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

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Analysis

The Dodgers visit the Giants at Oracle Park on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 for the third of a four-game series.

Los Angeles leads the National League West with a record of 70-33, despite yielding a 35-18 record on the road so far this season. San Francisco is currently positioned third in the National League West standings with records of 51-53 overall and 29-25 at home, putting the Giants 19.5 games back for the division lead.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Prediction

The Dodgers send LHP Julio Urias to the hill against San Francisco’s ninth-ranked scoring offense on Wednesday night (4.60 RSPG), who’s having a magnificent campaign for Los Angeles sitting 10-6 with a 2.71 ERA across 20 starts this season (0.98 WHIP), which already includes a trio of excellent outings against the Giants (18 IP, 1.00 ERA).

On the other hand, the Giants send RHP Alex Cobb to the mound against L. A.’s second-ranked scoring offense tonight (5.27 RSPG), who’s been up-and-down for San Francisco all season, considering he’s 3-5 with a 4.06 ERA across 16 starts this season (1.28 WHIP), which already includes a lackluster performance against the Dodgers (5.2 IP, 4 ER).

I’ll back L. A. to cover here, as Cobb has been incredibly inconsistent for San Francisco as of late, considering he’s surrendered three runs or more in five of his last 11 appearances for the Giants (1-4, 4.09 ERA); setting the stage for an unfavorable matchup against the Dodgers and Urias, who’s posted a solid 2.30 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 16 careers starts against San Francisco (94 IP).

Score Prediction: Dodgers 6, Giants 3
Best Bet: Dodgers -1.5 (+105)

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West
  • Venue: Oracle Park
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Time-TV: 9:45 p.m. ET – MLB Network

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – Current Form

Los Angeles fell to the Washington Nationals 2-1, but captured its matchup against the Rockies on Sunday. The Rockies were unable to score a single run against the Dodgers on Thursday, which was Los Angeles’s best result in the last two series. They dominated the Colorado Rockies with 13 runs on Thursday, in the first of a four-game series. The Giants lost against the Diamondbacks last Wednesday 3-0, but climbed back up by winning against the Cubs last Sunday. The Cubs were unable to score a single run against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, which was San Francisco’s best result in the last two series. Game first 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: Julio Urías (10-6, 2.71 ERA)

Julio Urías will make his 20th start of the season for Los Angeles, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 10-6 record and 2.71 ERA thus far, while tallying a 0.98 WHIP, 24 walks, and 103 strikeouts across 109.2 innings of action. The 25-year-old left-hander lifted the Dodgers to win on the road over the Colorado Rockies on July 29, 2022. Urías tossed seven innings in the 4-5 win by Colorado, while giving up two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and walks. Pitching on the road this season, Urías is 6-4 with a 2.50 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, 13 walks and 58 strikeouts over 61.1 innings in 11 starts.

San Francisco: Alex Cobb (3-5, 4.06 ERA)

San Francisco’ right-hander Alex Cobb takes the mound for his 16th start of the season. Cobb looks to improve on a 3-5 record and 4.06 ERA in 82 innings, while striking out 85, walking 23 batters, and posting a 1.28 WHIP. Cobb lost his most recent start against the Chicago Cubs, as San Francisco’s right-hander surrendered one run on three hits, one walk, and 11 strikeouts during the Giants’ 2-4 home loss on July 29, 2022. Cobb is 2-5 with a 2.84 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes 15 walks, 58 strikeouts, and a 1.16 WHIP over 50.2 innings of action.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – Series History

The rivalry between the Dodgers and the Giants is evident, with each grabbing 12 out of 24 games in the 2021 season. The Dodgers have won eight of 11 contests against the Giants this season.

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