Dodgers vs. Giants Odds, Trends, Free Pick 9/18/22

by | Sep 18, 2022 | mlb

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants

Date: Sunday September 18th, 07:08 ET

Location: Oracle Park

TV: ESPN

Money Line: Dodgers -170 / Giants +141

Total Line: 8.0

STARTING PITCHING

Los Angeles: Andrew Heaney (3-2, 2.84)
San Francisco: Alex Cobb (6-6, 3.69)

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
Andrew Heaney 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
Alex Cobb P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Los Angeles Dodgers: 99-44-0 SU / OU 62-70-12 / Run Line W/L 90-54-0
San Francisco Giants: 69-75-0 SU / OU 68-69-8 / Run Line W/L 66-79-0

The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday September 18th at Oracle Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:08 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-170), with an OU line set at 8.0.

Recent Form

The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a 5 run win over the SF Giants by a score of 7-2. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 2 runs on 5 hits. The Dodgers benefited from an offense that generated 5 runs on 13 hits. In the matchup, Los Angeles was favored at -300.0 on the moneyline. Through 140 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 71.0%. Together, the Dodgers and SF Giants stayed below the over-under line set at 8.0 runs. This outcome pushed Los Angeles’s over-under record further below .500 at 62-70-12.

The Dodgers are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 4-1 over their last 5 games. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +18. Los Angeles’s offense heads into action averaging 5.0 runs per game in their last 5 contests. Similar to 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 7-2. In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 13 hits, leading to 5 runs. With their 5 hits, the Giants couldn’t plate a runner. Leading into San Francisco’s loss they were the underdogs, getting 250.0 on the moneyline. So far, the team has gone into 46 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 28%. Combined, the Giants and Dodgers’ run total fell below the over-under line of 8.0 runs. Now, San Francisco had an over-under record of 68-69-8.

The Giants come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 2-3 over their last 5 games. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -10 over their last 5 games. If San Francisco is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 2.0 runs per game, compared to a season average of 4.35. San Francisco has a below .500 series record of just 20-21-7.

Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send Andrew Heaney to the mound with an overall record of 3-2. Currently, Heaney has an ERA of just 2.84 while pitching an average of 4.75 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just .211 against him. Despite a strong batting average allowed, Heaney is prone to giving up home runs, averaging 1.89 homers per 9 innings pitched. Per game, Andrew Heaney is averaging 7.0, on a strikeout percentage of 35.0%. Throughout the season, Heaney has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.37 per contest.

The San Francisco Giants will send Alex Cobb to the mound with an overall record of 6-6. So far, Cobb has put together an ERA of 3.69. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.38 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of .259. Throughout the season, Cobb has done a good job at limiting home runs, allowing 0.63 per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Alex Cobb has a strong K% of 25.0%, including a per-game average of 5.54. Command has been a problem for Cobb, as he is giving up 2.57 walks per outing.

Los Angeles vs San Francisco History

For the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will be playing their 19th game of the season. Los Angeles has the lead in the series at 14-4. The over-under record in this series sits at 8-7. The average run total in these games is 7.75 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.61 runs. When looking back to last season, Los Angeles and San Francisco split the season series, with each team picking up 12. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 11-12, with the average run total being 7.75 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.08 runs per game.

Betting Trends

  • Dodgers are 55-16 in their last 71 overall.
  • Dodgers are 41-12 in their last 53 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
  • Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
  • Giants are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. National League West.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Prediction

Leading into Sunday’s NL West showdown between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Dodgers have the edge on the moneyline. However, look for Alex Cobb and the Giants to pull off the upset, as Cobb has been on fire of late. I like San Francisco on the moneyline.

Free MLB Pick: Giants Moneyline