on the mound for the Dodgers when they host the Padres. Scherzer has been great all year and enters this game with a 0.83 WHIP and 3.34 XFIP. This seaon he carries a 34.9% strikeout rate along with a low 5.4% walk rate. Since being dealt to the Dodgers he has gone 7-0 in 10 starts. Scherzer should have no problem getting through this Padres lineup that is struggling mightily to end the season.


The Dodgers are just so good and they have one of the best pitchers in baseball on the mound for them tonight. The Padres are on the struggle bus and a matchup against Scherzer won't fix that.

PICK: Dodgers -1.5 (-145)

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