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LA Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Odds, Predictions & Starting Pitchers (May 15)

Ethan Stone

by Ethan Stone in MLB Baseball

Updated May 15, 2024 · 10:00 AM PDT

May 14, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) high fives catcher Will Smith (16) after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
  • The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers will attempt to capture a series sweep of the San Francisco Giants Wednesday night.
  • The Dodgers took an exciting Game 1 of the series before blowing the Giants out Tuesday night, 10-2. The Giants are currently 0-5 against the Dodgers this season.
  • See the Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants odds, starting pitchers, and predictions for May 15

The San Francisco Giants (19-25, 11-10 home, 21-21-2 O/U)  look to do something Wednesday night they’ve failed to do even once since the start of the season: Beat the NL-West leading Los Angeles Dodgers.

In fairness, it’s no easy task. The Dodgers (29-15, 14-7 away, 23-20-1 O/U) have only lost twice in the month of May and have the 2nd best record in the league only behind the Philadelphia Phillies. We’ll see if the Giants can avoid the sweep tonight at 9:45 ET at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Los Angeles Dodgers -140 -1.5 (+115) O 8.5 (+100)
San Francisco Giants +115 +1.5 (-140) U 8.5 (-120)

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The visiting Dodgers are listed at -140 moneyline favorites as of Wednesday morning according to Fanatics, though the Giants are listed at -140 favorites to keep the game within 1 run, with LA priced at +115 to win by a pair or more.

Game 1 in this series went under Wednesday night’s listed total of 8.5, while Game 2 soared well over that number.

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So far this season the Dodgers are 13-6 as the away favorite while the Giants are 2-3 as the home underdog. It’s also worth noting that the Giants are 14-10 this season following a loss. Perhaps most important of all, the Giants have yet to win a game against their NL West rivals this season, sitting at 0-5 in such contests.

Los Angeles vs. San Francisco Starting Pitchers

N/A Record 3-4
N/A ERA 3.38
N/A xERA 4.66
N/A WHIP 1.39
N/A SO% 18.6%

The Dodgers have not yet decided who will be on the mound to start tonight’s battle against the Giants, but San Francisco will start RHP Logan Webb, who has started 9 games this season.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stated Tuesday night that he has “no idea” who will be on the mound to start things off following the Dodgers’ 10-2 win. This means the Dodgers will elect to go with a bullpen game, choosing not to start Tyler Glasnow on four days’ rest in favor of keeping players healthy.

Webb has posted a 3-4 record as for the Giants with an ERA of 3.38. He leads the team in Inning Pitched and is second in strikeouts with 42 behind Kyle Harrison (45). Webb last started a 4-2 loss against the Reds in which he allowed 8 hits, 3 runs (2 earned) with 6 K’s. He has not recorded a win since April 23 against the Mets.

Dodgers vs. Giants Prediction (May 15)

The Dodgers are a wagon this season, as many of you well know. Shohei Ohtani has been Shohei Ohtani while Mookie Betts has been Mookie Betts. The Dodgers hold the leader in the following individual categories so far this season:

  • Wins Above Replacement (Betts)
  • Offensive WAR (Betts)
  • Batting Average (Ohtani)
  • Slugging % (Ohtani)
  • Hits (Ohtani)
  • Total Bases (Ohtani)
  • Strikeouts (Glasnow, not starting Wednesday)

And folks, that’s far from the entire list. But the final bullet point from above may be the key in this particular matchup.

As mentioned earlier, the Dodgers will be playing a bullpen game against the Giants, and we’ve already seen that the Giants are favorites to keep the game within a run. Because of the uncertainty in pitching and the Giants playing in front of a home crowd, we’ll take SF to keep things close and maybe even avoid the sweep with a win.

LAD vs SFG pick: Giants +1.5 (-140) 

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