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

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis

The Giants visit the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for the first of a four-game series.

San Francisco remains 12.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and is in third place in the National League West with a 48-43 record, despite going 22-21 away from Oracle Park. The Dodgers rank first in the National League West standings with a record of 60-30, which includes an impressive 30-13 mark at home.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Prediction

The Giants send LHP Carlos Rodon to the hill against L. A.’s second-ranked scoring offense (5.40 RSPG), who’s having an excellent first season in San Francisco sitting 8-5 with a 2.66 ERA across 18 starts (1.11 WHIP), which is a huge step up from his career 3.64 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.

On the flip side, the Dodgers send RHP Mitch White to the mound against San Francisco’s third-ranked scoring offense (4.80 RSPG), who’s been up-and-down throughout the year sitting 0-2 with a 4.04 ERA across eight starts (1.32 WHIP); and 1-0 with a 4.82 ERA across five bullpen appearances (1.18 WHIP).

I’ll back the Giants here, as Rodon has tossed five innings or more and allowed one run or less in six of his last nine starts for San Francisco (1.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP); likely presenting an uphill battle for White, who’s 0-2 with a 3.99 ERA across his last six outings for the Dodgers (1.33 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Giants 5, Dodgers 3
Best Bet: Giants ML (+120)

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Resources

  • Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West
  • Venue: Dodger Stadium
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Time-TV: 10:00 p.m. ET – ESPN

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Current Form

San Francisco continues to roll, going 5-2 in its last seven games against the Diamondbacks and the Brewers. Their best performance was on Tuesday, when they limited the Diamondbacks to scoring no runs in the second contest of a three-game series. Their best performance was in the second contest of a three-game series, on Tuesday, when San Francisco routed the Arizona Diamondbacks by posting 13 runs. Their best performance was on Thursday, when they limited the Cardinals to scoring no runs in the third contest of a three-game series. Los Angeles cruised past the Los Angeles Angels on Friday by plating nine runs in the first of a game of the series.

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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Pitching Matchup

San Francisco: Carlos Rodon (8-5, 2.66 ERA)

Carlos Rodon will take the mound for the Giants. So far, he's tallied a 1.11 WHIP and a 2.66 ER, good for the second-best marks of his career. However, Rodon really started to crank up the heat heading into the All-Star Break, considering he's 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA across his last nine outings (1.00 WHIP).

Los Angeles: Mitch White (1-2, 4.20 ERA)

Mitch White will take the hill for the Dodgers, who's 1-2 with a 4.20 ERA on the season (13 G, 1.29 WHIP), which includes a 4.40 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across eight starts (0-2); and a 4.82 ERA and 1.18 WHIP across five bullpen appearances (1-0).

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Series History

The rivalry between the Giants and the Dodgers is evident, with each grabbing 12 out of 24 games in the 2021 season. The Giants continued their dominance of the Dodgers this season by claiming a third win in five matchups.

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