San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Best Bet

by | Last updated Sep 21, 2023 | mlb

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, September 21st, 10:10 ET
Location: Dodger Stadium
Money Line: SF +153/LAD -187
Total Line: 9

Betting Preview

Here’s our betting preview for the upcoming MLB clash between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Giants on Thursday, September 21st 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 +153 +1.5 O 9 (-115)
LAD -187 -1.5 U 9 (-105)

Giants vs. Dodgers Projected Lineup


Batting Order Position
Mike Yastrzemski 1 CF
Thairo Estrada 2 2B
Wilmer Flores 3 DH
Joc Pederson 4 LF
Michael Conforto 5 RF
LaMonte Wade Jr. 6 1B
J.D. Davis 7 3B
Patrick Bailey 8 C
Brandon Crawford 9 SS
Kyle Harrison SP

Batting Order Position
Mookie Betts 1 RF
Freddie Freeman 2 1B
Will Smith 3 C
J.D. Martinez 4 DH
Amed Rosario 5 2B
Max Muncy 6 3B
Enrique Hernández 7 CF
Chris Taylor 8 LF
Miguel Rojas 9 SS
Emmet Sheehan SP


Straight Up/Over-Under/ Runline Record

San Francisco Giants: 76-76 SU / OU 68-81 / Runline 68-84
Los Angeles Dodgers: 93-58 SU / OU 86-58 / Runline 85-66

Heading into their game vs. the Dodgers, the Giants have a record of 76-76 and have dropped two straight games. In the NL West, they are in 3rd place and have an overall series record of 20-26-2. At home, they have gone 43-32 and 33-44 on the road.


  • The Giants have nine straight losses vs. the runline and have a season-long run margin of -0.2.
  • The Giants have been favored in 52.6% of their games and have runline records of 35-40 and 33-44 at home and on the road, respectively
  • So far, the Giants have an over/under record of just 68-81.

The Dodgers head into today’s game in first place in the NL West on a record of 93-58. Over their last five games, they have put together an above .500 record of 4-1. At home, Los Angeles is 50-27 and 43-31 on the road. Their overall series record comes in at 31-15-2.


  • The Dodgers have two straight losses vs. the runline and have a season-long run margin of 1.3.
  • The Dodgers have been favored in 84.1% of their games and have runline records of 40-37 and 45-29 at home and on the road, respectively
  • The over has hit in 60% of the Dodgers’ 151 games at 86-58.

Pitching Matchup

Pitcher Appearances Started IP Record ERA WHIP HR
Kyle Harrison 5 5 24 1-1 5.18 1.40 7

Today will be Kyle Harrison’s 6th appearance this season, and he has an overall record of 1-1. His current ERA stands at 5.18 and OBP allowed of .315. So far, he struckout 29 batters and has a WHIP of 1.40. On the road, his ERA is 7.46 compared to 4.05 at home.

Giving up five runs and seven hits during his last appearance against the Guardians, Kyle Harrison did not factor into the decision. Yet, the Giants managed to win the game by a score of 6-5.

Pitcher Appearances Started IP Record ERA WHIP HR
Emmet Sheehan 11 9 49 3-1 5.44 1.27 9

Emmet Sheehan heads into the game with an overall record of 3-1 and an ERA of 5.44. In his five appearances on the road, he has an ERA of 8.52 and record of 2-1. At home, he has put together a mark of 1-0 and ERA of 3.67. His season-long WHIP stands at 1.27, accompanied by a batting average allowed of .222. Teams facing him have amassed a slugging percentage of .427.

Emmet Sheehan is coming off a short outing, throwing three innings while giving up zero runs on one hit. Sheehan took a no-decision in the Dodgers’ 6-2 win over the Mariners.

Giants vs. Dodgers Offense Outlook

With and average of 4.3 runs per game, San Francisco is 20th in the league so far this year. They have hit 164 home runs which is currently 18th in baseball. Their current batting average of .240 is ranked 16th in the league, while they have a .227 batting average on the road and .240 batting average at home.

San Francisco Giants Top Hitters vs. Righties

Thairo Estrada .283 11 .455 .335
LaMonte Wade Jr. .261 14 .428 .355
J.D. Davis .253 12 .415 .328
Joc Pederson .260 14 .467 .355
Michael Conforto .258 12 .420 .341

San Francisco Giants Top Hitters: Last Five Games

Player BA H R HR SLG
LaMonte Wade Jr. .367 5 5 2 .917
Thairo Estrada .557 9 3 0 .557
Brandon Crawford .150 2 3 1 .300
Joc Pederson .247 4 2 1 .487
Mike Yastrzemski .100 2 1 0 .150

As of now, the Dodgers are one of the top home run hitting teams in baseball, with a total of 237 home runs (2nd). Their overall performance has been impressive, averaging 5.6 runs per game with a collective batting average of .257. When playing on the road, their slugging percentage is .443 compared to .445 at home.

Los Angeles Dodgers Top Hitters vs. Lefties

Freddie Freeman .348 12 .641 .443
Amed Rosario .287 3 .456 .339
Mookie Betts .312 14 .709 .464
Miguel Rojas .279 3 .403 .316
Enrique Hernández .244 2 .326 .282

Los Angeles Dodgers Top Hitters: Last Five Games

Player BA H R HR SLG
J.D. Martinez .390 6 3 3 .990
Jason Heyward .350 7 1 1 .700
Max Muncy .350 5 3 1 .600
Amed Rosario .188 3 4 0 .375
Freddie Freeman .246 4 2 0 .296

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