The MLB betting action continues with Sunday Night Baseball from Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, so we have prepared the best Dodgers vs. Giants betting pick along with the latest odds update on BetOnline Sportsbook.
The Dodgers open as -171 moneyline favorites. The Giants are +157 home dogs, and the totals sit at 8.0 runs. These two NL West foes wrap up their 19-game regular-season series with a closer of a three-game set, and while Game 18 has been excluded from the analysis, the Dodgers have won 13 of their first 17 encounters with the Giants in 2022.
The Dodgers blanked the Giants last Friday
The Los Angeles Dodgers started a three-game series at Oracle Park on a high note. They beat the Giants 5-0 this past Friday, finishing with nine hits on the night, while Dustin May and three relievers yielded only a couple of hits to San Francisco.
It was LA’s fifth victory in six games. The Dodgers improved to 99-44 on the season, boasting the best record in the majors five games ahead of the Houston Astros. They were also nine games above their closest rival in the National League.
Andrew Heaney will toe the rubber Sunday and face the Giants for the third time this season. In his previous two dates with San Francisco, the 31-year-old lefty has gone 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA, surrendering seven earned runs on ten hits across 9.1 innings of work. Heany started September with a heavy home loss to the Giants, as he was shelled for six earned runs across 5.1 frames.
Last Sunday, Heany returned to the right track, tossing five innings of a two-run ball (one earned) in an 11-2 dismantling of the San Diego Padres. He’s now 3-2 with a nice 2.84 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 84/15 K/BB ratio in 12 starts (57 innings pitched) this season.
The Giants look to get back to winning ways
After winning four of their previous five contests, the San Francisco Giants struggled mightily against the Dodgers in that 5-0 defeat last Friday. I’ve mentioned their awful display at the plate, while Logan Webb notched his ninth loss of the season, yielding four earned runs on seven hits and two walks across four innings of work.
The Giants fell to 69-75 on the season, sitting at the third spot in the NL West while trailing the final wild card in the National League by nine and a half games. They’ve won eight of their first 15 games in September, posting a solid 3.25 ERA and an underwhelming .216/.294/.362 slash line.
Alex Cobb will get the starting call Sunday, and the 34-year-old righty is 0-1 with a 5.51 ERA in three starts and 16.1 innings pitched against the Dodgers this season. The last time they met, Cobb gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks through 4.1 innings but didn’t factor into the decision (LA won 7-3 on September 7).
Cobb holds a 6-6 record, 3.48 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 133/37 K/BB ratio in 24 starts (129.1 IP) in 2022. He was outstanding last Monday, throwing seven scoreless innings in a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
- 9-3 in the last 12 games overall
- 5-1 in the last six games on the road
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games at home
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Pick
Alex Cobb has pitched well over his last six starts, allowing just seven runs on 35 hits across 36 innings, but the Dodgers’ lineup is arguably the most dangerous in baseball at the moment. I have to go with the visitors, who own the highest OPS in the majors in September (.814) and have homered 26 times in their last 482 at-bats (14 games).
Of course, the Dodgers need a solid outing from Andrew Heaney, who should’ve learned a lesson from his previous encounter with the Giants. San Francisco hasn’t impressed at all lately, tallying an ugly .190/.257/.261 triple-slash with two home runs in their previous 153 at-bats (five games).
Pick: Take Los Angeles Dodgers at -171
The Dodgers’ bullpen has recorded a stellar 1.93 ERA and 10.6 K/9 in the last seven days and 18.2 innings of work. On the other side, the Giants ‘pen has tossed 25 frames in that span, racking up a 2.04 ERA and 6.5 K/9.
Excluding Saturday’s clash against LA, the Giants’ last nine games have produced seven or fewer runs in total each. On the other side, the Dodgers have scored five on their own in six of their previous nine contests.
Pick: Go under 8.0 runs at -110