San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Angels: Best Odds and Preview for September 8, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 8, 2021, 1:49 am

The San Diego Padres (73-65) host the Los Angeles Angels (69-70) at 8:10 PM ET on Wednesday, providing a showdown of top-five sluggers. Fernando Tatis Jr. has 37 homers (fifth in the league) for the favored Padres (-195), and Shohei Ohtani is first in MLB play with 43 home runs this season for the underdog Angels (+165).

San Diego is projected to start Yu Darvish, while Los Angeles has yet to name a starter.

Best Odds for San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Angels

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels.

Padres Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Padres have been favorites in 112 games this season and have come away with the win 65 times (58%) in those contests.
  • Contests with San Diego have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 70 of 138 chances this season.
  • The Padres rank 12th in the league with 633 total runs scored this season.
  • San Diego has competed as the favorite in eight of its past 10 games and has gone 5-3 in those matchups.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Padres and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on four occasions.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Darvish (7-9) gets the starting nod for the Padres in his 26th start of the season. He has a 4.05 ERA in 140 innings pitched, with 167 strikeouts.
  • His last time out was on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, when the righty tossed 2 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • Darvish’s team is 15-10 over his 25 starts.
  • Darvish has had 25 starts with a total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in 15 of those outings.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Fernando Tatis Jr. 106 .277 .356 .628 37 85 108
Adam Frazier 98 .324 .386 .448 4 32 125
Manny Machado 130 .276 .338 .490 24 89 133
Jake Cronenworth 134 .269 .339 .466 20 62 136
Wil Myers 124 .259 .338 .450 17 58 98
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Angels Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Angels have compiled a 31-40 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 43.7% of those games).
  • Los Angeles has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 139 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 75 of those games (75-63-1).
  • The Angels score the 14th-most runs in baseball (625 total, 4.5 per game).
  • Los Angeles has a 4-2 record across the six games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Angels and their opponents combined to hit the over four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Shohei Ohtani 133 .257 .343 .608 43 93 120
Jared Walsh 118 .270 .324 .501 25 80 120
Max Stassi 70 .264 .341 .460 11 30 62
Phil Gosselin 83 .277 .329 .375 5 37 74
Jo Adell 32 .248 .302 .385 3 24 29

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