Dodgers Getting Plus-Money for First Time Since 2019 on Monday vs. Padres

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It’s official: The Los Angeles Dodgers are plus-money underdogs in the regular season for the first time since 2019 on Monday night against the San Diego Padres.

The Dodgers, with Julio Urias on the mound, sat at +112 at PointsBet against Yu Darvish and the Padres early Monday afternoon with San Diego a -121 home favorites (real-time odds). The Dodgers closed at +127; the Padres are -139 favorites.

While the Dodgers were technically underdogs once earlier this season, they haven’t seen a plus-money situation since September 2019, according to data at BetLabs.

Los Angeles has lost three games in a row as an underdog. The Dodgers closed at even-money on April 30 against Freddy Peralta and the Brewers and lost 3-1. Edwin Uceta started on the mound in his major-league debut for Los Angeles that night.

Before that, it was a case of Jacob deGrom that pushed LA to a +136 closing line that ended with a 3-0 shutout loss on Sept. 14, 2019.

The Dodgers were underdogs on Aug. 18, 2019, with Tony Gonsolin on the mound in a 5-3 loss to Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves. Los Angeles was +115 that day.

The last Dodgers win as an underdog was on Aug. 16, 2019, in that same series against the Braves. Kenta Maeda started against Mike Soroka with Los Angeles winning 6-3 as a +104 dog.

That makes the Dodgers 1-3 for a -61.5% ROI in those four games as an underdog. During the same timeframe, the Dodgers are 89-77 during the regular season with an ROI of 3.2% as a favorite.

This is just the 8th time since the start of 2017 that the Dodgers have been an underdog of at least +127. They are 4-3 with a -2.4% ROI.

Urias enters with a 9-2 record and 3.54 ERA. This will be his fourth career start against the Padres.

Darvish is 6-2 with a 2.57 ERA, but San Diego has dropped each of his last two starts after winning 11 of his first 12 appearances this season.

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