The 2024 MLB season continues Thursday morning at 6am ET with the second game of the Seoul Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. Betting this series, as you may have seen from Seoul Series Game 1, can be a risky proposition as players are still finding their way into early-season form. 




We hit on my Dodgers vs. Padres prediction with the run line but came up short on the game total and our player props. It happens and, as I said on the Fantasy Alarm show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, this isn’t a series to bet heavily. There will be plenty of time to invest and build your bankroll, so there’s no reason to come out of the gate with guns blazing. 

That being said, let’s get to my Dodgers vs. Padres prediction for Game 2!

**All Dodgers vs. Padres odds & lines are courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook.




Dodgers vs. Padres Prediction, Picks & Odds: Thursday, 3/21 

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Same Game Parlay

The second game of the Seoul Series features one of the hottest free agents from this offseason – the $325M man, Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Over his last four years in Japan, the 25-year-old went 66-22 with a 1.37 ERA and 756 strikeouts over 721.2 innings. Impressive is probably an understatement. 

He didn’t pitch a lot this spring and the Padres haven’t really seen his stuff, so there’s a certain advantage here for sure. Not that the Padres whiffed a ton against Tyler Glasnow, but after the loss, they could be a little more aggressive in the box. 

Musgrove struggled this spring, but we’re not going to overrate it too much. However, it is worth noting that Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and Max Muncy each have at least 19 at-bats against him and are all hitting over .300 against him. As a team, the Dodgers posted the second-best wOBA (.343) against righties last season and after watching their lineup find it’s groove as Game 1 progressed, I expect that trend to continue. 

I think the Dodgers win this one, again, but am going to bank on the Padres keeping it close. Yamamoto’s debut should be successful, but the Dodgers bullpen might struggle after using a few arms yesterday and dealing with injuries to their usual staff. 

I also think the Padres, who used up a lot of their pen, will let Musgrove go deeper into the game and also use starter Michael King for a few innings in relief. You could go with the Padres run line, but even that has some juice on it, so let’s have some fun with a Same Game Parlay here.

Pick: Dodgers vs. Padres Same Game Parlay (+550 at BetMGM)

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Dodgers vs. Padres Player Stats From MLB Opening Day, 3/20

In their 5-2 Game 1 victory, the Dodgers got solid contributions from a number of players in their lineup. Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani each notched 2 hits and an RBI a piece, while Teoscar Hernandez managed to score 2 runs. From a pitching standpoint, Tyler Glasnow was just as advertised, throwing 5 innings of 2-hit, 2-run ball. The LA bullpen then provided 4 shutout innings in relief.

On the Padres side of things, starter Yu Darvish exited after just 3.2 IP. He didn't surrender any runs but did allow a couple of hits and walks. Relievers Wandy Peralta and Jhony Brito combined for 1.1 IP, 3 BB and 3 ER. Offensively, San Diego was limited to just 4 total hits, with 2 of those coming off the bat of Xander Bogaerts. We'll see if SD can turn the tide in Thursday's matchup, or if Los Angeles will open the season with an undefeated 2-0 record.