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Dodgers vs Padres: Latest Betting Odds, Predictions and Picks for September 2

The Dodgers lost their first series in over a month, dropping the last two games of a three-game series to the Mets in New York. Now they head home to take on two teams they’re very familiar with, the Padres and the Giants.

Tonight’s series premiere will have Los Angeles’ Dustin May taking the mound against San Diego’s Yu Darvish. The Padres are currently 18 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and hold a 2.5-game lead over the Brewers for the final NL Wild Card spot.

May is making his third start since his return from Tommy John surgery. In his first two games, he has allowed two earned runs in 11 innings, and one of those earned runs would be unearned if either of the errors in the inning had been ruled errors instead of hits. He has struck out 13 and walked three.

Darvish is 11-7 with a 3.41 ERA this season, including 0-2 with a 3.50 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers. The former Dodger was 2-3 with a 4.08 ERA in August.

Team Games (W/L)

  • Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 80-50 (per
  • Padres ATS: 57-74-1

Betting Odds

According to FanDuel, the Dodgers are favored to win the game, as of 9:45 am PT. Los Angeles is listed at (-166) to win outright, with the padres at (+140). The padres are favored to cover the 1.5-run spread (-152), while the Dodgers are (+126) to cover. The over-under is set at 8 runs, with the over at (-114) and the under at (-106).

Dodgers Player Props

Freddie Freeman is the favorite to homer for the Dodgers at (+320), with Mookie Betts (+330), Will Smith (+350), and Max Muncy (+390) not far behind. Gavin Lux is a decent longshot bet at (+680).

First pitch is set for 7:10 pm PT. SportsNetLA will be broadcasting the game, with Bally Sports San Diego carrying the game for fans down by Dodger Stadium South.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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