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Padres vs. Dodgers 2022 NLDS Series Odds and Preview

By Jeff Stinger

The two best teams from the NL West collide in a 2022 NLDS Series to remember. The San Diego Padres defied all odds and prevailed in their NL Wild Card Series to set up a date against the mighty Los Angeles Dodgers, who have been the National League’s gatekeepers for the better part of the past decade. Can the Padres keep their magical season alive, or will the Dodgers make yet another return to the NLCS stage?

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2022 NLDS Series Preview: Padres vs. Dodgers

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What to Know About the San Diego Padres

  • Odds to Win 2022 NLDS Series: +186

For the second time in three seasons, the San Diego Padres find themselves playing October baseball. Even though San Diego has had to do without its star player Fernando Tatis Jr. due to a suspension, the team still prevailed with a 2-1 NL Wild Card Series upset of the 101-win New York Mets to advance to the NLDS.

The Padres turned in a couple of huge blowouts over the Mets with Game 1’s 7-1 rout followed by the amazing 6-0 shutout series-clinching victory in Game 3. Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove were the aces who pitched lights out in those two wins, respectively, and both men will be counted upon yet again in the latter portion of the NLDS. San Diego ranked seventh in the majors in total strikeouts and their 3.81 team ERA is good enough for 11th overall.

Leadoff hitter Jurickson Profar has stepped up for a huge offensive boost, getting a hit in each of the three games against New York along with four runs batted in. Cleanup slugger Josh Bell is also doing his best to fill in for Tatis’ production with a three-hit streak of his own this postseason that began with a key two-run homer to kick off the NLWC series opener. It’s only a matter of time before superstars Juan Soto and Manny Machado also get in going at the plate on a more consistent basis, especially with the Padres desperate for some revenge against the Dodgers.

What to Know About the Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Odds to Win 2022 NLDS Series: -238

Another year, another dominant showing by the Los Angeles Dodgers, who finished the 2022 MLB regular season with a whopping 111 wins to capture their ninth NL West title in 10 years. Those 111 victories set a new franchise record for a team that’s no stranger to success with four triple-digit-winning campaigns over the last six seasons.

No pitching corps has been as spectacular as LA’s, with their 2.80 team ERA leading all baseball clubs in the regular season. A murderer’s row for a starting rotation consisting of Clayton Kershaw, Tony Gonsolin, Julio Urias, and Tyler Anderson makes up Dodger Blue’s biggest strength, and even closer Craig Kimbrel has had a relatively strong season as well.

Not only does Los Angeles possess the best pitching staff in baseball, but the team was also the leader in run production on offense with 847 runs scored for the season; 40 runs more than the next team behind it. What’s more astounding is that their plus-344 run differential is also a new franchise record and is second all-time in MLB history. It goes without saying that the Dodgers have the complete package to make another deep run toward a World Series victory, which would be their second championship title over the past three seasons.

Padres vs. Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Padres are 7-2 in their last nine road games.
  • The Padres are 3-8 in their last 11 outings as underdogs.
  • The totals have gone over in five of San Diego’s last six games in general.
  • The Dodgers are 6-4 in their last 10 home games.
  • The Dodgers went 14-5 against the Padres this season.
  • The totals have gone under in each of LA’s last four homestands.

Padres vs. Dodgers 2022 NLDS Series Expert Betting Predictions

As valiant as the Padres have been in eliminating the Mets from playoff contention, their demise is nigh going up against a formidable Dodgers team that has been nearly unstoppable all season long. We wouldn’t be surprised either if LA manages to sweep San Diego in three games, especially with the Padres’ best starting pitchers still needing to rest coming off the three-game NLWC set over in New York.

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