- The Los Angeles Dodgers are -178 road favorites over the San Francisco Giants in the Dodgers vs Giants Odds on Sunday, September 18
- LA has won 11 out of 12 straight up from the Giants
- The Dodgers are 5-0 both SU and against the runline in the last five games at San Francisco
When it comes to dodging the San Francisco Giants (69-75, 39-34 home), the Los Angeles Dodgers (99-44, 50-26 away) are proving to be an artful bunch. Especially so, it would appear, when they are operating in the land of the Giants.
Entering play Saturday, the Dodgers are 11-1 straight up and against the runline in the past dozen games against the Giants. When Los Angeles is playing at San Francisco, the Dodgers are 5-0 both SU and ATR.
Oddsmakers are projecting this LA run of success to be continuing as the clubs complete a three-game weekend series. It’s the Dodgers who are set as -178 road favorites. At 89-54, the Dodgers are the best team in the National League against the runline this season.
Dodgers vs Giants Odds
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-178||-1.5 (+100)||O 8 (-110)|
|San Francisco Giants||+150||+1.5 (-120)||U 8 (-110)|
Odds as of September 17 at Caesars Sportsbook. Get Caesars Sportsbook bonus code.
At moneyline odds of -178, the Dodgers have an implied probability of victory of 64.03% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Los Angeles would create a payout of $16.50.
The MLB lineups will be set for the first pitch at Oracle Park at 7:08 pm ET on Sunday, September 18. The weather forecast is calling for rain with 11 mph wind and a temperature of 71 degrees.
Dodgers vs Giants Probable Pitchers
Dodgers left-hander Andrew Heaney gets 34.6% of his outs via strikeouts. That places him among the top 3% of all MLB pitchers. However, his xwOBAcon of .404 rates within the bottom percentile of MLB hurlers.
"This is the first time I've ever been on a playoff team, and all the other guys are ho-hum, but this is a big deal for me." — Andrew Heaney on the #Dodgers being the 1st team to clinch a playoff berth.
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) September 11, 2022
Heaney has worked at least five innings in each of his last four starts and is 2-1 over that span. The southpaw endured two stints on the IL this season due to shoulder pain.
He’s 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA in six road starts. In two starts against the Giants this year, Heaney is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA. Over his career, Heaney has made five starts against San Francisco and is 1-3 with a 6.92 ERA.
Heaney vs Cobb Stats
Giants right-hander Alex Cobb has won his last three decisions. He’s allowed one earned run over 20 innings pitched in those three games.
Alex Cobb has quietly been really good this year.
Last 15 starts:
87.2 IP pic.twitter.com/LLQCvpY4bd
— Judge Baltimore (@JudgeBaltimore) September 13, 2022
However, in four other starts between those victories, he was touched for nine earned runs over 21 innings of work. Cobb allowed three earned runs and seven hits over 4.1 innings against the Dodgers on September 7. He didn’t factor in the decision as LA won 7-3.
In three starts against the Dodgers this season, Cobb is 0-1 with a 5.51 ERA. That’s also his entire career slate against LA’s NL squad.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Dodgers Batters||Batting Average vs Cobb||Giants Batters||Batting Average vs Heaney|
|Austin Barnes||.333||Lewis Brinson||.333|
|Mookie Betts||.286||Willie Calhoun||.364|
|Freddie Freeman||.167||Brandon Crawford||.444|
|Joey Gallo||.286||Thairo Estrada||.500|
|Max Muncy||.500||Wilmer Flores||.400|
|Trayce Thompson||.286||Luis Gonzalez||1.000|
|Justin Turner||.261||David Villar||.667|
|Miguel Vargas||.500||Mike Yastrzemski||.400|
Even though he’s only batting .286 against Cobb, Mookie Betts of the Dodgers has gone deep twice and driven in six runs over 35 at-bats. Joey Gallo is also hitting .286 with a solo homer. Justin Turner is 2-for-3 (.667) with a home run and three RBI.
Mookie Betts, Trea Turner & Freddie Freeman are all top-10 in position player fWAR right now
They hit 1-2-3
35 teams since 1900 had 3+ of top 10 for a season:
– 8 involved a leadoff hitter
– NONE had 1-2-3 (players' most common order spots)
This Dodgers trio would be the 1st
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) September 17, 2022
Thairo Estrada of the Giants is 1-for-2 (.500) against Heaney and that hit was a solo homer. Wilmer Flores is 4-for-10 (.400) with a homer and two RBI. Willie Calhoun is 4-for-11 (.364) with a solo homer. Lewis Brinson is 1-for-3 (.333) with a homer and two RBI
Dodgers vs Giants Prediction
A year ago, the Dodgers and Giants battled down to the wire for the right to be declared NL West champions. This year, it’s been no contest.
Utter dominance by LA is the only way to describe the season series. The Dodgers have won 15 of the last 19 meetings.
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Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers ML (-178)
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