Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants

August 3, 9:45 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Dodgers -169 / Giants +156
LAD -1.5 -104 / SF +1.5 -116
7.5un -115

The Dodgers will play one for Vinny Wednesday night when they take on the rival Giants in the third game of a four-game series at Oracle Park. Lefty Julio Urias goes for LA here against Alex Cobb for San Francisco. How are we playing this game with our free LAD/SF pick?

MLB Betting Odds

Wednesday's baseball betting lines opened LA and Urias at around -160 over San Fran and Cobb, with an over/under of 7.5 runs. Both figures were holding steady in the early betting action.

Dodgers-Giants MLB Betting Preview

Los Angeles took the opener of this series Monday night 8-2, then won Tuesday's game 9-5. The Dodgers banged out 11 hits Monday, seven for extra bases, then rapped out 13 hits Tuesday, five more for extra bases. LA won as a -135 favorite on the dime line Monday against San Francisco's Logan Webb and at -155 Tuesday. The Dodgers also covered against the run line both nights at prices of +120 and +110. With Tuesday's win, Los Angeles is 6-1 over its last seven games. At 70-33 overall, the Dodgers lead the NL West by 11.5 games over second-place San Diego, and they're five games up on the Mets in the battle for the best record in the National League. With Tuesday's loss, the Giants are 3-3 over their last six games. But at 51-53 overall, San Francisco is dead in the NL West race and now trails Philadelphia and St. Louis by 4.5 games in the fight for the third and final NL wild-card spot. Los Angeles leads the season series with the Giants eight games to three.

Wednesday's Pitching Match-Up

By our strict standards, Cobb is only 3/16 on quality starts this season but two for his last three. Last Friday, he held the Cubs to one run and three hits through six innings, with one walk against 11 strikeouts, although San Francisco lost that game 4-2. And over his last three starts, he's held foes to six runs - five earned - and 15 hits through 19 innings, with three walks against 22 whiffs. The Giants are only 6-10 with Cobb this season, but that's at least a game or two worse than they should be, based on his performances. In his only career start against the Dodgers, ten days ago in LA, Cobb gave up four runs and eight hits through 5 2/3 frames of a 7-4 San Francisco loss. Lefty Urias is 10/20 on quality starts this year and two for his last two. Last time out, 11 days ago, he held these Giants scoreless on two hits through six innings of a 4-2 Los Angeles victory. And just before that, he held the Angels to one run through seven innings of a 7-1 LA win. The Dodgers are 12-8 with Urias this season and 7-0 his last seven times out. Over three starts already this season against San Francisco, Urias allowed just two runs and nine hits through 18 innings, with two walks against 19 K's. Los Angeles won two of those three games, and all three games played under their totals.

Splits With the Sticks

The Dodgers are batting .260 against right-handed pitching this season, with an ML-best .338 team OBP and an ML-best .448 team slugging percentage. Numbers like those lead us to rank this line-up as the best in Baseball in this split. The Giants are slashing .244/.324/.427 against left-handed pitching.

The Bullpens

The San Francisco bullpen owns a 4.44 ERA this season and a 1.39 WHIP. The LA pen owns a 3.25 ERA and an ML-best 1.11 WHIP.

MLB Betting Trends

The Dodgers are 35-18 on the road this season and 47-21 against right-handed starters. The Giants are 29-25 at home and 21-16 against left-handed starters.

Totals Report

  • The Under is 53-40 in Dodgers games this season.
  • The Over is 52-48 in Giants games.
  • The Over is 27-24 at Oracle Park this season.

Dodgers at Giants Prediction 8/3/22

We give Urias the edge in the pitching match-up thanks to some great numbers against San Francisco this season. From there, we give Los Angeles our handicapping check-marks in both the splits with the sticks and the bullpen comparison. Also, the Dodgers are trying to secure the No. 1 seed for the upcoming NL playoffs, while the Giants are on the verge of playing themselves out of postseason contention. So we like LA here, and in knowing the visitors will bat nine times, we'll play the Dodgers against the run line at a price of +105.

Free Pick: 
Take the Dodgers on the Runline