The San Diego Padres outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 and emerged victorious, 5-3. The NL Division Series shifts south to San Diego for Game 3 on Friday.
The Dodgers, winners of 111 games in the regular season, are still listed as favorites to take the NLDS, at -180 odds per the updated series price at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Padres are priced at +154.
In Game 3, which features LA’s Tony Gonsolin vs. San Diego lefty Blake Snell, oddsmakers at DraftKings have the Dodgers at -125, with the home Padres at +105. You can find +110 on the Padres at Caesars as of Thursday morning.
The Dodgers are no longer the favorites to win the World Series, according to FanDuel, which has moved the Houston Astros to +250. LA is +290, after being +200 before their Game 2 defeat. Similarly, DraftKings has Houston at +285, and the Dodgers at +310 as both teams await Game 3 of their playoff series. BetMGM Sportsbook has the Dodgers and Astros both priced at +250.
You can find +1000 odds on the Padres to win the World Series at both Caesars and FanDuel.
Stay up to date here: Current 2022 World Series odds
Dodgers vs. Padres Game 3 Odds
Below we have MLB Playoffs odds for Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Padres, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14 in San Diego, from multiple sports betting apps.
Dodgers, Padres Game 3 Preview
It’s difficult to imagine the Dodgers losing this series after an epic season in which they steamrolled their competition. The Dodgers are built to pound teams into submission with a bevy of talent that their front office has packed onto their roster. The pitching staff and lineup are deep, and they led the league in both runs and fewest runs allowed.
Yet, this is a short series, and the Padres appear determined to slay the dragon from up the California coast. Last fall, the Dodgers were a great team too, but the Braves took them out in six games in the NLCS. There are few guarantees in life (have you bought a washer and dryer lately?).
The Dodgers may rebound to win a game in San Diego, forcing a Game 5 back at Chavez Ravine. But the Padres look like a different team than the one that collapsed in each of the last two seasons. Bob Melvin brings steadier hands to the controls of this clubhouse, and the Padres are shrugging off the 14 losses they suffered to “big brother” LA in the regular season.
No one is talking much about it, but Juan Soto, the man who helped carry the undermanned Washington Nationals to the title three years ago, is hitting the baseball well again. He only has one hit in the two games against LA, but Soto has hit missiles across the diamond. He might be ready to deliver big hits for the Padres, which only makes Manny Machado and the rest of the San Diego lineup tougher.
Padres vs. Dodgers Pitching Matchup, Game 3 NLDS
Tony Gonsolin (16-1, 2.14 ERA) vs. Blake Snell (8-10, 3.38 ERA)
Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin was 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA in two starts against San Diego in the regular season. But the brighter lights and pressure are much different in the playoffs. He has never pitched well in the postseason (14 earned runs allowed in 13 1/3 innings, blech!). We wouldn’t put much faith in Gonsolin being a shut-down pitcher on the road on Friday.
Melvin will ask Blake Snell to get his team within one game of eliminating the hated Dodgers. That’s a tall order, and in 2022, Snell was so-so against LA (0-1, 3.86 ERA in three starts). But given the way starting pitching has been surprisingly good this postseason, we wouldn’t be shocked if both Snell and Gonsolin get into the later mid-innings with a low score. Snell has had historically good success against the Dodgers lineup.
Manny Machado and the Padres are short home underdogs in NLDS Game 3 odds vs. the Dodgers (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Dodgers, Padres NLDS Game 3 Prediction & Player Props
We like the Padres to knock off the Dodgers in the first playoff game in San Diego since 2006. Hop on the moneyline and go brown and yellow all the way.
Machado is playing brilliantly both at the plate and in the field. Consider him in player props (total bases, homer, RBI).