Dodgers vs Padres Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 6 (Will Smith's Bat Continues to Impress)

Dodgers vs Padres Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 6 (Will Smith's Bat Continues to Impress)


Saturday, May 6's MLB schedule features the second meeting of a three-game series between the LA Dodgers (19-14) and San Diego Padres (18-15).

Dodgers vs Padres Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Time: 8:40 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Petco Park -- San Diego, California
  • Coverage: MLB TV

The Dodgers couldn't get much going Friday night, falling 5-2 to the Padres. Fernando Tatis Jr. dazzled with a pair of home runs and three RBIs while Yu Darvish was rock-solid on the mount for San Diego, allowing two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings.

Dodgers vs Padres Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LAD: (+114) | SD: (-134)
  • Spread: LAD: +1.5 (-194) | SD: -1.5 (+160)
  • Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)

The Padres enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:40 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 8.5 runs with the Under being favored at -114 odds.

Dodgers vs Padres Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers are 2-5 straight up (SU) in their last seven games against the NL West.
  • San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last five games against the Dodgers.
  • The total has hit the over in six of the Dodgers' last seven road games.
  • The total has hit the over in 13 of San Diego's last 20 games against the NL West.

Dodgers vs Padres Prediction & Pick

Wanting to get revenge for last night's loss, the Dodgers turn to starting pitcher Dustin May. The Justin, TX native has been great through six 2023 starts, going 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA. Los Angeles tends to have a good shot at winning whenever May takes to the mound, highlighted by his only allowing more than two runs once this season.

The Padres' Blake Snell certainly hasn't been as sound as his counterpart. The former Cy Young winner is off to one of his worst starts thus far, playing to a 1-4 record with a 5.28 ERA and 1.759 WHIP. Adding insult to injury, San Diego has been outscored by a 2.8-run average in Snell's first six starts of the year.

Although the odds are in the Padres' favor, the Dodgers are the right pick tonight. Los Angeles certainly has the firepower to take advantage of Snell's struggles, averaging 8.3 runs in its previous five outings. The veteran pitcher also only has one win in nine previous matchups against the Dodgers, making it even more likely they get the win tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Dodgers: 5 | Giants: 4

Dodgers vs Padres Best Bet

Dodgers catcher Will Smith has been solid at the plate, racking up seven hits in as many games since returning from a concussion. The talented backstop has now racked up at least one hit in 14 of his 18 appearances this season after tallying one last night.

With 18 hits in 18 career games against the Padres combing with Snell's issues on the mound, there's no excuse for Smith not to tally at least one hit.

Bet: Will Smith to Record a Hit (-175)

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