Oct 12, 2021, 5:38 pm ET in MLB
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Expert Top Pick of the Day: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers

The Giants came into the postseason first in the National League with a record of 107-55. San Francisco is in the top ten in most offensive categories. Their .249 batting average is sixth, with an on-base percentage of .329 also sixth.

The Giants pitching is second with a 3.24 era. San Francisco has a slight advantage in the head-to-head matchups this season, going 10-9. Kevin Gausman went 14-6 in 192 innings with a 2.81 era and 227 strikeouts. Kris Bryant is hitting .265 with 25 home runs and 73 RBI.

The Dodgers have a record of 106-56, second in the National League, and had a play-in game to get to the Giants. Los Angeles has the best era in the National League at 3.01.

Julio Urias pitched 185.2 innings with a record of 20-3; his ERA was 2.96. The Dodgers will miss Max Muncy’s defense at first and his bat. Muncy was hitting .249 with 94 RBI and 36 home runs before the injury.

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Schedule

  • Date: October 12
  • Time: 9:07 PM EST
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

The Giants Come In with the Best Record in the National League

San Francisco went 8-2 in the last ten games to lock up the number one spot in the National League. They won almost as many games on the road 53-28 as at home 54-27. Gabe Kapler has done an outstanding job as the Giants manager. Taking over a sub-500 team in 2020, Kapler has turned the Giants into a World Series contender.

The Giants took Game 3 and are setting themselves up to advance. One more win, and it will be all over for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers Are Looking for Another Ring

The Dodgers have been here before and know what it takes to get another ring. LA went 9-2 to finish out the season and had the second-best record in the National League.

Top to bottom, the Dodgers have an all-star roster. Mookie Betts hit 23 home runs with 58 RBI on 466 at-bats. Trea Turner knocked in 28 home runs and 77 RBI.

The Dodgers need a win in Game 4 if they are to pick up their second consecutive win. Last night’s defeat was brutal, but the Dodgers have already proven themselves more than once this season.

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds Comparison

The Giants and the Dodgers both have had decent seasons for bettors.

The Giants are 10-2 straight up in their last 12 games, while the Dodgers are 9-2 straight up in their last 11 and 16-1 in their last 17 at home. The Giants have been good on the road, racking up 12 wins and only one loss straight up. Against the Dodgers, the Giants are 4-1 in their last five games on the road.

  • DraftKings expect the Dodgers to win, giving them -155 on the moneyline. The Over/Under is currently at 8.
  • FanDuel is also backing the Dodgers, at -154, while giving the Giants +130. The Over/Under is now 7.5 after starting at 8.5.
  • Because of the late Game 3 yesterday, other books are still putting together their odds for Game 4.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

Take the home team in a playoff game where every game matters. The Dodgers had to play in with the second-best record in the National League. Los Angeles has been on a roll all season and are looking to take that next step for another ring. Having to play through a couple of key injuries won’t stop them from going to the next round.

  • Godds Picks/Prediction: The Dodgers win as underdogs, but the total stays Under.