2024 MLB Seoul Series: Dodgers vs. Padres Odds, Game Preview & Breakdown

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MLB has initiated its 2024 World Tour, and the season will open with the first of its destinations: Seoul, South Korea. Instead of a traditional opening day, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will face off in a two-game series, with four exhibition games taking place before that against the Kiwoom Heroes, Team Korea, and LG Twins.

MLB betting sites have already released odds on the opening game of the 2024 MLB season. Below, we go over the odds and answer questions you might have regarding the Seoul Series. Betting sites also have opening day MLB odds for most matchups.

Dodger vs. Padres Seoul Series odds

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Dodgers vs. Padres props

Below is a selection of props for the Dodgers-Padres opening game in Seoul. If you see a bet you like, clicking it will take you to the betting site offering that line.

Dodgers vs. Padres matchup

The Dodgers have announced that Tyler Glasnow, an offseason signing, will be starting on opening day. Glasnow is coming off a respectable 2023 season where he dealt with more injuries while compiling a 3.53 ERA and 162 strikeouts. He played 22 games last year, battling muscle strains and a late start to the season.

The Padres are sticking with ace Yu Darvish. Darvish posted an era of 4.56 in the 2023 season, racking up 141 strikeouts and 69 total earned runs. He pitched in a total of 24 games, as he was another pitcher who was battling injuries. The Padres shut Darvish down in August due to elbow inflammation.

Is Shohei Ohtani playing in the MLB Seoul Series?

Yes, Shohei Ohtani will be playing in the season opener for the Dodgers, suiting up as a designated hitter for the start of the 2024 season. He tore his UCL last year, undergoing Tommy John surgery, and is on pace to return to the mound in 2025. Last year, he finished fourth in MLB in home runs with 44 to go along with 95 RBIs.

MLB Seoul Series schedule & times

ESPN will broadcast both games. The dates, times, and locations are below:

MLB international opening games

The MLB World Tour is nothing new, as Major League Baseball has had opening games in plenty of international locations before. Below is a breakdown of the past venues and matchups.

1999Monterrey, MexicoRockies vs. Padres
2000Tokyo, JapanMets vs. Cubs
2001San Juan, Puerto RicoRangers vs. Blue Jays
2004Tokyo, JapanRays vs. Yankees
2008Tokyo, JapanRed Sox vs. Athletics
2012Tokyo, JapanAthletics vs. Mariners
2014Sydney, AustraliaDodgers vs. Diamondbacks
2019Tokyo, JapanAthletics vs. Mariners