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Padres vs Dodgers Predictions, Odds, Schedule and Probable Pitchers for NLDS MLB Playoffs

Larry Rupp
San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Playoffs predictions, odds, schedule and probable pitchers for NLDS.
San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Playoffs predictions, odds, schedule and probable pitchers for NLDS. / AP Photos/John Minchillo
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The 2022 MLB Playoffs are underway and one of the series that many baseball fans are looking forward to is the NLDS showdown between the 5-seed San Diego Padres and 1-seed Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers cruised to their ninth division title in the last 10 years with 111 wins during the regular season, which was the most wins by a National League team in over a century. Meanwhile, the Padres took advantage of the new Wild Card format by taking down the New York Mets in a thrilling three-game set last weekend.

Padres vs Dodgers TV Schedule and Start Times

Below is the full official schedule for the Padres vs Dodgers NLDS MLB Playoffs series.

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Dodger Stadium (FS1 - 9:37 p.m. ET)
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Dodger Stadium (FS1 - 8:37 p.m. ET)
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 14 at Petco Park (FS1 - TBD)
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Petco Park (FS1 - TBD) if necessary
Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 16 at Dodger Stadium (FS1 - TBD) if necessary

Padres vs Dodgers Betting Odds

The following MLB Playoffs odds are provided by FanDuel Sportsbook. Oddsmakers give Los Angeles the edge in Game 1 on Tuesday night with -210 moneyline odds, whereas San Diego is listed at +176.

For the series, the Dodgers hold -220 odds to advance while the Padres maintain a +182 figure. FanDuel Sportsbook also lists some other series prop bets, including correct series score and an over/under on total games played.

Total Games: 3 Games (+245) | 4 Games (+158) | 5 games (+168)
Series Betting: Dodgers: 3-0 (+300) | 3-1 (+270) | 3-2 (+270)
Series Betting: Padres: 3-0 (+850) | 3-1 (+460) | 3-2 (+500)

Padres vs Dodgers Probable Pitchers

Note: The Padres and Dodgers have yet to release their official probable pitchers. The below is a projection outlined from MLB insiders AJ Cassavell and Juan Toribio.

Game 1

Padres: Mike Clevinger (7-7, 4.33 ERA)
Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (12-3, 2.28 ERA) or Julio Urias (17-7, 2.16 ERA)

Game 2

Padres: TBD
Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (12-3, 2.28 ERA) or Julio Urias (17-7, 2.16 ERA)

Game 3

Dodgers: TBD
Padres: TBD

Game 4

Dodgers: TBD
Padres: TBD

Game 5

Padres: TBD
Dodgers: TBD

Padres vs Dodgers Prediction & Pick

These two teams are obviously not strangers to one another. Playing in the same division has caused the Dodgers and Padres to meet up 51 times over the last three seasons. Los Angeles owns a 35-16 record in those head-to-head meetings, making it hard to go against the NL's best team in this series.

Clayton Kershaw has posted a 1-0 record and a 0.75 ERA against the Padres this season, while Julio Urias has logged a 3-0 record with a 1.50 ERA in the rivalry this year. Their dominance will give the Dodgers a huge advantage in the first two games and an opportunity to grab a commanding lead right away.

It's also going to be hard for San Diego's lineup to keep up with a team that averaged a league-best 5.23 runs per game in 2022.

Final Series Prediction: Dodgers Win 3-1

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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