LA Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Free Pick 8/2/22

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants

Date: Tuesday August 2nd, 09:45 ET

Location: Oracle Park


Money Line: Dodgers -140 / Giants +117

Total Line: 7.5


Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (11-1, 2.61)
San Francisco: Alex Wood (7-8, 4.11)

Dodgers Projected Lineup

Trayce Thompson RF
Cody Bellinger CF
Max Muncy 3B
Mookie Betts RF
Jake Lamb 1B
Hanser Alberto 2B
Will Smith C
Freddie Freeman 1B
Trea Turner SS
Tyler Anderson P

Giants Projected Lineup

Austin Wynns C
David Villar 3B
Mike Yastrzemski RF
Dixon Machado SS
Joey Bart C
Darin Ruf 1B
Yermin Mercedes 1B
Austin Slater CF
Wilmer Flores 3B
Alex Wood P


Los Angeles Dodgers: 69-33-0 SU / OU 40-54-8 / Run Line W/L 61-41-0
San Francisco Giants: 51-52-0 SU / OU 50-48-5 / Run Line W/L 47-56-0

The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, August 2nd at Oracle Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:45 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-140), with an OU line set at 7.5.

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In Los Angeles’s last game vs the Giants, the Dodgers came away with a 8-2 win. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 2 runs on 5 hits. The Dodgers benefited from an offense that generated 8 runs on 11 hits. In the matchup, Los Angeles was favored at -136.0 on the moneyline. So far, the team has been the favorite in 100 of their games, winning at a rate of 68.0%. This game went over the posted over-under line of 8.0 runs. Even with this game going over the total, Los Angeles still has an over-under record of just 40-54-8.

The Dodgers come into this game with a 4-1 record over their last 5 contests. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +22. Their hot play has been driven by an offense that typically averages 5.24 runs per game. But, over this stretch, this figure has bumped up to 7.2 So far, Los Angeles has won over half of their 33 series played, going 23-9-1.

San Francisco is coming off a 6 run loss to the Dodgers. Dropping the game 8-2. In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 11 hits, leading to 8 runs. At the plate, the Giants only came through for 2 runs on 5 hits. Leading into San Francisco’s loss, they were the underdogs, getting 126.0 on the moneyline. So far, the team has gone into 24 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 33.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Giants and Dodgers combined to surpass the line of 8.0 runs. For the season, the team’s over-under record is 50-48-5.

Across their last 5 contests, the Giants are above .500, going 3-2. They have managed to pick up these wins despite having a negative run differential over their last 5 games (-1). San Francisco has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 3.4 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.59. On the season, San Francisco has won more than half of their series, going 15-14-5.


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Pitching Matchup

Tyler Anderson gets the start for the Dodgers, with an overall record of 11-1. In his previous outings, Anderson has lasted an average of 5.79 innings, putting together an ERA of just 2.61. So far, batters are hitting just 0.22 against him. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.74 home runs allowed per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Tyler Anderson has a strong strikeout percentage of 21.0%, including a per game average of 4.79. In his previous outings, walks have been an issue, as Anderson is averaging 1.55 free passes per outing.

San Francisco will roll with Alex Wood (7-8) as their starter. So far, Wood has put together an ERA of 4.11. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.01 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.253. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Wood, as he is allowing just 0.99 per 9 innings. Overall, Alex Wood has struck out 24.0% of the batters he has faced. On average, he averages 4.95 K’s per game. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 2.24 walks per outing.

Los Angeles vs San Francisco History

For the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will be playing their 11th game of the season. So far, Los Angeles is leading the season series, 7-3. Through 10 games, the series’ over-under record is 4-5, with the average run total sitting at 7.75 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.6 runs. When looking back to last season, Los Angeles and San Francisco split the season series, with each team picking up 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 San Francisco LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home San Francisco is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Prediction

  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
  • San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • San Francisco is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Free MLB Pick:

Heading into Tuesday’s NL West showdown between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Dodgers are coming off a convincing win and are once again the favorites. LA starter Tyler Anderson has not given up an earned run in 3 straight outings and will be facing an inconsistent Giants lineup. Look for the Dodgers to cover the runline.

Free MLB Pick: Dodgers -1.5 Runline

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