The Los Angeles Dodgers (74-33) host the San Diego Padres (61-49) in a marquee matchup on Sunday Night Baseball. The Dodgers have been rolling and have won seven straight games. On Saturday, the Dodgers outmatched San Diego 8-3. Los Angeles owns a league-best 26-5 record since July 1. The Padres, meanwhile, hope to halt their three-game slide and pick up a road win against a division foe. Tyler Anderson (12-1, 2.89 ERA) will be on the mound for Los Angeles, while Yu Darvish (10-4, 3.30 ERA) gets the start for the Padres. 

First pitch is set for 7:08 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is listed at -140 on the money line (risk $140 to win $100) in the latest Padres vs. Dodgers odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making any Dodgers vs. Padres picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it enters Week 18 on a 20-14 roll on top-rated MLB picks, returning almost $400 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Padres vs. Dodgers and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Dodgers vs. Padres:

  • Padres vs. Dodgers money line: Los Angeles -140, San Diego +118
  • Padres vs. Dodgers run-line: Los Angeles -1.5 (+143)
  • Padres vs. Dodgers over-under: 8.5 runs
  • SD: The Padres are 5-2 in their last seven overall
  • LAD: The under is 7-0 in the Dodgers' last seven during Game 3 of a series
  • Padres vs. Dodgers picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why you should back the Dodgers

Shortstop Trea Turner is a complete hitter due to his quick hands and exceptional bat control. Turner owns solid pitch recognition skills and makes consistent contact. He has been one of the best hitters in the league and his stats back that up. Turner is ninth in the MLB in batting average (.306), tied for fifth in RBIs (77) to go along with 18 home runs. 

Right fielder Mookie Betts owns all the tools needed to be a versatile hitter. Betts has a combination of sound bat speed, patience, and power. The six-time All-Star can drive the ball out of the park and hit for a good average. Betts is batting .273 with 59 RBIs, while being tied for ninth in the league in home runs (25). 

Why you should back the Padres

Third baseman Manny Machado has been an impact player on both sides of the game. Machado is a reliable defender with a cannon for an arm and quality range. He possesses great bat speed, plate coverage, and power in his swing. The six-time All-Star's batting average is .293 with 19 homers and 60 RBIs. He's recorded a hit in four straight matchups. 

Newly acquired right fielder Juan Soto is an electric slugger in the lineup for San Diego. Soto has a complete approach at the dish, with no real holes in his swing. The 23-year-old phenom can hit for power and spray the ball anywhere on the diamond with ease. Soto has hammered 20 home runs with 46 RBIs. The two-time All-Star has recorded a hit in all four games as a Padre thus far.

How to make Padres vs. Dodgers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 8.4 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Dodgers vs. Padres? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.