Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview/Prop Picks

03 August 2022

It seems that any time the Los Angeles Dodgers take the diamond, it’s going to be a fun game. With a record of 70-33, the Dodgers have the NL West in the palm of their hand.

In fact, they’re five games ahead of the New York Mets in the entire National League. In order to keep this position, however, they have to win games. They’ll get another chance to win one tonight.

Facing off against the titans of the NL West is the San Francisco Giants, another NL West team. Ranking third in the NL West, the Giants have a record of 51-53 and are 29-25 at home this year.

Going against the Dodgers won’t be easy, but the Giants have some familiarity with them. They’ve already played each other several times this year, so can the Giants come out on top?



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Los Angeles Dodgers: Julio Urias gets the nod to start today

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a rotation full of great pitchers. This is one of the main reasons they’ve already eclipsed 70 wins this season. Getting the start today is Julio Urias, who has a record of 10-6 at the moment.

Over the course of 109.2 innings, Urias has thrown 103 strikeouts and has an impressive 2.71 ERA. He’s the perfect starting pitcher for the Dodgers tonight.

The good news for the Dodgers is that even if Urias struggles, he’s got backup. The Dodgers bullpen is stacked with great relievers and closers. More importantly, their offense is incredible this season.

They rank second in runs (543), third in team batting average (.259), and first in on-base percentage (.337). It seems nearly impossible for this team to lose. 

San Francisco Giants: How can the Giants stop the Dodgers

The Dodgers are a freight train that the San Francisco Giants will have to try and stop. Unfortunately, the last two games haven’t gone in favor of the Giants.

Losing two in a row to the Dodgers, the Giants have been unable to slow down their offense. Getting the start on the mound tonight for San Francisco is the 3-5 Alex Cobb, who has a 4.06 ERA.

With Cobb on the mound, the Dodgers batters could be lined up for a big game. This means that San Francisco will have to rely on their batters to win this one.

Overall, the batters of the Giants have struggled with a team batting average of .234. There are a few individuals, such as Thairo Estrada, who have excelled at the plate. Still, it’s not looking good for the Giants.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Betting Pick

The Dodgers have a record of 35-18 on the road this season. As a favorite, which they often are, they have a record of 69-32.

Having Urias on the mound only pushes their chances of winning further. That being said, the best team to bet on here is the Dodgers at -160.

The -160 odds are pretty great as well, so it’s definitely the best pick. We’re going to pair the over with the Dodgers as well since their last two games have gone over. With Los Angeles going 6-0 against the Giants, we expect them to push that streak to seven wins.

DunkelIndex Free Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -160, OVER

Prop Picks

LA Dodgers (+105) OVER 4.5 Runs

San Francisco is allowing 4.39 runs per 9 innings on defense, which ranks No. 19 in the league. LA is averaging 5.27 runs per 9 innings on offense, which ranks No. 2 in the league. That average increases to 5.51 runs per 9 innings on the road. Scores have gone OVER in five of LA’s last six road games when the Total is set between 7.0 and 8.5 runs.

With Dunkel predicting an LA road victory by the score of 7-4, take the Dodgers (+105) to finish OVER their Vegas team total of 4.5 runs against the Giants.

LA Dodgers (-135) Most Hits

San Francisco is averaging 7.79 hits per 9 innings on offense, which ranks No. 24 in the league. LA is averaging 8.82 hits per 9 innings, which ranks No. 4 in the league. That average increases to 9.38 hits per 9 innings on the road.

With Dunkel predicting a Dodgers road win while going OVER their Vegas run total, take LA (-135) to finish with more hits than San Francisco.

Mookie Betts (-120) OVER 0.5 Runs Scored

Betts has scored 73 runs in 86 games played this season, which ranks No. 1 on the Dodgers. The LA right fielder has scored 8 runs in 46 at-bats against the Giants, which is tied for the second most he has scored against a team this year.

With Dunkel predicting the final score going OVER the Vegas total, take Betts (-120) to finish OVER 0.5 runs scored versus the Giants.

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