The Dodgers won Game 1 of the NLDS behind some early offense and a lot of outstanding relief pitching, winning for the 15th time in 20 games against San Diego this year. They’ll try to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series this evening at Dodger Stadium.
Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for Los Angeles. Kershaw started twice against the Padres this season, going 1-0 with one run allowed and 11 strikeouts in 12 innings. Kersh made seven starts after returning from the injured list in early September, going 5-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 41 innings. Overall on the season, the future Hall of Famer was 12-3 with a 2.28 ERA.
On the mound for San Diego will be former Dodger Yu Darvish, who has been the Padres’ ace this season. Darvish went 16-8 with a 3.10 ERA overall, and 1-2 with a 2.52 ERA in three starts against Los Angeles. The Dodgers got to Darvish for five runs in six innings on July 2, and you have to imagine they’ve been watching film of that game to try to replicate that approach.
Team Games (W/L)
- Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 97-65 (per ActionNetwork.com)
- Padres ATS: 71-89-1
According to FanDuel, the Dodgers are favorites in this game, as of 9:45 am PT. Los Angeles is listed at (-188) to win outright, with the padres at (+158). The Dodgers are listed at (+114) to cover the 1.5-run spread, with San Diego at (-137) to cover. The over-under is set at 7 runs, with the over at (-124) and the under at (+102).
Dodgers Player Props
Max Muncy is the favorite to homer for the Dodgers at (+330), with Will Smith (+340), Mookie Betts (+350), Trea Turner (+400), and Freddie Freeman (+420) not far behind. Gavin Lux is a decent longshot bet to homer at (+750).
First pitch is set for 5:37 pm PT. The game will be broadcast on FS1.
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