The San Francisco Giants are one win away from reaching the National League Championship Series. The Giants picked up a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday evening, taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. San Francisco took control of the series as a result, putting the Dodgers in a win-or-go-home situation. The Giants and Dodgers finished with the two best records in Major League Baseball this season, and high drama awaits in Game 4 on Tuesday. Anthony DeSclafani is getting the start for the Giants, while Walker Buehler will be the starter for the Dodgers.
First pitch is at 9:37 p.m. ET in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is listed as a -190 favorite (risk $190 to win $100) on the money line, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is eight in the latest Dodgers vs. Giants odds. Before making any Giants vs. Dodgers picks, be sure to see the MLB playoff predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Dodgers vs. Giants and revealed its MLB playoff 2021 picks and analysis. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several MLB playoffs odds and betting lines and trends for Giants vs. Dodgers:
- Giants vs. Dodgers money line: Dodgers -190, Giants +170
- Giants vs. Dodgers over-under: 8 runs
- Giants vs. Dodgers run line: Dodgers -1.5 (-135)
- SF: The Giants are 54-28 in road games this season
- LAD: The Dodgers are 59-24 in 2021 home games
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Why you should back the Giants
San Francisco’s offense has been the team’s headliner throughout the season. The Giants led the National League in home runs, slugging percentage and OPS in 2021, blasting opponents on the way to elite overall production. The Giants also project to have the edge on the mound in Game 4, however, as they send 31-year-old right-hander Anthony DeSclafani into the fray. DeSclafani produced a sterling 3.17 ERA across 31 starts this season, throwing the second-most innings (167.2) of his career and leading the National League with two shutouts.
He has excellent command, walking only 2.25 batters per nine innings, and DeSclafani was one of the top 20 starting pitchers in the National League this season. Much of his success came on the road, with an impressive 3.22 ERA across 95 innings, and the Giants can feel comfortable with the veteran presence on the hill.
Why you should back the Dodgers
The Dodgers, who settled on 27-year-old Walker Buehler as their starting pitcher in this elimination game, were the best regular season team in baseball by run differential, riding a tremendous offense that was multifaceted and balanced. Los Angeles wasn’t all about offense, however, as the Dodgers were the National League’s best team in run prevention. The Dodgers allowed only 561 regular season runs, No. 1 in the NL, and they led the NL with a 3.01 ERA and the fewest hits allowed by any team.
Los Angeles was a top-three team in strikeouts and walks, and the team’s bullpen was just as strong as its impressive rotation. The Dodgers were No. 2 in the NL in bullpen ERA (3.16), and they were also No. 2 in ground ball rate among relief groups at 47.3 percent. Beyond that, Los Angeles generated 9.64 strikeouts per nine innings with the bullpen, all while allowing fewer than one home run per 9 innings in 2021.
How to make Giants vs. Dodgers picks
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