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Dodgers Vs Giants: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 7/22/2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (59-38) and the San Francisco Giants (60-35) will look for continued power from sluggers on a roll when the teams square off on Thursday at 10:10 PM ET at Dodger Stadium. Chris Taylor is riding a two-game home run streak for the favored Dodgers (-165), and Mike Yastrzemski has also hit home runs in two consecutive games for the underdog Giants (+145). Los Angeles has Walker Buehler set to start, and San Francisco counters Anthony DeSclafani.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 22, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Giants Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Buehler (LAD) Pitcher DeSclafani (SF)
10 – 1 W/L 10 – 4
121.1 IP 113.1
2.37 ERA 2.78
0.910 WHIP 0.980
9.0 K/9 8.2
2.0 BB/9 2.2

Dodgers Probable Starter Walker Buehler

  • The Dodgers will send Buehler (10-1) out for his 20th start of the season. He is 10-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 122 strikeouts through 121 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance came on Sunday against the Rockies, when the right-hander threw seven innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The opposing Giants offense has the fifth-ranked slugging percentage (.435) and is first in MLB play with 144 home runs. They have a collective .244 batting average, and are 13th in the league with 772 total hits and eighth in MLB play scoring 467 runs.
  • The Dodgers are 13-6 in Buehler’s 19 starts this season with Los Angeles as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 22, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Buehler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Dickerson 15 .133 2 0 1 .188 .321
Mike Yastrzemski 13 .231 3 0 2 .333 .564
Buster Posey 11 .273 3 0 1 .385 .840
Steven Duggar 10 .300 3 1 2 .364 1.064
Wilmer Flores 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
LaMonte Wade Jr. 5 .000 0 0 0 .286 .286
Donovan Solano 5 .000 0 0 1 .143 .143
Mike Tauchman 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.000
Jason Vosler 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Darin Ruf 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Giants Probable Starter Anthony DeSclafani

  • DeSclafani (10-4) will take to the mound for the Giants and make his 20th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in six innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Cardinals.
  • The Dodgers have scored 512 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They have 795 hits, eighth in baseball, with 136 home runs (fourth in the league).
  • His team is 6-5 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 22, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs DeSclafani

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Turner 25 .240 6 0 2 .269 .509
AJ Pollock 14 .286 4 0 0 .286 .572
Max Muncy 11 .273 3 2 2 .500 1.318
Chris Taylor 6 .333 2 0 2 .429 .762
Will Smith 5 .600 3 1 1 .714 1.914
Cody Bellinger 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .733
Mookie Betts 5 .400 2 1 1 .500 1.500
Matt Beaty 3 1.000 3 1 2 1.000 3.000
Albert Pujols 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Austin Barnes 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers average 5.3 runs per home game compared to 5.3 per contest on the road.
  • The Dodgers score the second-most runs in baseball (512 total, 5.3 per game).
  • The Dodgers have won 62.8% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (59-35).
  • Los Angeles is 44-20 (winning 68.8% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -165 or shorter.
  • In the 97 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Los Angeles, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 45 times (45-47-5).
  • Los Angeles was the moneyline favorite for each of its last 10 games, and went 6-4 in those matchups.

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Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking eighth with 467 total runs this season.
  • In 52 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.8 runs per contest compared to the 5.0 per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Giants have been the underdog 42 times and won 23, or 54.8%, of those games.
  • San Francisco is 5-4 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +145 or more on the moneyline.
  • San Francisco and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 45 of their 95 opportunities.
  • In four games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, San Francisco has a record of 3-1.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with a team-best batting average of .302.
  • Turner ranks 22nd in hits (98), 13th in AVG (.302), and seventh in OBP (.390) among qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Max Muncy’s 22 home runs and 59 RBI are both team-highs.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Muncy ranks 12th in HR (22), 20th in RBI (59), and third in OBP (.408).

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Turner 325 .302 55 17 55 .390 .898
Chris Taylor 317 .278 69 14 53 .377 .856
Mookie Betts 315 .267 63 14 40 .368 .866
Max Muncy 279 .272 58 22 59 .408 .978
Will Smith 245 .261 40 12 42 .363 .832
A.J. Pollock 220 .277 31 13 35 .329 .852
Matt Beaty 147 .259 26 4 29 .355 .729
Zach McKinstry 144 .236 19 7 29 .282 .726
Cody Bellinger 141 .156 23 4 19 .271 .533
Austin Barnes 134 .209 17 3 16 .316 .644

Giants Players to Watch

  • Buster Posey is batting .333 with 13 home runs and 30 RBI for San Francisco this season.
  • Yastrzemski leads San Francisco in home runs with 16 and runs batted in with 41.
  • Yastrzemski does not rank in the top 10 in average and home runs among qualified hitters in the majors.

Giants Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mike Yastrzemski 280 .236 48 16 41 .326 .819
Wilmer Flores 244 .250 38 11 33 .327 .761
Dónovan Solano 226 .270 25 3 21 .324 .682
Buster Posey 210 .333 38 13 30 .417 .974
Austin Slater 196 .219 23 9 23 .292 .680
Alex Dickerson 185 .232 23 9 26 .304 .726
Steven Duggar 178 .275 33 6 26 .345 .806
Mike Tauchman 148 .176 20 4 15 .287 .571
LaMonte Wade Jr 130 .246 21 9 21 .340 .848
Darin Ruf 128 .258 27 10 23 .381 .936

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