Dodgers vs. Giants Betting Odds & Predictions 9/17/22

by | Sep 17, 2022 | betting

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday September 17th, 09:05 ET
Location: Oracle Park
TV: SportsNet LA
Money Line: Dodgers OFF / Giants OFF
Total Line: OFF

STARTING PITCHING

Los Angeles: Julio Urías (16-7, 2.3) San Francisco: Sean Hjelle (0-1, 5.73)

Dodgers Projected Lineup

Joey Gallo LF Chris Taylor 2B Max Muncy 3B Mookie Betts RF Justin Turner 3B Cody Bellinger CF Will Smith C Freddie Freeman 1B Trea Turner SS Julio Urías P

Giants Projected Lineup

David Villar 3B Joey Bart C Thairo Estrada LF Luis Gonzalez P Brandon Crawford SS J.D. Davis 1B Evan Longoria 3B Lewis Brinson CF Wilmer Flores 2B Sean Hjelle P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Los Angeles Dodgers: 99-44-0 SU / OU 61-70-12 / Run Line W/L 89-54-0 San Francisco Giants: 69-75-0 SU / OU 67-69-8 / Run Line W/L 66-78-0

The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday September 17th at Oracle Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:05 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Francisco as the favorite (OFF), with an OU line set at OFF.

Recent Form

The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a 5 run win over the Giants by a score of 5-0. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 0 runs on 2 hits. The Dodgers benefited from an offense that generated 5 runs on 9 hits. Heading into their last game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite at -165.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 139 of their games, winning at a rate of 71.0%. Together, the Dodgers and SF Giants stayed below the over-under line set at 7.5 runs. So far, Los Angeles has been a good candidate to fall below the betting line, as their over-under record sits at just 61-70-12.

The Dodgers come into this game with a 4-1 record over their last 5 contests. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +22. In their last 5 contests, Los Angeles is averaging 5.8 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 5.41. So far, Los Angeles has won over half of their 46 series played, going 34-10-2.

San Francisco is coming off a 5 run loss to the Dodgers. Dropping the game 5-0. On their way to giving up 5 runs, the Giants staff allowed 9 hits. The Giants’ offense ended the game with just 0 runs on 2 hits. Leading into San Francisco’s loss they were the underdogs, getting 145.0 on the moneyline. In their 45 games as the underdog, their straight-up win percentage sits at 28.9%. Combined, the Giants and Dodgers’ run total fell below the over-under line of 7.5 runs. Now, San Francisco had an over-under record of 67-69-8.

Across their last 5 contests, the Giants are above .500, going 3-2. San Francisco has managed to play above .500 baseball, despite their last 5 scoring margin sitting at -3. San Francisco has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 2.4 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.35. San Francisco has a below .500 series record of just 20-21-7.

Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send Julio Urías to the mound with an overall record of 16-7. Through 27 appearances, Urías has an ERA of just 2.3 while averaging 5.64 innings per appearance. Hits have been hard to come by against the left-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.197. Opponents have been able to hit for power against Urías, as he has HR/9 figure of 1.18. In terms of strikeouts, Julio Urías has a strong strikeout percentage of 24.0%, including a per game average of 5.33. In his previous outings, walks have been an issue, as Urías is averaging 2.12 free passes per outing.

The San Francisco Giants will send Sean Hjelle to the mound with an overall record of 0-1. So far, Hjelle has put together an ERA of 5.73. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 2.75 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.277. Up to this point, Hjelle has a strikeout percentage of just 28.9% and a per game average of 3.75. So far, he is averaging just 3.27 walks per contest.

Los Angeles vs San Francisco History

For the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will be playing their 18th game of the season. Los Angeles has the lead in the series at 13-4. Through 17 games, the series’ over-under record is 7-7, with the average run total sitting at 7.75 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.53 runs. Last year, the teams split the season series at 12-12. In these 24 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 11-12. Last year, the Dodgers and Giants averaged 7.75 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.08 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games at home

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Prediction

In Saturday’s NL West matchup between Los Angeles and San Francisco, look for the Dodgers to come away with an easy win as the Giants figure to struggle against Julio Urias. The Dodgers’ right-hander has won 3 straight outings with LA covering the runline in each contest. I like Los Angeles to cover the runline.

Free MLB Pick: Dodgers -1.5 Runline