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

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Analysis

The Giants host the Dodgers in the second contest of a four-game set at Oracle Park on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

The Dodgers are currently atop the National League West standings with a 69-33 record. Away from Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles owns a 34-18 mark. The Giants enter Tuesday in third place in the National League West standings with a record of 51-52 overall and 29-24 at home, which positions them 18.5 games back in the division.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Prediction

The Dodgers enter this matchup with a commanding lead over the rest NL West Division. Los Angeles won three of four games in their most recent series against the Rockies and have won seven of their last 10 games. Tied for the best record in the league, the Dodgers have been dominant on both sides of the ball. The offense ranks second in runs scored (526) and first in on base percentage (.336). Meanwhile, the bullpen ranks atop the league in both ERA (2.97) and WHIP (1.08). Southpaw Tyler Anderson (11-1, 2.61 ERA) is expected to start for the Dodgers on Tuesday.  

San Francisco is currently third in the NL West standings, 17 and a half games behind the Dodgers for first place. The Giants took three of four games in their most recent series against the Cubs and have lost seven of their last 10 games. San Francisco has struggled over that stretch, averaging 2.8 runs per game while allowing opponents four and a half runs per game. Catching the Dodgers is a bit unrealistic at this point, but the Giants are still in arms reach of a Wild Card spot, four games behind the Phillies as of Monday. Left-handed pitcher Alex Wood (7-8, 4.11 ERA) is scheduled to start for San Francisco Tuesday.  

The Dodgers swept the Giants in a four-game series just a few weeks ago and I expect things to be similar this time around. Tyler Anderson has been lights out for Los Angeles and allowed just four hits and one run to the Giants on July 22nd. Backing the Dodgers moneyline is not the worst value, but I like the runline here for the extra juice.   

Score Prediction: Dodgers 6, Giants 3
Best Bet: Dodgers -1.5 (+125)

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West vs. NL West
  • Venue: Oracle Park
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Time-TV: 9:45 p.m. ET – TBS

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – Current Form

The Dodgers lost against the Nationals last Wednesday with 2-1, but climbed back up by winning against the Rockies last Sunday. They kept the Colorado Rockies from scoring any runs in the first contest of the series on Thursday. The first of four matches on Thursday marked an 13-run effort by Los Angeles against the Colorado Rockies, which was their best performance this week. The Giants were tripped up by the Arizona Diamondbacks last Wednesday, but grabbed 3 of 4 games last Sunday against the Cubs. They kept the Chicago Cubs from scoring any runs in the fourth contest of the series on Sunday. The first game with the Arizona Diamondbacks was San Francisco’s worst in the last seven. They allowed a total of seven runs.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – Pitching Matchup

Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (11-1, 2.61 ERA)

Tyler Anderson is on the hill for the Dodgers in this contest as he makes his 17th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 11-1 with a 2.61 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, 19 walks and 91 strikeouts over 110.1 innings of work this season. 

The 32-year-old left-hander lifted the Dodgers to win on the road over the Colorado Rockies on July 28, 2022. Anderson tossed seven innings in the 0-13 win by Colorado Rockies, with four strikeouts on four hits. 

Anderson is 5-1 with a 2.63 ERA across this season’s nine starts on the road, which includes 12 walks, 43 strikeouts, and a 1.06 WHIP over 54.2 innings of action.

San Francisco: Alex Wood (7-8, 4.11 ERA)

Alex Wood is on the hill for the Giants in this contest as he makes his 20th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 7-8 with a 4.11 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, 25 walks and 99 strikeouts over 100.2 innings of work this season. 

The 31-year-old left-hander lifted the Giants to a home win over the Chicago Cubs on July 28, 2022. Wood tossed 6.2 innings in the 4-2 win by the Chicago Cubs, while giving up two runs on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks. 

Wood owns a home record of 3-3 this season, in nine starts at the Oracle Park. In those outings, he has posted a 3.78 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, nine walks, and 43 strikeouts in 47.2 innings of work.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – Series History

The 2021 season created palpable tension between the teams, with both the Dodgers and the Giants winning 12 out of 24 games in that year. In the current season, the Dodgers have taken the advantage away from the Giants with seven wins out of games.

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