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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Picks, Predictions, Odds

The San Francisco Giants (14-8) and Los Angeles Dodgers (14-7) will begin a two-game series on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM ET at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California and can be viewed on TBS.  

Score Prediction

Giants 4, Dodgers 3

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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Predictions

The Giants are coming off a three-game series against the Nationals. San Francisco lost two games as the bullpen struggled, allowing 28 runs throughout the series. The offense did their part, putting up 18 runs over the three games. The left-hander Carlos Rodon is scheduled to take the mound on Tuesday. Rodon is 3-0 in four games this season with an ERA of 1.17 and has allowed 11 hits, three earned runs, and struck out 38 batters in 23.0 innings.  

The Dodgers took two of three games in their most recent series against Detroit. The offense scored 12 runs throughout the series while the bullpen gave up nine. Los Angeles’s bullpen has been excellent this season and ranks as one of the best in the league. Left-handed pitcher Julio Urias is expected to get the start on Tuesday. Urias is 1-1 in four games this season with an ERA of 2.50 and has allowed 10 hits, five earned runs, and struck out 15 batters in 18.0 innings of work.  

I like San Francisco on the road in this matchup. Rodon has looked great this season and San Francisco has seen past success on the road against Los Angeles. The bats have been working for the Giants and should be able to give Rodon a little cushion to work with in this one. Backing the Giants Moneyline here.

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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds

  • Giants +120
  • Dodgers -145
  • Giants +1.5 (-185)
  • Dodgers -1.5 (+150)
  • Over 6.5 (-120)
  • Under 6.5 (+100)

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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West
  • Stadium: Dodger Stadium
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • TV-Time: TBS - 10:10 p.m. ET

San Francisco Giants Betting Analysis

San Francisco is a half-game behind the Dodgers for first place of the NL West and have gone 14-8 SU, 12-10 ATS, and have an O/U record of 10-11-1. The total has gone over in four of the Giants last five games. San Francisco has had success on the road this season, going 4-1 SU in their last five road games. Following this trend, the Giants are 4-2 in their last six games when playing on the road against Los Angeles.  

The Giants have had their bats working as of late, scoring five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. As a team they have a batting average of.237 (13th), on base percentage of .315 (11th), slugging percentage of .379 (15th), and have scored 109 runs (T-2nd). The shortstop Thairo Estrada has bringing in the runs with a batting average of .235 (19-81), two home runs, and 14 RBIs. The second baseman Wilmer Flores has also been hitting the ball well with a batting average of .267 (20-75), two home runs, and 13 RBIs.  

San Francisco’s bullpen struggled in their most recent series, but has been excellent throughout the season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .243 (22nd), have an ERA of 3.06 (5th), and have given up 75 runs (6th). The left-hander Carlos Rodon is scheduled to take the mound on Tuesday. Rodon is 3-0 in four games this season with an ERA of 1.17 and has allowed 11 hits, three earned runs, and struck out 38 batters in 23.0 innings. Rodon last pitched in two games against the Dodgers in 2017 and gave up 12 hits, seven earned runs, and struck out eight batters in 10.3 innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis

The Dodgers find themselves atop the NL West and have gone 14-7 SU, 14-7 ATS, and have an O/U record of 6-14-1. The total has gone under in five of the Dodgers last six games. Following this trend, the total has gone under in six of their last nine games against the Giants. Los Angeles is 9-2 SU in their last 11 home games, but 2-4 SU in their last six home games against San Francisco.  

The bats have been a bit slow for Los Angeles, scoring three runs or less in three of their last five games. As a team they have a batting average of .237 (12th), on base percentage of .321 (9th), slugging percentage of .384 (10th), and have scored 102 runs (8th). The first baseman Freddie Freeman has had a nice start to the season with a batting average of .309 (25-81), three home runs, and 10 RBIs. Shortstop Trea Turner leads the team in RBIs with 18, to go along with a batting average of .263 (21-80) and one home run.  

The Dodgers arguably have the best bullpen in baseball. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .190 (1st), have an ERA of 2.33 (1st), and have given up 55 runs (1st). Left-handed pitcher Julio Urias is expected to get the start on Tuesday. Urias is 1-1 in four games this season with an ERA of 2.50 and has allowed 10 hits, five earned runs, and struck out 15 batters in 18.0 innings of work. Urias went 2-1 in five games against the Giants last season and gave up 31 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 33 batters in 28.4 innings of work.  

Key Players to Watch

  • SFO: Brandon Crawford - SS (Last Game: 0-4, BB)
  • SFO: Jason Vosler - 3B (Last Game: 1-4, R)
  • LAD: Mookie Betts - OF (Last Game: 1-4, 2 R)
  • LAD: Trea Turner - SS (Last Game: 0-4, RBI)

Probable Pitchers

  • SFO: Carlos Rodon - LHP (3-0, 1.17 ERA, 38 K, 0.83 WHIP)
  • LAD: Julio Urias - RHP (1-1, 2.50 ERA, 15 K, 1.00 WHIP)

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Conclusion

I like the value of the Giants MoneyLine in this one. Rodon has been great this season and that should continue on Tuesday night. The runs won’t come easy for San Francisco going up against the best bullpen in baseball, but the Giants have been hitting the ball well with four runs or more scored in eight of their last nine. Backing San Francisco Moneyline in this matchup.  

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