The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres are set to meet in an exciting baseball game on Sunday, May 14th. With the Dodgers currently holding a 2-0 lead in the series, the Padres will be looking to avoid a sweep.
According to the odds, the Dodgers are the favorites to win with a moneyline of -172, while the Padres are listed as underdogs with a moneyline of +148. The spread is set at Dodgers -1.5, and the over/under is at 9.5 runs.
The Dodgers have been a dominant force this season, winning 63.9% of the games in which they were listed as the moneyline favorite. They have also hit the second-most home runs in the league and are the fourth-highest scoring team, averaging 5.4 runs per game. However, their .232 batting average ranks 24th in the majors.
The Padres have struggled to find consistency this season, winning just 44.4% of the games they played as underdogs. They have scored the 24th-most runs in the league and have a team batting average of .228, which ranks 27th in MLB. Despite this, they have hit 45 home runs so far this season, which ranks 14th in the league.
On the pitching side, the Dodgers have a team ERA of 3.99, which ranks 13th in the league, while the Padres have a 4.05 ERA, which ranks 14th. The Dodgers have averaged 9.2 strikeouts per game, while the Padres have averaged 8.5.
Both teams have some key players out due to injuries. Dodgers: Michael Grove, Jimmy Nelson, Daniel Hudson, Walker Buehler, Álex Reyes, J.P. Feyereisen, Blake Treinen, Ryan Pepiot, Gavin Lux, and Noah Syndergaard are all out due to various injuries.
Meanwhile, Padres: David Dahl, Jose Azocar, Luis Campusano, Nabil Crismatt, Drew Pomeranz, José Castillo, Robert Suarez, Adrian Morejon, and Eguy Rosario are all on the injured list.
Overall, the game promises to be an exciting one, with both teams looking to gain an advantage in what has been a closely contested season series so far.