MLB Picks: Giants vs Dodgers Prediction, Odds (July 21)

  • Giants are 5-2 last 7 road games
  • Giants are 9-4 last 13 as an underdog
  • Dodgers are 56-22 last 78 as a home favorite
  • Dodgers are 9-4 last 13 head to head meetings

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers continue their 4-game series at Chavez Ravine on Wednesday night. Both teams have grabbed a win through the first two of the series, the Giants winning 7-2 on Monday with L.A returning the favor 8-6 on Tuesday night. Despite two high-scoring games so far, Wednesday’s run total is just 8 indicating a possible pitcher’s duel.

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Schedule

  • Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
  • When: Wednesday, June 21, 10:10PM ET
  • Watch: Regional Network

Giants vs Dodgers Vegas Odds

Game Preview

Giants Holding On To First

Most MLB fans considered it almost inevitable that the Dodgers would eventually overtake San Francisco for 1st place in the NL West. That may still happen, but so far the Giants have ridden the tide and still maintain a 1-game lead over L.A in the division. Of course, the Dodgers closing in could give them more motivation for Wednesday night’s matchup.

San Francisco has had to go on the road to start the second half of the season, dropping 2 of 3 in St. Louis in their first series after the break. After plating just 2 runs total on Saturday and Sunday vs. the Cardinals, the Giants offense has come to life with 13 runs the past two games vs. the Dodgers. The team also hits .316 (24-76) vs. L.A starter Julio Urias (12-3, 3.78 ERA).

It’s up to Logan Webb (4-3, 3.54 ERA) to keep the Dodgers at bay and give the Giants more padding in the NL West. The right-hander has faced Los Angeles once this year, going 5.0 IP while allowing just 2 hits on May 29th in an 11-6 Giants win as +172 underdogs.

Dodgers Inching Closer

Few people thought the Dodgers would have to fight for the National League pennant let alone being in a dogfight in their own division. The defending World Series champs seem to be biding their time until the playoffs and are starting to gear up closing the gap to just 1 game back from the Giants in the NL West.

It looks like the L.A offense is rocking as they’ve scored 5+ runs in 4 of 5 games since the All-Star break. Granted that includes taking 2 of 3 at Coors Field over the weekend while scoring 24 runs, but this is also an offense with momentum. Max Muncy and Chris Taylor have 6 HRs total over the past 5 games and Will Smith has 10 RBI in his last 12 AB.

Ultimately Wednesday’s contest comes down to what form Urias is in. The Dodgers are battling through a Clayton Kershaw forearm injury and a Trevor Bauer suspension so Urias almost becomes the de facto ace alongside Walker Buehler. Urias gave up 4 ER over 5.2 IP in his first start after the All-Star break, but that was also at Coors Field.

Prediction and Pick

Who will win tonight’s MLB Game:

Urias looks good at 12-3 on the year, but he also has a 4.27 ERA at home (3.43 on the road) and has been tagged for 8 ER in 11.0 IP vs. the Giants this season (6.55 ERA). San Fran holds on to their NL West lead with a big road win.

Giants 5 – Dodgers 4

Expert Pick:

  • Giants Win
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