Giants vs Dodgers Odds, Picks & Predictions (July 21)

Giants vs Dodgers Odds, Picks & Predictions (July 21)

Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon quieting the crowd

Jul 14, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) reacts after pitching three strike-outs in a row with the bases loaded against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers are -157 home favorites over the Giants on Thursday night
Lefty Carlos Rodon (8-5, 2.66) will start for San Francisco against Mitch White (1-2, 4.20)
A look at the Giants vs Dodgers odds can be found below with a pick

The visiting San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers would like to maintain the momentum they carried into the All-Star break when the National League West rivals meet at 10:09 p.m. ET Thursday in the opener a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.

Before hosting the All-Star Game on Tuesday, the Dodgers (60-30, 30-13 home) had won four games in a row, 11 of their last 12 and 15 of 17. The Giants (48-43, 22-21 road) went into the break on a three-game winning streak and having won five of six and seven of nine.

Giants vs Dodgers Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
San Francisco Giants
+133
+1.5 (-175)
Over 8.5 (+100)
Los Angeles Dodgers
-157
-1.5 (+138)
Under 8.5 (-120)

Odds as of July 20th at Barstool Sportsbook.

 

 

The Dodgers are -157 favorites, giving them a 61.09% implied win probability in a game that will be televised by ESPN. Los Angeles is co-favorite with the New York Yankees at +400 in the World Series odds while the Giants have +5000 odds.

The weather forecast calls for mostly cloudy, a gametime temperature of 75 degrees with a low 65 and south wind at 5-15 mph.

San Francisco vs Los Angeles Probable Pitchers

Left-hander Carlos Rodon (8-5, 2.88) is scheduled to pitch for the Giants against Mitch White (1-2, 4.20). Rodon, who has +1800 NL Cy Young Award odds, will be working on six days of rest and White on eight.

Rodon vs White

8-5
Record
1-2
2.66
ERA
4.20
2.88
xERA
4.22
1.11
WHIP
1.29
3.74
SO/W
2.47

Rodon was selected to the NL All-Star team but did not participate in the game because of a cracked nail and blood blister on his left middle finger. However, he has been cleared to pitch Thursday.

Since the beginning of June, Rodon is 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in nine starts. He had a no-decision against the Milwaukee Brewers last Thursday at home, pitching five innings, striking out seven and allowing one run, eight hits and three walks.

He certainly won’t get a warm reception in LA.

Not many cheers for Giants All-Star pitcher Carlos Rodon at Dodger Stadium pic.twitter.com/xJQCTogV5x

— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) July 19, 2022

Rodon has a 1-2 career mark against the Dodgers and 3.52 ERA in four starts. He has started twice at Chavez Ravine, going 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA.

Rodon has a 4-4 road record and 3.10 ERA this season in 10 starts and is 6-3 with a 2.80 ERA in 13 starts at night. The Giants are 8-10 when Rodon pitches, losing all five of his no-decisions.

White will be making his ninth start since being moved into the rotation from the bullpen May 21. He is 0-2 with a 4.04 ERA as a starter and the Dodgers have split the eight games.

It was a rough outing for White in his previous start July 12 against the Cardinals in St. Louis. He did not factor in the decision but gave up six runs on 10 hits in five innings with three strikeouts and two walks.

He is capable of better.

Called on Mitch White and he delivered.

His final line tonight: 7.1 IP, 2H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6K pic.twitter.com/qnMosOBIT8

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 19, 2021

White is 1-1 with a 3.60 in six games (three starts) at home. He has made all eight starts at night as well as two relief appearances and is 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Giants Batters
Batting Average vs Mitch White
LaMonte Wade Jr.
1.000
Thairo Estrada
.000
Wilmer Flores
.000
Darin Ruf
.000
Mike Yastrzemski
.000
Dodgers Batters
Batting Average vs Carlos Rodon
Hanser Alberto
.267
Will Smith
.200
Trea Turner
.167
Justin Turner
.111
Mookie Betts
.059
Austin Barnes
.000
Cody Bellinger
.000
Freddie Freeman
.000
Max Muncy
.000
Trayce Thompson
.000

None of the Giants hitters have faced White more than once.

The Dodgers’ Mookie Betts is just 1 for 17 (.059) off Rodon with a double. Austin Barnes, Cody Bellinger, Freddie Freeman, Max Muncy and Trayce Thompson are a combined 0 for 19.

Giants vs Dodgers Betting Outlook

The Giants lead the season series 3-2 but were swept in a two-game set in May in Los Angeles. Austin Slater has hit .364 (4 for 11) with one home run for the Giants. The Dodgers’ Gavin Lux is 5 for 11 (.455) with a homer.

The Giants hold a slight 15-14 edge over the Dodgers since the beginning of last season despite losing to Los Angeles in five games in a 2021 NLDS.

SF vs LAD Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
6/12/22
Giants
Dodgers
SF, 2-0
6/11/22
Giants
Dodgers
SF, 3-2
6/10/22
Giants
Dodgers
SF, 7-2
5/4/22
Dodgers
Giants
LAD, 9-1
5/3/22
Dodgers
Giants
LAD, 3-1
10/14/21
Giants
Dodgers
LAD, 2-1
10/12/21
Dodgers
Giants
LAD, 7-2
10/11/21
Dodgers
Giants
SF, 1-0
10/9/21
Giants
Dodgers
LAD, 9-2
10/8/21
Giants
Dodgers
SF, 4-0

Giants vs Dodgers Prediction

Rodon was on a roll before the All-Star break. That and White seeming like a starter to fade makes the Giants a live underdog

Pick: Giants ML (+133)

 

 

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