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

The Los Angeles Dodgers (37-20) will take on the San Francisco Giants (30-26) Saturday for game-two of a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 PM ET at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California and can be viewed on FOX.  

Score Prediction

Dodgers 5, Giants 4

Best Bets 

  • Dodgers ML (-160)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco GiantsBetting Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers enter this matchup first in the NL West standings with a two-game lead over the second place San Diego Padres. The Dodgers most recently won two of three-games in a road series against the White Sox, but have lost of six of their last 10 games. The offense has been great this season and have scored 15 runs over their last two games. Los Angeles’ bullpen has struggled as of late, giving up 5.6 runs per game over their last five. The left-hander Julio Urias is scheduled to start Saturday. Urias is 3-5 in 11 games this season with an ERA of 2.78 and has given up 50 hits, 18 earned runs, and struck out 46 batters in 58.1 innings.  

San Francisco is currently third in the NL West standings, six and a half games behind the Dodgers for first place. The Giants most recently lost two of three games to the Rockies and have gone 5-5 SU over their last 10 games. San Francisco has been hitting the ball well this season, averaging five runs per game. The bullpen has not played well and have mainly relied on offensive production to win games. Right-handed pitcher Jakob Junis is expected to take the mound Saturday. Junis is 3-1 in eight games this season with an ERA of 2.51 and has given up 31 hits, 12 earned runs, and struck out 35 batters in 43.0 innings of work.  

These teams have met twice this season with Los Angeles winning both games. I like that trend to continue in this matchup. Urias pitched in one of those games and gave up just four hits and zero runs through 6.0 innings. Junis has pitched well this season, but I expect the Dodgers lineup to be too much for the Giants bullpen to handle. Backing the Dodgers moneyline here.  

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds

  • Dodgers -160
  • Giants +140
  • Dodgers -1.5 (-105)
  • Giants +1.5 (-115)
  • Over 8 (-120)
  • Under 8 (+100)

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Resources

  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West
  • Stadium: Oracle Park
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • TV-Time: FOX - 7:15 p.m.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis

Prior to the results of game-one against the Giants, the Dodgers are 37-20 SU, 33-24 ATS, and have an O/U record of 25-29-3. The total has gone under in five of their last seven games when playing on the road against San Francisco. Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in their last six games against the Giants and 6-1 SU in their last seven games on the road.  

Los Angeles ranks amongst the top of the league in terms of hitting production. As a team the Dodgers have a batting average of .250 (7th), on base percentage of .332 (2nd), slugging percentage of .426 (3rd), and have scored 305 runs (1st). Right fielder Mookie Betts is having an exceptional season with a batting average of .289 (65-225), 16 home runs, and 39 RBIs. The first baseman Freddie Freeman is also having a nice season with a batting average of .290 (65-224), four home runs, and 33 RBIs.  

The Dodgers bullpen have struggled over their last five, but have been solid overall on the season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .219 (3rd), have a WHIP of 1.10 (2nd), and have an ERA of 2.99 (2nd). The left-hander Julio Urias is scheduled to start Saturday. Urias is 3-5 in 11 games this season with an ERA of 2.78 and has given up 50 hits, 18 earned runs, and struck out 46 batters in 58.1 innings. In his most recent outing against the Mets, Urias struck out four batters in 5.1 innings while giving up three hits and one earned run.  

San Francisco Giants Betting Analysis

After losing two of three to the Rockies, San Francisco is now 30-26 SU, 25-31 ATS, and have an O/U record of 30-24-2. The total has gone over in 13 of the Giants last 19 home games. Going against this trend, the total has gone under in five of their last seven when playing at home against the Dodgers. San Francisco has gone 14-13 SU at home this season.  

The Giants offense is the sole reason this ball club is above .500. On the season San Francisco has a batting average of .242 (15th), on base percentage of .322 (7th), slugging percentage of .403 (10th), and have scored 280 runs (4th). Left fielder Joc Pederson has been one of the Giants best hitters with a batting average of .259 (37-143), 13 home runs, and 30 RBIs. The second baseman Wilmer Flores has been productive as well with a batting average of .255 (49-192), seven home runs, and 33 RBIs.  

San Francisco’s bullpen has struggled throughout most of the season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .256 (25th), have a WHIP of 1.29 (19th), and have an ERA of 4.22 (22nd). Right-handed pitcher Jakob Junis is expected to take the mound Saturday. Junis is 3-1 in eight games this season with an ERA of 2.51 and has given up 31 hits, 12 earned runs, and struck out 35 batters in 43.0 innings of work. In his most recent outing against the Marlins, Junis struck out eight batters in 6.0 innings while giving up two hits and one earned run.  

Key Players to Watch

  • LAD: Mookie Betts - OF (Last Game: 0-4)
  • LAD: Trea Turner - SS (Last Game: 1-4)
  • SFO: Mike Yastrzemski - OF (Last Game: 0-4)
  • SFO: Brandon Crawford - SS (Last Game: 1-4, RBI)

Probable Pitchers

  • LAD: Clayton Kershaw - LHP (4-0, 1.80 ERA, 32 K, 0.73 WHIP)
  • SFO: Sam Long - LHP (0-1, 2.35 ERA, 10 K, 1.04 WHIP)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Conclusion

Los Angeles is 2-0 SU on the season against San Francisco and I expect that success to continue here in game-two of this series. The Dodgers should have a big day with their bats going against a Giants bullpen that has allowed five runs per game over their last five. Also, Urias was great earlier in the season against the Giants and has gone less than five innings just once this season. Backing the Dodgers moneyline.  

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