San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
This weekend, a big NL West series continues between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. In this piece, we take a look at the series and provide our picks for three of the four games.
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- 01Dodgers look to keep rolling on Friday
- 02Walker Buehler will look to power L.A. on Saturday
- 03Padres hold the advantage for the series-finale
- 04Dodgers among the favorites to win the World Series
Dodgers look to keep rolling on Friday
Following their 8-2 blowout win on Thursday, the Dodgers enter Friday's action as the favorites according to Sports Interaction holding 1.55 moneyline odds to win Game 2, while the Padres are posted with 2.53 odds.
With top prospect Dustin May getting the start on Friday night, we think he will live up to the massive hype surrounding his name and power L.A. to victory.
Walker Buehler will look to power L.A. on Saturday
Regardless of who comes out on top on Friday, we're going to give the nod to the Dodgers on Saturday because of who they are sending to the bump: third-year right-handed hurler Walker Buehler.
He's having a strong campaign, posting a 9-2 record and 3.38 ERA. He'll give the Padres fits and have the Dodgers in a position to win Game 3 in this series.
Walker Buehler, 98mph Fastball (foul) and 93mph Cutter (Swinging K), Overlay pic.twitter.com/9TXu1F6uob— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 28, 2019
Padres hold the advantage for the series-finale
Come Sunday, San Diego will hold the advantage, as star starting pitcher Chris Paddack will get the nod. Thus far this season, Paddack is 7-5, with an impressive 2.78 ERA.
On top of that, he's got 104 strikeouts to his name. While silencing Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner and others is no easy task, Paddack has what it takes to help the Padres take home Game 4.
Dodgers among the favorites to win the World Series
Entering the weekend, the Dodgers hold the best record in all of baseball with a 72-39 mark. Thanks to this, they hold the No. 2 odds to win the World Series at 3.75.
Only the Astros hold better odds (following the trade for Zack Greinke) at 3.10. While Houston certainly looks dangerous, considering on the Dodgers wouldn't be a bad idea either.