MLB Game Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants

Aug 1, 2022

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Game: Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants

Time: 9:45 p.m. ET

Odds: Dodgers -138, Giants +115

Total: 7.5

Last season, the Dodgers and Giants battled in an epic NL West pennant battle. Fast forward a year and the Dodgers have a 17.5-game lead over the third-place Giants. San Diego sits in second place in the division and the Giants are hoping for a much different result than the last time these two teams met. The Dodgers swept four games against San Francisco right after the All-Star break. L.A. outscored the Giants 25-13 in that series.

As they look to turn it around, San Francisco will start right-hander Logan Webb who is 9-4 with a 2.91 ERA this season. He’s coming off a loss to Arizona last Wednesday. Webb allowed four earned runs in a 5-3 loss to the Diamondbacks. In his previous four starts, Webb had allowed a combined total of just four earned runs. One of those starts was against these same Dodgers. Webb pitched six innings and allowed a single earned run, but the Giants would end up on the wrong side of a 5-1 loss. Webb has made seven career starts against the Dodgers and he is 1-2 with a 3.28 ERA.

Fresh off taking three of four games from the Chicago Cubs, the Giants will take on Dodgers pitcher Andrew Heaney. The left-handed Heaney is 1-0 this season and returned from an injury just last week. He pitched four scoreless innings in a 7-1 win over Washington. Heaney has not faced the Giants as a member of the Dodgers. He did make three career starts against San Francisco when he was with the Angels. Heaney is 1-2 with a 7.02 ERA against the Giants.

The Dodgers took three of four games from the Colorado Rockies over the weekend. L.A. has won seven of its last ten games and 16 of its last 20. The Dodgers have also won four of the last five against the Giants and L.A. has won seven of its last eight road games. The Dodgers continue to rank just behind the Yankees in scoring averaging 5.21 runs per game. In the four-game weekend series with the Rockies, the Dodgers put up 28 runs.

Prior to the success against the Cubs over the weekend, the Giants hit a rough patch. San Francisco is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games. The Giants have been playing well at home though. They are 6-1 SU in their last seven home games. Typically, San Francisco does well at home against left-handed pitching. The Giants are 37-18 in their last 55 home games against a lefty.

Despite the prolific scoring, four of the last five Dodgers games have gone Under the total. The Dodgers have the third-highest Under percentage (58.1%) this season with an O/U record of 39-54-8. In the series with the Giants, four of the last six games have gone Under. The Under is 5-2 in San Francisco’s last seven home games.