Padres vs Dodgers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 14 (Back a Low-Scoring Showdown in Los Angeles)

San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game.
San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game. / AP Photos/Mark J. Terrill

The Los Angeles Dodgers (25-15) will aim to complete a valuable divisional series sweep when they host the San Diego Padres (19-21) in the final matchup of their three-game series on Sunday, May 14.

Padres vs Dodgers Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Dodger Stadium -- Los Angeles, CA
  • Coverage: BSSD and SNLA

The first two games of this series featured both timely offense and stellar pitching from the Dodgers. Mookie Betts launched a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning of a 4-2 win on Friday night, while starter Julio Urias gave up only 2 earned runs across 7.0 innings of work in a 4-2 victory on Saturday.

Padres vs Dodgers Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: SD: (+146) | LAD: (-174)
  • Spread: SD: +1.5 (-132) | LAD: -1.5 (+110)
  • Total: 9.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Dodgers enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 9.5 runs with both sides available at -110 odds.

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Padres vs Dodgers Betting Trends

  • San Diego is 1-4 straight up in its last five games against the Dodgers.
  • The total has hit the under in nine of San Diego's last 10 games.
  • The Dodgers are 8-0 straight up in their last eight home games.
  • The total has hit the under in each of the Dodgers' last five games against San Diego.

Padres vs Dodgers Prediction & Pick

Traveling to play LA has simply been a nightmare for the Padres as of late; they have now lost 17 of their last 20 games inside Dodger Stadium. The offense has disappeared for San Diego, which has to be a concern as they have dropped all the way down to 25th when it comes to runs per game (4.03).

Facing Tony Gonsolin is not going to do San Diego any favors, either. The 29-year-old has been great so far this season, posting a 1.93 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in three starts. Keep in mind Gonsolin faced the Padres twice last season and gave up only 1 earned run across 12.2 innings of work (2-0 record).

The Padres will counter with Ryan Weathers, who has logged a 3.79 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across five pitching appearances so far (18.0 innings). Opting to do anything besides back the Dodgers here seems like a bad idea considering they are riding an eight-game winning streak in front of their fans.

Final Score Prediction: Padres: 3 | Dodgers: 5

Padres vs Dodgers Best Bet

These are two of the deepest lineups in baseball, but that doesn't mean the over is a lock. In fact, the total has hit the under in nine of San Diego's last 10 games as well as in six of the Dodgers' last eight games. The under has also cashed in each of the last five matchups between San Diego and LA. The successes of Gonsolin and Weathers only drive home that backing the under is the way to go here.

Bet: Under 9.5 Total Runs (-110)

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