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    Freddie Freeman leads the Los Angeles Dodgers (90-41) into a matchup with Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres (74-59) on Saturday at 9:10 PM ET at Dodger Stadium. Freeman is hitting .318, the fourth-best batting average in the majors, for the favored Dodgers (-221), while Machado ranks seventh in MLB play with a .306 batting average this season for the underdog Padres (+183). Julio Urias starts for Los Angeles, and Sean Manaea is San Diego’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Dodgers vs. Padres

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 9:10 PM ET
    • Location: Los Angeles, California
    • Stadium: Dodger Stadium
    Dodgers vs Padres Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Dodgers -221 8.5

    Dodgers Stats & Trends

    Dodgers Batting

    • The Dodgers average 1.3 home runs per game to rank fifth in MLB play with 170 total home runs.
    • The Dodgers lead the majors with a .260 batting average.
    • The Dodgers have a league-best .336 on-base percentage.
    • The Dodgers strike out 8.4 times per game, the No. 13 mark in baseball.
    • The Dodgers average 1.3 homers per home game this season (79 total at home).
    • The Dodgers have a .458 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.7 hits per game and is batting .263 at home this season.

    Dodgers Key Batters

    • Freeman has an OPS of .893, fueled by an OBP of .390 to go with a slugging percentage of .503. All three of those stats are best among Los Angeles hitters this season.
    • Among all qualified hitters in baseball, Freeman’s batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage ranks sixth, and he is 13th in slugging.
    • Mookie Betts leads Los Angeles in total hits (129) this season while batting .279 with 63 extra-base hits.
    • Betts ranks 33rd in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging in the majors.
    • Trea Turner is batting .306 with a .478 slugging percentage and 86 RBI this year.
    • Will Smith has been key for Los Angeles with 107 hits, an OBP of .350 plus a slugging percentage of .460.

    Padres Stats & Trends

    Padres Batting

    • The Padres rank 21st in Major League Baseball with 122 home runs.
    • The Padres rank 16th in MLB with a .243 team batting average.
    • The Padres have an OBP of .321 this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
    • The Padres rank 12th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.2 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 64 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 70 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .398 in 70 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 8.9 base hits per game and batting .252 on the road this season.

    Padres Key Batters

    • Machado has a team-high slugging percentage (.541) and leads the Padres in hits (144).
    • Including all qualifying hitters in MLB, Machado’s batting average places him seventh, his on-base percentage is 11th, and he is seventh in slugging.
    • Machado enters this matchup on a seven-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is hitting .341 with three doubles, three home runs, three walks and 11 RBI.
    • Juan Soto leads his team with a .410 on-base percentage.
    • Soto is currently 89th in batting average, second in on-base percentage and 27th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Josh Bell has 28 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 67 walks while batting .275.
    • Brandon Drury is batting .262 with 26 doubles, two triples, 25 home runs and 33 walks.

    Dodgers vs. Padres Probable Pitchers

    Urías Manaea
    25 GS 24
    14-7 W-L 7-7
    2.32 ERA 4.90
    139.2 IP 134.0
    31 BB 45
    137 SO 136

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