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Bet on Dodgers Star Power to Beat Giants

Game 2 of this three-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers is so interesting because of the starting pitching. The Giants will have one of their top pitchers taking the mound while the Dodgers could go with a bullpen day, potentially making this an option for best bets in MLB today.

The Dodgers won the opening game of this series, 8-3. The top of the lineup, Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman and Will Smith, caused most of the damage, combining for eight of the team’s nine hits and contributing five runs batted in.

Bet on Dodgers Star Power to Beat Giants
Bet on Dodgers Star Power to Beat Giants

Giants vs Dodgers Game Information

  • Game: Giants (2-3) vs Dodgers (5-2)
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, April 2, 10:10 p.m. ET
  • Giants vs Dodgers Live Stream: MLB.tv

 

On the mound for the Giants will be Logan Webb, who pitched six innings on opening day, allowing two runs and striking out five. Tyler Glasnow was initially the projected starter for the Dodgers in this game but will now take the bump on Wednesday. That does complicate MLB bet picks today, with the Dodgers likely going to a bullpen day against a strong starter.

Giants vs Dodgers Odds and Spreads

  • Over is 5-0 in Dodgers last 5 games following a win.
  • Over is 5-0 in Giants last 5 games as a road underdog.
  • Over is 5-0 in Giants last 5 road games.
  • Over is 5-0 in Giants last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Giants are 0-5 in Webbs last 5 road starts.
  • Giants are 0-5 in Webbs last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Giants are 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games.
  • Giants are 1-11 in Webbs last 12 starts as an underdog of +110 to +150.

 

Giants vs Dodgers Moneyline Pick: Dodgers -150

There will be very few games in which MLB odds do not favor the Dodgers this season. After an offseason that saw them make the big signings of Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, it will be tough to bet against this team, given their talent.

While the Giants also had a big offseason, signing Matt Chapman and reigning Cy Young winner Blake Snell, they are still behind the Dodgers. Even with the pitching matchup leaning in the Giants’ favor for this game, the Dodgers still have the overall roster advantage, which makes siding with them the best option for MLB picks.

The best example of this was the opening series of the season. The Giants split their four-game series with the Padres, losing the opening and last games. Giants pitchers allowed 28 runs in the series, leading to a team ERA of 6.35 through the first four games.


On the other hand, the Dodgers’ lineup has been pretty good, leading the league in runs (47) and homers (11). The Dodgers’ star power is all over their lineup, with Ohtani, Betts, Teoscar Hernandez, Freeman and Max Muncy, who have all started the season strong.

 

 

Giants vs Dodgers Over/Under Pick: Over 8 (-120)

This game could be an issue for MLB lines. The quality of pitchers on the mound could level the playing field for both sides. However, with how good the Dodgers’ lineup has been, it is hard not to side with the over. The Giants have also hit the over in every game this season.

In addition, in the game that Webb started on Opening Day, the Giants still lost 6-4. The inning after he was pulled from the game, the Giants bullpen gave up four runs, which led to their loss. If the Dodgers can get Webb out of the game early and take advantage of San Francisco’s bullpen, they should still be able to hit the over.

 

 

Giants vs Dodgers Player Prop Pick: Mookie Betts Over 0.5 Runs + RBIs (-145)

If Betts gets into scoring position, it seems more likely that he will be driven home than not, given the players that bat behind him in the lineup. In Monday’s 8-3 win over the Giants, Betts got on base three times (two hits and a walk) and scored three runs with Ohtani, Freeman and Smith behind him. There is a good chance something like that will happen again in this game.

 

 

Giants vs Dodgers Score Prediction

Dodgers 7, Giants 4

 

 

Questions of the Day

Who is favored to win the NL West between these teams?


The Dodgers are the overwhelming favorites to win the NL West this season, with the Giants third in the odds.

How deep will Logan Webb go in the game?


Given how the bullpen has struggled this season, the Giants will need Logan Webb to go deep in this game.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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