The 2024 MLB season gets an early start this season with a two-game set between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres that opens Wednesday morning at 6am ET. With that, the MLB Best Bets and Props series here at Fantasy Alarm begins as well, starting with my Dodgers vs. Padres prediction. 


This game is loaded with talent both on the mound and at the plate. Given the fact that the game is being played in Seoul, South Korea, we could see a little more power than had it opened in either Dodger Stadium or Petco Park, two notoriously pitcher-friendly stadiums. 

Still, the series is starting up over a week ahead of the rest of the MLB schedule, so we do have to expect the pitchers to be closely monitored and sit with pitch-counts and innings-limits. Doesn’t mean we can’t bet this baby, right? Here’s my first betting preview of the 2024 MLB regular season: a Dodgers vs. Padres prediction.

**All lines & odds are courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook



Dodgers vs. Padres Prediction, Picks & Odds: Wednesday, 3/20

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres

The Dodgers built a juggernaut of a team during the offseason as they added Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez to the lineup while adding aces like Tyler Glasnow and Yoshinobu Yamamoto to the rotation. 

Glasnow will make his debut in this game and while I expect his workload to be very carefully managed, he should find success against a Padres lineup that seems very top-heavy. Once he’s done for the day, he’ll turn it over to a bullpen that features an array of strong arms, capable of shutting down any offense looking to rally. 

Offensively, the Dodgers are very familiar with Yu Darvish and this lineup is as deep as it is strong. The Padres bats should find some success, but will it be enough to not only win but keep this one close? Probably not. 

The ballpark dimensions should boost both offenses some, but in the end, the Dodgers level of talent may be too much for San Diego. Unfortunately, there’s no moneyline value here for L.A. so we’ll have to look for a better bet. I’ll side with the Dodgers -1.5 run line, along with the game total resulting in over 9 runs.


Bet on Dodgers -1.5 AND/OR Dodgers vs. Padres Over 9 Runs at BetMGM Sportsbook today!




MLB Player Props: Dodgers vs. Padres 2024 Seoul Series

If you aren’t too fond of my Dodgers vs. Padres prediction, check out some of the MLB player props in which I plan on placing a wager on:

It should be a fantastic Seoul Series to start off the 2024 MLB regular season! Enjoy the game and good luck with your bets.