NLDS Game 2 Betting Preview and Free Play: LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are ready for Game 2 action on Wednesday night. The game is set to start at 9:08PM ET inside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. For those that want to tune in, it’ll be televised on FS1.

Game 1 was scoreless up until the top of the fourth inning, when the San Diego Padres scored on a deep single to left field. The Dodgers didn’t wait long to answer and they did so in a major way, scoring a run in the 5th inning and another 4 runs in the 6th inning.

Neither team was able to score after that and the game ended 5-1 in favor of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s important to note that neither team had a batter earn multiple hits in the game. Everyone either ended with one hit or none.

Will the Padres bounce back to even up the series?

The San Diego Padres need to play better down the stretch. With the 1-0 lead in the fourth inning, they completely dropped the ball in the next two innings with a run scored on an error, a run scored on a sacrifice fly, a run scored on an infield single, and a run scored on a wild pitch.

They’ll need to come out and play much more crisp baseball if they want to move past the Dodgers. Not just that, but they need to put some offense up to match the streaky hitting of the Dodgers. It’s the only way they’ll stand a chance in this series.

Can the Dodgers take the 2-0 series lead?

The Los Angeles Dodgers took a while to get warmed up on Tuesday, but a productive 6th inning is all they needed thanks to stellar pitching all the way around. They’ll need that same type of energy on Tuesday night if they want to take the 2-0 series lead.

The Dodgers will have Clayton Kershaw on the mound to start the game on Wednesday. He finished the regular season with a stellar 6-2 record, 2.16 ERA, 62 strikeouts, and just 8 walks in 58.1 innings pitched. He last pitched on 10/1 against the Brewers, completing 8 scoreless innings and recording 13 strikeouts.

San Diego Padres/Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Lines

Who do you think will walk away from Game 2 with the victory on Wednesday night? BetOnline has the Los Angeles Dodgers (-190) with the 1.5-run advantage over the San Diego Padres (+155). They also have the over/under listed at 7.5 total runs.

Free Betting Pick

The San Diego Padres are going to have to match up against Clayton Kershaw for Game 2. That’s never an easy task and it seems like he has gotten over his postseason woes after his last performance. If he can pull through with another performance like that, this team will be difficult to beat.

With that being said, the Padres showed that they can compete against this difficult Dodgers’ team. They’ll have to bring that offense for Game 2 if they want a shot against Kershaw. We’ll see who comes out with the extra step.

Final Score 4-3, Los Angeles Dodgers.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers (-190)

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