Giants vs. Dodgers MLB Picks for April 1

by | Last updated Apr 1, 2024 | mlb

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Monday, April 1st, 10:10 ET
Location: Dodger Stadium
Money Line: Giants +181/Dodgers -220 (Don’t overpay for odds! Bet at reduced odds!)
Total Line: 8.5

Betting Preview

Here’s our betting preview for the upcoming MLB clash between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Giants on Monday, April 1st at Dodger Stadium. We provide you with a comprehensive analysis, odds, and predictions to help with your handicapping decision or tail our expert based on the projected lineups and listed starting pitchers.

Betting Odds

ML RL Total
SF +181 +1.5 O 8.5 (-111)
LAD -220 -1.5 U 8.5 (-110)

It’s a NL West showdown in Los Angeles as the Dodgers host the Giants at Dodger Stadium. First pitch is set for 10:10 ET and you can catch the game on NBCS. The Dodgers are the favorite in this one, with a money line of -220 compared to the Giants at +181. The over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs.

Keaton Winn is on the mound for the Giants, while James Paxton gets the start for the Dodgers. The Dodgers are looking to improve on their 4-2 record, while the Giants are sitting at 2-2 to start the season.

Giants vs. Dodgers Projected Lineup


Batting Order Position
Jung Hoo Lee 1 CF
Jorge Soler 2 DH
Wilmer Flores 3 2B
Matt Chapman 4 3B
Patrick Bailey 5 C
Michael Conforto 6 LF
Luis Matos 7 RF
Nick Ahmed 8 SS
LaMonte Wade Jr. 9 1B
Keaton Winn SP
Batting Order Position
Mookie Betts 1 SS
Shohei Ohtani 2 DH
Freddie Freeman 3 1B
Will Smith 4 C
Max Muncy 5 3B
Teoscar Hernández 6 LF
James Outman 7 CF
Jason Heyward 8 RF
Gavin Lux 9 2B
James Paxton SP

Straight Up/Over-Under/ Runline Record

San Francisco Giants: 2-2 SU / OU 4-0 / Runline 2-2
Los Angeles Dodgers: 4-2 SU / OU 4-2 / Runline 3-3

Giants Records & Recent Play

The Giants are coming off a 13-4 loss to the Padres in their last game. San Francisco’s offense was held to just five hits, with Thairo Estrada hitting a home run in the loss. Daulton Jefferies got the start for the Giants, going just two innings and giving up five earned runs.

San Francisco’s offense was held scoreless through the first five innings, with the Padres jumping out to a 12-0 lead. LaMonte Wade Jr. and Patrick Bailey each had two hits in the loss.

Giants Records & Recent Play

The Dodgers won the series finale against the Cardinals, 5-4. The Dodgers were favored in this game, and they were able to get the win despite being out-hit by the Cardinals. The Dodgers were able to score three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take the lead.

Teoscar Hernández and Max Muncy both hit home runs for the Dodgers. Hernández finished the game with two hits and two RBIs, while Muncy finished with two RBIs. Nabil Crismatt got the win for the Dodgers, while John King took the loss for the Cardinals.

Pitching Matchup

On the mound for the Giants is right-hander Keaton Winn, who made five starts and nine appearances last season. Winn finished the year with a record of 1-3 and an ERA of 4.68. His WHIP for the season was 1.04, and he allowed a batting average of .222. Winn’s FIP for the season was 4.37, and he finished the year with six home runs allowed. In terms of quality starts, Winn had two, and his strikeouts per nine innings was 7.44.

James Paxton is coming off a season in which he made 19 starts and finished with a record of 7-5. His ERA for the season was 4.50, and he finished with a WHIP of 1.31. Paxton’s batting average allowed was .247, and he gave up a total of 18 home runs. For the season, he averaged 9.47 strikeouts per nine innings and finished with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.1.

Giants vs. Dodgers Offense Outlook

For the Giants, we have Wilmer Flores as our top power hitter, as he has the 6th highest home run projection in the league today. His total hits projection is also 15th best in the league. Jorge Soler is our 10th highest home run projection in the league today, and his total hits projection is 3rd best on the team. Jung Hoo Lee is our top projected player in terms of total hits, as his total hits projection is 13th best in the league.

Looking at the Dodgers’ player props, Shohei Ohtani has the highest home run projection on the team and is 8th in the league for today’s games. His total hits projection is 2nd on the team. Max Muncy is 2nd in terms of home run projections for the Dodgers and 15th in the league. Freddie Freeman has the highest total hits projection on the team, but his home run projection is 4th on the team and 17th in the league.

Free Giants vs. Dodgers MLB Pick

With the Giants being listed at +181 on the money line, they are our recommended pick in this one. We actually have the Giants winning by a score of 6-5, giving you a couple of different ways you could look to play this one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, James Paxton is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is the eighth-best among all starters. However, his chances of picking up a win are ranked seventh, and he is also projected to give up a good amount of hits.

As for the Dodgers, they are projected to finish with five runs, and their chances of hitting a home run are ranked 15th. If you are looking to play the over/under, the line is sitting at 8.5 runs, and we have this one finishing with 11 runs.

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