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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

NL West rivals Los Angeles Dodgers (28-15) and San Francisco Giants (19-24) meet Tuesday night in the second of a three-game series.

The Dodgers look to continue their winning ways against the Giants after taking the first four of the 13-game season series, including last night’s 6-4 win in 10 innings. 

In the content below, dive into our expert betting picks, predictions and analysis, featuring a game prop, the run line and two player props.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants betting picks and predictions

A Run in the 1st Inning – Yes (-115)

The Dodgers own an MLB-best 48.84% first-inning run rate, meaning they have scored a run in 21 of their 43 games. With a top three in the batting order consisting of MLB superstars Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani and Freddie Freeman, it’s not hard to explain why the Dodgers have been so productive in the first frame.

Add in their opponents’ first-inning run production, and 26-of-43 Dodger games have seen first-inning runs. The Dodgers have scored a first-inning run in six of their last eight, and in the last 10 Dodger games, eight have featured first-inning runs.

While the Giants own 23rd-best first-inning run rate at 20%, (just 17.3% at home), tonight’s pitching matchup between two rookies presents as good an opportunity as any to pounce on this game prop. 

Los Angeles starting pitcher Gavin Stone has posted a 6.43 ERA in the first inning this season while San Francisco’s starting pitcher, Keaton Winn, has posted an 11.74 ERA in the first inning, thanks to surrendering five runs to the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning two starts ago.

The Dodgers have already scored a first-inning run against Winn this season, back in early April, and after a mostly quiet start to this road trip offensively, the Dodgers should carry their late-inning production in last night’s 6-4 win over the Giants over to tonight.

Dodgers -1.5 (-105)

Speaking of the pitching matchup, touted Dodger starting pitcher Gavin Stone has finally started to settle in after a rough first cup of coffee at the end of the last season and a concerning start to this season. In his last three starts, Stone has compiled 20 innings pitched, allowing only three earned runs. 

Keaton Winn, on the other hand, has been trending opposite of Stone. After recording three consecutive starts of six-inning, one-run ball to finish out April, Winn has combined to pitch 4.1 innings in two May starts, allowing 12 earned runs.

With his confidence shaken, he now must face the MLB’s top offense – a Dodger lineup producing over five runs per game. 

While we wouldn’t mind Stone allowing a first-inning run if it must come to that, tonight’s pitching matchup is one deciding factor in taking the Dodgers on the run line. 

The other factor is the health of the Dodger lineup versus the battered Giants lineup. The Giants are down key everyday players Jung Hoo Lee, Michael Conforto and Jorge Soler. San Francisco already ranks 25th in runs scored per game, and the chances they get great production without key pieces in the middle of their order are low. 

The Giants did manage four runs off Yoshinobu Yamomoto last night, but let’s not forget the Dodgers have now gone 20 straight games allowing four runs or less.

We will bank on the Dodgers’ stellar offense and bullpen, the pitching matchup and the Giants’ injuries to contribute to a Dodgers cover on the run line tonight. 

Freddie Freeman Over 1.5 Total Bases (-105)

Surprisingly, it’s been right-handed hitters that have demolished Keaton Winn this season, to the tune of a .888 OPS allowed, while lefties have managed just a .540 OPS. However, brief history indicates the left-handed hitting Freddie Freeman is a pick to click tonight.

Freeman has tallied four hits in five career at-bats against Winn, including a double and a home run. Freeman went 0-for-4 at the plate last night, meaning he is now hitless in eight straight at-bats.

With an astoundingly consistent hitting pedigree throughout his career, it would be foolish to bet Freeman’s mini-slump continues. He has only had one other back-to-back hitless stretch this season, and he bounced back with back-to-back multi-hit performances.

Freeman sees Winn well, so expect Freeman to bring his A-game tonight, and take the over on his total bases.

Will Smith Over 0.5 RBI (+120)

Dodger catcher Will Smith snapped an 0-for-21 stretch late in last night’s game, collecting two hits, including the winning RBIs in extra innings. You wouldn’t know Smith had been struggling recently, as his batting average still sits at .309.

With consecutive hits to finish last night, Smith should be excited about his opportunities today, especially after collecting two hits in three career at-bats against Winn. 

With Betts, Ohtani and Freeman hitting in front of him, we expect Smith to have plenty of RBI chances tonight, so why not take a chance on the plus-money value here?

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants odds

LA Dodgers 

-165 ML

SF Giants

+140 ML

Run Line

LAD -1.5 (-110)

Total

O/U 8

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants player props

Player Home Run Odds

Shohei Ohtani 

+375

Matt Chapman 

+450

Max Muncy

+475

Mike Yastrzemski

+550

Teoscar Hernandez

+550

Mookie Betts

+650

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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